Opinion

Public education for a new Nevada
Sunday, January 25, 2015
other voices:
With an economy based largely on casinos and construction, the old Nevada had less need of an educated population than most other states. A worker with a high school degree could make good money building homes, serving drinks or parking cars, at least while they were still young and healthy. Many students who wanted a good college education left the state, and the state could afford to be a tax haven for shell corporations, millionaires and retirees.
Democrats place priority on schools
Sunday, January 25, 2015
other voices:
Bipartisan agreement is often hard to achieve. But Republicans and Democrats across Nevada agree that our state’s education system is broken. For too long, we’ve approached funding education as if we were stuck in the 1950s rather than addressing the current needs of our students and preparing for Nevada’s future. Indeed, as Gov. Brian Sandoval noted in his state of the state speech, many of our educational policies and the way we fund them are based in the last century. The results have been ugly: Our classrooms are overcrowded, our teachers lack the resources necessary to educate our students and ...
Resolve is needed in war of ideas; right to self-expression must prevail
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Sun Editorial:
A few weeks removed from the terrorist attacks in Paris, we are still struck by the tragedy and how the world has responded. There is a clear division between those who support the basic human right of freedom of expression and those who don’t.
Story about Metro cop’s rants draws strong reactions
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Editorial:
Our story about a Metro Police officer’s rants about race on social media drew strong reactions from online commenters.
Is Jeb Bush doomed in 2016?
Monday, January 19, 2015
letter to the editor:
It appears that Jeb Bush has given out signs of running for president in 2016.
A way to fix the Nevada budget
A way to fix the Nevada budget
Monday, January 19, 2015
letter to the editor:
In the Wednesday guest opinion “The state of the state budget,” Kate Marshall and Elliott Parker wrote an excellent review of state budget history and the challenges involved.
Independent thinkers needed
Monday, January 19, 2015
letter to the editor:
Our country was founded on the principle of freedom of speech and expression. Not so in Congress.
Repair lines to increase safety
Sunday, January 18, 2015
letter to the editor:
Human lives can be saved.
Nevada should tax businesses for real
Sunday, January 18, 2015
letter to the editor:
I read with interest the Sun’s Jan. 11 article “What’s ahead on the Hill?”
Board needs common sense
Sunday, January 18, 2015
letter to the editor:
In reference to the letter “School Board needs professionals” (Las Vegas Sun, Jan. 6):
Governing for the good of Nevada
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Sun Editorial:
After Gov. Brian Sandoval’s State of the State speech Thursday, some people said he sounded like a moderate Republican, others said he sounded like a conservative Democrat.
Economy in Southern Nevada showing promise
Economy in Southern Nevada showing promise
Sunday, January 18, 2015
GUEST COLUMN:
We no longer are in the throes of the Great Recession, and while the downturn was a catalyst for re-engineering economic development, we’re at the point now where the community wants to know what’s next.
GOP is all about tax cuts for rich
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Letter to the editor:
On the first day of the 114th Congress, Republicans went after Social Security by placing new restrictions on …
Silicon Valley’s mirror effect
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
other voices:
This summer, Jesse Jackson shamed a number of important Silicon Valley companies, including Google, Facebook, Apple and LinkedIn, into publishing a breakdown of their employees by race and sex. The numbers are appalling — something the companies were forced to …
Photo: People holding a banner reading
Journalists must stand firm
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
other voices:
Cartoons crudely lampooning the Prophet Muhammad may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the right to speak freely must encompass the right to offend, without …