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September 16, 2014

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Letters to the Editor

Don’t miss more opportunities
Aug. 22, 2014
Threats against the United States must be taken seriously these days. …
Fracking concerns go unanswered
Aug. 22, 2014
In January, my wife and I purchased a home in Gillman Springs, smack in the middle of Nevada. We fell in love with the people and scenery that …
Point about Obama misses mark
Aug. 21, 2014
I was watching “WYP?” (“What’s Your Point?”) and became angry at the disingenuous remarks made by Amy Tarkanian over Syria, Ukraine and Iraq. She and many other conservatives …
Take a look at the flat tax
Aug. 21, 2014
The national debt is still going up. The nation’s jobless are still looking for work. Illegal immigration seems to be out of control. …
Sheltering the valley’s pets
Aug. 20, 2014
hank you so much for your wonderful article on the Lied Foundation (“The No-Kill Dilemma,” Aug. 10). I have lived here for 51 years and sadly have seen so many people come and go and leave animals behind. I know all the sadness and tragedies of the years and can say I’m happy things have changed.
Due process is price of justice
Aug. 20, 2014
Regardless of one’s views toward the criminal justice system and the death penalty, nobody wants to see an innocent person incarcerated or executed. Yet, in his Aug. 8 letter, “We need to keep the death penalty,” reader Tim Hicks bemoans the fact that executions are often postponed for many years during what he describes as “appeal after senseless appeal.”
Let’s take care of Wranglers first
Aug. 20, 2014
Like John Tominsky, I, too, am depressed since the Orleans dropped our Las Vegas Wranglers hockey.
Perry sent guard as political stunt
Aug. 19, 2014
Bob Jack wrote a letter congratulating Gov. Rick Perry of Texas for sending Texas National Guard troops to the U.S. border (“Perry makes right move along border,” July 31). Perry’s order was a political stunt to make himself look like a viable presidential candidate.
Talk about real grinders
Aug. 19, 2014
A story in the entertainment/food and drink section of the Aug. 12 Sun said, “Grinders brings taste of Philly” to submarine sandwiches (hoagie, gondola, po boy, hero). This is like linking big band music, jazz and swing — showing no understanding of artistry or nuances.
U.S. might regret doing nothing
Aug. 18, 2014
We removed dictatorial governments in Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11 and tried nation building, which has turned out to be a spectacular failure. Americans are tired of foreign involvement and twice elected a president who is sympathetic to that view.
Thoughts on war, critics and pundits
Aug. 18, 2014
The American people are war-weary after 11 years in Iraq and 13 years in Afghanistan, yet we have congressional members and pundits calling for more combat troops to be inserted into Iraq to engage ISIS.
Let Congress act only on big issues
Aug. 18, 2014
All these columnists complain about the do-nothing Congress. Don’t they know we have too many laws already? Why add more unless it’s an issue of national security or public safety?
Raise teacher pay to boost education
Aug. 17, 2014
Isn’t it ludicrous that on a daily basis there are newspaper articles and television spots explaining the efforts being expended to secure one or more stadiums in this county? The pleas make it sound like we just can’t survive without a stadium and, ultimately, some kind of professional ball team.
We need answers about Afghanistan
Aug. 17, 2014
Two-star Maj. Gen. Harold Greene was murdered in another in a long tragic trail of “green on blue” killings of American military troops while training Afghan army members who have been infiltrated by the Taliban.
Let banks enforce lending standards
Aug. 14, 2014
The Saturday Heard Elsewhere column “Subprime auto loans on road to ruin,” from the Sacramento Bee, criticized the financial industry for offering subprime auto loans. The column, however, offered no solutions about how to serve the customers who take out these loans.

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