Opinion

Lesson in race relations, mercy from shooter and his victim
Sunday, December 21, 2014
other voices:
Ian Manuel is a black man who has spent most of his life in prison. Yet, he still has a most unusual advocate calling for his release: a white woman whom he met when he shot her in the face.
America, who are we?
Sunday, December 21, 2014
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I recently spoke at a seminary and graduate school in New York about the protests after the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.
Why 2014 is a big deal for America
Sunday, December 21, 2014
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I was just about to go with a column that started like this: When they write the history of the global response to climate change, 2014 could well be seen as the moment when the balance between action and denial tipped decisively toward action. That’s thanks to the convergence of four giant forces: São Paulo, Brazil, went dry; China and the United States together went green; solar panels went cheap; and Google and Apple went home.
Photo: Terry Fancher, executive managing director at Stoc
A few months after opening, SLS has a new beginning
Sunday, December 21, 2014
OPINION:
The face of the resort's rebranding has been replaced ...
Details are lost in racial outcry
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
letter to the editor:
Lost in the racial outcry over the decision to not indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of black petty criminal Eric Garner is the key fact that the attempt to arrest Garner was overseen by a black female police sergeant.
Cop cams: A good tool, not a cure
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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As the tragic chokehold case of Eric Garner illustrates, police body cameras are not the solution to all police brutality complaints. But they can bring a much-needed clarity to what we’re arguing about.
Support inclusive conservation plan
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
letter to the editor:
The sage grouse was all over the headlines last week as the Western Governors Association and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell met, in part, to discuss its fate.
The cheerfulness of tax reform
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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If America’s long-term economic growth were 3.5 percent, the result would be the restoration of cheerfulness. If long-term growth is closer to 2 percent, the result will be continuing social disappointment and political crankiness.
Put the run back in the Rebels
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
letter to the editor:
I was interested in your article a few days ago about the transfers from the UNLV basketball team.
On anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy, Congress should act on gun laws
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Other Voices:
Two years ago this week, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 20 children and six adults were killed in one of the deadliest school shootings in our nation’s history. I will never forget the horror of how those children died — shot at close range with a high-powered rifle, with each child hit as many as 11 times, as a shooter fired more than 150 rounds of ammunition within five minutes. The tragedy was magnified by the realization of what could have happened if the killer had more time — given the time and capacity, he would have killed hundreds of ...
Consider other points of view
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
letter to the editor:
We all have a tendency to read about and listen to political opinions that agree with our own. It would be a very healthy thing if everyone read just one book that explains the political opinion opposite theirs.
The dark reality for immigrants
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
letter to the editor:
Last summer, when Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama’s adviser, was in Las Vegas to promote immigration reform, I pointed out to her that Republicans don’t want immigration reform. Undocumented immigrants are expected to register as Democrats once they gain citizenship, so why should Republicans help them? I have since been convinced there is a far darker reason.
Hillary 2.0 would be Hillary XX
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
November 2016 is still a long way off, but it’s hard to imagine that the presidential campaign will provide any bit of advertising as strangely entertaining and revealing as a video put online recently by Stand With Hillary, a new super PAC.
Evil is being answered with evil
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
The “debate” over torture is almost as grotesque as torture itself. There can be no legitimate debate about the intentional infliction of pain upon captive and defenseless human beings. The torturers and their enablers may deny it, but they know — and knew from the beginning — that what they did was obscenely wrong.
Of taxes, pigs and Congress
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Great news! After a year of hapless floundering, Congress appears well on its way to passing a major tax bill that will be signed by President Barack Obama.