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September 18, 2014

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A disconnect in education spending
Sept. 8, 2014
In the Wednesday letter “Tax dollars and education,” the writer parrots the liberal canard that taxing and spending is the answer to all problems. He says we need to spend more to educate our children.
Two key programs and conservatives
Sept. 8, 2014
Two government programs kept me out of the poorhouse and off the streets during the Great Recession after the balloon burst in the housing market: Medicare and Social Security.
Team eliminated after only one loss?
Sept. 7, 2014
Am I the only one in town who is upset about the way the Little League World Series turned out?
The rich’s bubble can be penetrated
Sept. 7, 2014
The writer of the Aug. 31 letter “Different views on the U.S. wealth gap” says, “The bubble the rich live in cannot be penetrated.” Horse hockey.
Black men killing other black men
Sept. 5, 2014
In the Aug. 28 article “After funeral, Horsford steps further into spotlight on race,” Rep. Steven Horsford said because of the tragic death of Michael Brown, now is the time for this nation to have a discussion on …
A lawmaker’s interesting choice
Sept. 5, 2014
U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford attended the service in Ferguson, Mo., for Michael Brown, a young black man shot by a white police officer. …
Michael Brown and his ‘mistakes’
Sept. 5, 2014
Ever-reliable Eugene Robinson opines in his Aug. 27 column “When mistakes become deadly” that the 6-foot-4, 300-pound, 18-year-old Michael Brown “made mistakes,” including …
Clarifying what Horsford said
Sept. 4, 2014
U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford’s carefully crafted words at Michael Brown’s funeral (Aug. 26 Sun) need clarification.
Remember another Sept. 11 tragedy
Sept. 4, 2014
September 11 rolls around again. It’s the anniversary of the deadliest murder and massacre of American citizens in the history of the United States. No, not the World Trade Center. The Mountain Meadows Massacre just north of St. George, Utah.
‘Managing’ services for vets
Sept. 4, 2014
The House Veterans Affairs Committee proposes to “raise awareness and develop legislation in support of the millions of military and veteran caregivers tending to their ill and injured warriors at home.”
Who missed the point?
Sept. 3, 2014
A letter to the Sun (Point about Obama misses mark, Aug. 21) called remarks made by Amy Tarkanian over Syria, Ukraine and Iraq “disingenuous” and said she and many other conservatives whine about President Barack Obama’s reaction to foreign affairs but have zero solutions. The writer is wrong. …
Tax dollars and education
Sept. 3, 2014
Here we go again. Nevada again has the worst schools in the nation. Overcrowded, understaffed buildings in disrepair, turning out poorly educated …
School situation is no surprise
Sept. 2, 2014
Three years ago, when I was forced into retirement (after 30 years of excellent performance reviews in Michigan and Clark County) and replaced by a younger, grant-sponsored, less expensive “newbie,” I contacted the personnel department about substitute teaching. While still employed by the district, I was instructed to go online and complete the application process, including new transcripts (from the 1960s-70s no less), a new tuberculosis test and new fingerprinting — all at my expense.
Get ready for a smoke-free Las Vegas
Sept. 2, 2014
Smoke-free casinos in Las Vegas? Absolutely, yes!
Passing more laws isn’t the answer
Sept. 2, 2014
In the Aug. 24 letter “Will NRA back this plan?” responding to Nicholas Kristof’s comment comparing gun and auto deaths, the writer states “at least auto operators must have insurance to protect second and third parties.”

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