Opinion

Harry Reid vs. the Smooth Deal
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is an acquired taste. It may surprise people outside of his Democratic caucus that many of his colleagues will miss him. But they will.
The mark of terror
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
We don’t need to know the political or religious views of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Gunter Lubitz to call his crashing of a crowded airliner into a mountainside an act of terrorism. And we don’t need any further evidence to recognize a cruel irony: Legitimate fear of potential terrorist attacks apparently made this tragedy possible.
When Nancy met Johnny
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Today, concerned citizens, we will consider when we want our elected representatives to just throw in the towel and get something done.
Why Nevada lawmakers should support ridesharing
Monday, March 30, 2015
other voices:
On a recent business trip to Las Vegas to promote the International CES, I had to wait 30 minutes outside the Las Vegas Convention Center for a cab. That’s time I could have spent meeting with hotel execs, scouting new exhibit space or exploring the city’s vibrant downtown tech scene.
Feeling that post-Monica remorse
Monday, March 30, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
A surprising contriteness has taken hold of Bill Maher and David Letterman about one of their favorite high-value targets: Monica Lewinsky.
Who says economics is hard?
Monday, March 30, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Every day the Chinese go to work, Americans get a raise: Chinese workers — many earning each day about what Americans spend on a Starbucks latte — produce apparel, appliances and other stuff cheaply, thereby enlarging Americans’ disposable income. Americans similarly get a raise when they shop at the stores that made Sam Walton a billionaire.
What Ted Cruz knows
Monday, March 30, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Sen. Ted Cruz is a decided underdog for the Republican presidential nomination, but he understands where his opening lies. And this, in turn, tells us a lot about the shape of the contest and the fight the GOP is about to have.
President Obama has gone rogue
Monday, March 30, 2015
letter to the editor:
America is being led by a rogue president and his administration. The result is an America no longer recognizable by its traditional values and policies.
Ban coyote killing contests in Nevada
Monday, March 30, 2015
letter to the editor:
The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners will be deciding whether to accept a petition to ban coyote killing contests in Nevada. California banned coyote killing contests in December 2014, and it would be a huge step for Nevada to be the next state to ban these inhumane and unnecessary activities.
Waiting for Rice’s breakout year
Monday, March 30, 2015
letter to the editor:
Were there any doubts that Coach Dave Rice would plead his case to keep his job for another year? He promised a “breakout year” to the athletic director. I guess the fifth year is the charm.
Why Jeb Bush might lose
Monday, March 30, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
If you’re keeping score during the endless 2016 preseason, last week was pretty good for Jeb Bush.
Businesses on board with education reforms
Sunday, March 29, 2015
guest column:
I have lived in Las Vegas for 43 years, and I have never seen so much support for an issue from so many disparate groups. Two former Democratic governors — Richard Bryan and Bob Miller — and two Republican governors — Robert List and Brian Sandoval — support an education reform plan ...
Kill concealed carry bills
Sunday, March 29, 2015
letter to the editor:
Do we now live in a society where a majority of citizens feel the need to be protected from everything all of the time, no matter the consequences? If so, something is very wrong with the society.
This is not a more perfect union
Sunday, March 29, 2015
letter to the editor:
It is my understanding that, as Americans, we should be working toward a more perfect union. Whether it’s curtailing reproductive and voting rights, refusing to implement reasonable gun control, not supporting education, impeding immigration or health care reforms, it seems we are headed in the wrong direction.