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September 17, 2014

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Letters to the Editor

Not all vehicles must be registered
Aug. 29, 2014
In the Sunday letter “Will NRA back this plan?” the writer tried to draw an analogy between automobiles and firearms. He wrote: “Auto owners must register their autos when purchased and relicense and pay taxes every year. A person must be at least 16, in most if not all states, and have a license to operate the auto.” He concluded that firearms should have similar registration and licensing conditions.
Idle minds in Ferguson
Aug. 28, 2014
Some say an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Are the residents of Ferguson, Mo., at the workshop’s epicenter?
Added sanctions may backfire
Aug. 28, 2014
I had a tremendous opportunity at the end of July, as a member of a peace delegation, to visit my senators’ and representative’s offices in Washington, D.C. Berim.org and the Win Without War coalition sponsored the delegation.
Ignoring Qatar’s role in ISIS threat
Aug. 27, 2014
Isn’t it strange with all the discussion about what to do about the threat from ISIS — should we bomb the group in Syria, perhaps reconsider “boots on the ground,” etc. — I haven’t seen a single word about doing something about stopping ISIS’ major sponsor, Qatar.
How Obama can appease the GOP
Aug. 27, 2014
I recently read Republicans are angered by President Barack Obama having the audacity to take a vacation and play some golf. I think I’ve come up with a plan that will help the president relax and will meet with the approval of Republicans (especially Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain) in the hard-working, never-take-a-break Congress.
Columnist off-base about disease
Aug. 27, 2014
Michael Hiltzik, columnist for the Los Angeles Times, obviously has not had a loved one die of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. His Saturday column about the ice bucket challenge is a travesty. He implies that since ALS is a rare disease, far outstripped by many other conditions, it does not warrant so much attention and money.
Reason behind teacher shortages
Aug. 26, 2014
What other profession offers raises for the first 12 years of employment and then expects those employees to work for 18 more years without a raise? No cost-of-living raises for going on six years means most …
Tax-paying secularist objects
Aug. 26, 2014
Tax the churches (and temples, mosques, etc.). It needs to be said. And while we’re at it, let’s stop pretending that religious institutions aren’t in the business of …
Questions about Lake Mead
Aug. 24, 2014
Every day there is something about saving water in the other paper. We all have seen Lake Mead recede …
Don’t raise my sales tax
Aug. 24, 2014
Regent James Dean Leavitt proposes a sales tax to fund a stadium at UNLV and a $100 per year charge on students to finance a “perpetual fund” for UNLV capital projects. …
Will NRA back this plan?
Aug. 24, 2014
Nicholas Kristof is right on (“Our blind spot about guns,” Aug. 6) when he compares automobile and gun deaths in the past century. The automobile industry, either voluntarily or by government mandate, has done a tremendous job in …
An important question
Aug. 24, 2014
When we invaded Iraq in 2003, Saddam put up his military against ours in conventional fashion …
Wars are all about the money
Aug. 23, 2014
I agree with Vernos Branco’s letter to the Sun (“Thoughts on war, critics and pundits,” Aug. 18) stating that the U.S. shouldn’t be the world’s policeman. …
It’s no wonder police are on edge
Aug. 23, 2014
Thank goodness our county sheriff has a cool head. He was aware of all the gun-nuts in the area, and coolness ruled. …
Big-league ambassadors
Aug. 23, 2014
How refreshing to see some good news coming from the state of Nevada. Nevada is taking the Little League nation by storm. What a great …

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