Opinion

Tackled by the language police
Monday, October 20, 2014
other voices:
Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let’s hope the Federal Communications Commission embraces the formal petition inciting it to deny licenses to broadcasters who use the word “Redskins” when reporting on the Washington Redskins.
When government was good
Monday, October 20, 2014
other voices:
Tom Wolf’s mood is sunny but his words are serious. He’s answering teachers’ questions at an elementary school featured last year in a New York Times story about the costs of overcrowding and underinvestment.
A daughter’s sense of duty
Monday, October 20, 2014
other voices:
When friends heard I was in Michigan to help my elderly, macular-degenerated, moderately demented mother who had fractured her hip and been moved to a rehab facility, they told me not to forget to take care of myself. I’ve given other caregivers the identical advice. But now, after several weeks here, I wonder what it even means. How does it translate into reality?
Endorsements for county races
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sun editorial:
In the race for Clark County sheriff, the public would be well served whether retired Metro Police Capt. Larry Burns or Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo wins. They both bring significant qualities and experiences to the race, but, in our view, one candidate stands out.
Problem with delving into politicians’ personal lives
Sunday, October 19, 2014
other voices:
Gary Hart’s downfall in the run-up to the 1988 presidential election marked an important milestone on a journalistic arc that began with Watergate. Where, previously, the media fast track was greased by befriending politicians, now it was enhanced by bringing them down. Ever since, nothing has been out of bounds for media outlets large and small. Consider Kansas.
Crime pays for Hamas terrorists
Sunday, October 19, 2014
letter to the editor:
Wow, $5.4 billion to a terrorist organization! If this doesn’t incentivize Hamas to continue its war on Israel, nothing will.
Let developers pay for soccer stadium
Sunday, October 19, 2014
letter to the editor:
If this soccer stadium that Cordish Companies and Findlay Sports want to build is such a great deal, why don’t they try to hustle one of the billionaires here in town?
Three key questions for the GOP
Sunday, October 19, 2014
other voices:
Officially, not a single candidate is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
Amazon plays rough, but what will we do about it?
Sunday, October 19, 2014
other voices:
Is Amazon a monopoly? That certainly is what Franklin Foer, the editor of The New Republic, thinks. In the magazine’s current issue, he has written a lengthy polemic denouncing the company for all manner of sins. The headline reads: “Amazon Must Be Stopped.”
Recommendations for top statewide races
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Sun editorial:
This is no time for a complacent electorate, one that figures that with a shoo-in governor and no presidential race to agitate the masses, this is an easy election to take a pass.
Biting off the downtown apple
Sunday, October 19, 2014
letter to the editor:
Tony Hsieh. The revolutionary who was supposed to change downtown. The man who made me believe he could change the tech scene in Las Vegas. He promised changes that would revitalize a long-forgotten area of Las Vegas. I was ready to get a big T.H. tattoo on myself to show my unwavering support of Mr. Hsieh.
Photo: The Clarion on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Las V
New development’s rise from dust of Clarion’s impending implosion could come at right time
Sunday, October 19, 2014
OPINION:
The recently shuttered resort is scheduled for implosion in January, and its new owner is planning to open a mixed-use development in its space, making for an exciting time in that corridor.
Our endorsements for state legislators
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Sun editorial:
This year’s election for state legislators should be a call to arms for voters to endorse lawmakers who will put Southern Nevada’s needs ahead of partisan politics. For too long, we have gotten the bum’s rush in Carson City, where our needs are given short shrift — even from our locally elected politicians.
In defense of couple suing a sperm bank
Saturday, October 18, 2014
other voices:
Three years ago, Jennifer Cramblett and her partner, Amanda Zinkon, went shopping for sperm.
Fear of new ‘collard’ people
Friday, October 17, 2014
other voices:
Collard greens are “the new kale?” So say some chic eaters, even as some concerned cultural guardians fear a new socio-economic menace: “food gentrification.”