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September 16, 2014

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  • Critique from an Obama fan
    Sept. 16, 2014
    I’m probably one of the few Americans left with some sympathy for President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, and even I have to admit his Syria policy has been a mess.
  • President and Congress share onus of confronting Islamic State
    Sept. 16, 2014
    For most of the summer, Republicans had it easy when it came to the Islamic State. All they had to do was complain that President Barack Obama wasn’t tough enough, accuse him of lacking strategic vision and demand he do more.
  • American horror story
    Sept. 16, 2014
    Like the smattering of other Americans who still pay close attention to the wearying spectacle of our country’s politics, I worry about what will happen on Nov. 4, the day of the midterm elections.
  • Big business should thank Obama
    Sept. 16, 2014
    It was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, had hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time.
  • History shows Iran can’t be trusted
    Sept. 16, 2014
    In 1985, the United States made a secret arms sale to Iran despite an arms embargo. President Ronald Reagan went on to say the sale, which became part of the Iran-Contra affair, was made in hopes of the release seven U.S. hostages in Lebanon, and to repair animosity between the U.S. and Iran.
  • Dem stimulus is bad, GOP’s is good
    Sept. 16, 2014
    The double standard presented by Sen. Dean Heller’s position on the Tesla tax incentives and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are startling. His website states: The Tesla announcement “shows Governor Sandoval’s policy of creating a low-tax environment to attract cutting-edge industry leaders, like Tesla, is working for our state.”
  • So much for private enterprise
    Sept. 16, 2014
    No one can deny that Las Vegas is a world-class entertainment destination. Our resorts excel in producing an experience enjoyed worldwide.
  • It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... tourists!
    SlotZilla redeemed? The fugly facade recently opened its 'Zoomline' zipline
    Sept. 10, 2014
    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... drunk tourists!
  • Size doesn’t matter: Casino Royale is one of the Strip’s true anomalies—and soon it’ll be home to a White Castle.
    The renovating Casino Royale is a sliver of independence (and affordability) on the Strip
    Sept. 10, 2014
    The smallest casino on the Las Vegas Strip has been in the news lately, but not because of its size, or the fact that it’s one of few properties on the Boulevard not owned by a huge gaming company, or its long and interesting ownership history. It's because the small space will soon be home to the city's first ...
  • Passion for the pill in the GOP
    Sept. 9, 2014
    Republican candidates are falling madly in love with contraception. Who knew? ...
  • When moderates fight back
    Sept. 9, 2014
    The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have ...
  • Some answer is needed
    Sept. 9, 2014
    Regarding the letter about passing more laws (“Passing more laws isn’t the answer,” Sept. 2), my question is: Then what is the answer? Before there was mandatory …
  • 11 reasons the Islamic State might be more dangerous than al-Qaida
    Sept. 9, 2014
    The Islamic State is not just the terror group de jour. It is a hugely ...
  • Help them achieve food security
    Sept. 9, 2014
    The editorial in the Sun regarding potential mass immigration from drought-stricken Central America raises legitimate alarms. We have the capacity to …
  • A return to the worst of the worst
    Sept. 9, 2014
    Years ago, territories such as the Ukraine and a few others could not wait to be free of Russia. They had a very good reason …
  • From left, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval; Steve Hill, executive director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development; and Telsa Motors CEO Elon Musk answer questions after a news conference at the Capitol in Carson City on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.
    Tesla is a win for all of Nevada
    Sept. 9, 2014
    Decades of strategic and sustainable business-friendly policies have culminated in Nevada landing what could well become the nation’s largest manufacturing plant. I want to congratulate …
  • Unified kidnapping response needed
    Sept. 5, 2014
    The most horrifying aspect of the execution of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff is the utter inhumanity of it — a gruesome beheading captured on video for maximum exposure. Also chilling is the cold-blooded and brutal
  • A new flood of migration to US looms
    Sept. 5, 2014
    The swarm of immigrants who came across the border this year, including more than 60,000 unaccompanied minors, could wind up paling in comparison to an immigration crisis looming …
  • President Barack Obama speaks about the killing of journalist James Foley in Syria during a statement in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
    Ready, aim, fire; not fire, ready, aim
    Sept. 5, 2014
    President Barack Obama has been excoriated for declaring that “we don’t have a strategy yet” for effectively confronting the Islamic State group. In criticizing Obama for taking too much time, Rep. Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman …
  • 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. …
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