Opinion

Congress absent on Islamic State
Friday, September 19, 2014
other voices:
Although President Barack Obama made a convincing case for military intervention against the Islamic State last week, there’s something else that should occur before the United States again pursues a strategy of war: It’s time for Congress to have an up-or-down vote on authorizing the use of force. Sadly, that doesn’t appear likely.
Hurdles in trying to be a good parent
Friday, September 19, 2014
letter to the editor:
A lot of parents in Clark County are called “deadbeat parents” — a majority of them being fathers.
Why some parents love the whip too much
Friday, September 19, 2014
other voices:
Retired NBA star Charles Barkley has exposed a hazardous culture clash in the Texas indictment of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for child abuse.
Clinton’s role in Benghazi incident
Friday, September 19, 2014
letter to the editor:
Mitchell Zuckoff, after consulting with six members of a U.S. security team, has written a book about Benghazi, “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.”
Trying to ‘secure’ a border is futile
Friday, September 19, 2014
Other Voices:
Can borders stop immigrants? The particular border I have in mind looks like an obstacle course for mythical giants. To pass it, you would have to cross a 12-foot-wide ditch, climb a wall topped with blades, then scale three metal fences, two of them 20 feet high. You would need to elude surveillance cameras and motion-activated alarms, in addition to a multitude of well-equipped guards.
Mailbox siting issues in Las Vegas
Friday, September 19, 2014
letter to the editor:
As you drive in Las Vegas, there are hundreds of mailboxes.
Specifics needed in health care debate
Thursday, September 18, 2014
letter to the editor:
I admit it: I haven’t read the Affordable Care Act, but I do read the critiques of Obamacare and the desire of some to repeal it.
What if this doesn’t work?
Thursday, September 18, 2014
other voices:
President Barack Obama has committed the United States to another open-ended Middle East war in which the potential for doing harm rivals the possibility of doing good.
UNLV needs new football stadium
Thursday, September 18, 2014
letter to the editor:
What are the stadium people thinking? UNLV needs a new football stadium, built to NFL specs, and it should be on campus.
The reality of smoking at casinos
Thursday, September 18, 2014
letter to the editor:
“Will Nevada ever see smoke-free casinos?” was a published article that I am sure concerns the majority of our local residents.
Obama the reluctant leader
Thursday, September 18, 2014
other voices:
Moses, famously, tried to get out of it. When God called on him to lead the Israelites, Moses threw up a flurry of reasons he was the wrong man for the job: I’m a nobody; I don’t speak well; I’m not brave.
Farewell to the iPod
Thursday, September 18, 2014
other voices:
Quietly, even stealthily, Apple last week brought about that moment that many of its most loyal followers dreaded would happen: it killed off the iPod.
Nevada schools left shortchanged
Thursday, September 18, 2014
letter to the editor:
I find it interesting that the governor, who often claims education is his No. 1 priority, and the Legislature can quickly and easily vote $1.2 billion in tax breaks to attract new industry to this state but continue to shortchange our Las Vegas school system.
Europe needs to provide for its own defense
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
other voices:
In response to the Russian threat, Western leaders at the recent NATO summit reiterated their commitment to defending alliance members in the Baltics and Eastern Europe from aggression. This reaffirmation of NATO’s core promise is essential in the short term. But it requires fundamental reconsideration during the next decade. In the long run, it should be up to Europeans to ensure the integrity of their eastern frontier without a legal guarantee of U.S. assistance.
Blame tax system, not Burger King
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
letter to the editor:
Regarding the article about Burger King purchasing a Canadian company named HM Horton.