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October 1, 2014

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Letters to the Editor

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.”
Understanding what ‘natural’ is
Sept. 1, 2014
Thanks for the meaningful Aug. 25 article “What does ‘natural’ really mean?”
No excuses if the U.S. is attacked
Sept. 1, 2014
If, in the future, America sees another catastrophe perpetrated by terrorists and commentators in the media start saying “how could this happen?” think back to what I’m about to say.
United States must exterminate ISIS
Sept. 1, 2014
Today the civilized world as we know it is threatened by the ignorance of left-wing extremism blinded by its ideological resistance to an all-out eradication of the savagery of radical Islam.
Different views on the U.S. wealth gap
Aug. 31, 2014
An analysis by the rating agency Standard & Poor’s says the wealth gap is slowing the United States’ economic growth. We the nonrich already knew that.
Something missing at casinos today
Aug. 31, 2014
I’ve just returned home from Santa Fe Station, where I gave the staff one last chance to show how much they love me, as per Station Casinos’ familiar tagline “We Love Locals.”
Wealthy Bieber escapes justice
Aug. 29, 2014
I guess money does talk. Justin Bieber cut a plea deal in a Miami DUI case if he takes a 12-hour anger-management course and donates $50,000 to charity.

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