Opinion

Let’s take care of Wranglers first
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
letter to the editor:
Like John Tominsky, I, too, am depressed since the Orleans dropped our Las Vegas Wranglers hockey.
Where is the GOP heir apparent?
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
For more than two generations, the Republican presidential nominating process has had an immutable internal logic to it: The next guy in line gets the nomination. But just as the Republican Party is going through one of its periodic struggles for identity — earlier such battles were fought in 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1980 and 1992 — the party finds itself without a “next guy.”
Lake Mead levels not just Vegas’ problem
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Where I Stand:
A week does not go by without some national or international news outlet heralding the impending demise of Southern Nevada as a result of the relentless drought that has plagued the Colorado River system for well over a decade. The belief appears to be that the only location at risk as a result of this drought is Southern Nevada. There seems to be little, if any, understanding of the dominoes that begin to fall if crucial reservoir elevations are reached in Lake Mead.
Doctors, police worry that medical marijuana will hurt ‘business’ — and that’s not surprising
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
It’s not surprising that both the Florida Sheriff’s Association and the Florida Medical Association oppose legalizing medicinal marijuana. Expanding public access to legal marijuana is bad for business.
Sheltering the valley’s pets
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
letter to the editor:
hank you so much for your wonderful article on the Lied Foundation (“The No-Kill Dilemma,” Aug. 10). I have lived here for 51 years and sadly have seen so many people come and go and leave animals behind. I know all the sadness and tragedies of the years and can say I’m happy things have changed.
Due process is price of justice
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
letter to the editor:
Regardless of one’s views toward the criminal justice system and the death penalty, nobody wants to see an innocent person incarcerated or executed. Yet, in his Aug. 8 letter, “We need to keep the death penalty,” reader Tim Hicks bemoans the fact that executions are often postponed for many years during what he describes as “appeal after senseless appeal.”
Move over, Flipper; here comes Jumbo
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Surely you remember the dolphin era of the late 20th century. Smart, lovable and (generally) friendly, dolphins reveled in their status of Man’s Second Best Friend. Hear me out: Elephants are the new dolphins. They’ve been to war; they “talk.” Can a popular TV series be far behind?
Perry sent guard as political stunt
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
letter to the editor:
Bob Jack wrote a letter congratulating Gov. Rick Perry of Texas for sending Texas National Guard troops to the U.S. border (“Perry makes right move along border,” July 31). Perry’s order was a political stunt to make himself look like a viable presidential candidate.
Our selective outrage
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Barack Obama. The same should be true — but tragically is not — of the killing of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb.
Are Americans superficial for mourning the deaths of celebrities?
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
The deaths last week of comedian-actor Robin Williams and actress Lauren Bacall unleashed an outpouring of grief across the country. The shocking circumstances of Williams’ death — suicide by hanging — sent his fans reeling. Americans often react this way when a beloved actor or entertainer dies. But are we mourning the wrong people at the wrong time?
Talk about real grinders
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
letter to the editor:
A story in the entertainment/food and drink section of the Aug. 12 Sun said, “Grinders brings taste of Philly” to submarine sandwiches (hoagie, gondola, po boy, hero). This is like linking big band music, jazz and swing — showing no understanding of artistry or nuances.
Small businesses rise with perseverance, passion
Sunday, August 17, 2014
OPINION:
Challenges of working for yourself can come from any direction, so those who succeed need the right personality, idea and education. It's not for everyone, but when it works, it's worth all the trouble ...
Obama’s vacation — relax
Friday, August 15, 2014
other voices:
Sitting on a deck chair on the family friendly boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach, Del., typing into my digital tablet, I am wondering why people are giving President Barack Obama such a hard time for taking a vacation.
Into a new void?
Friday, August 15, 2014
other voices:
This far into the human story, only the historically uninstructed are startled by what they think are new permutations of evil. So, when Russia sliced Crimea off Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry was nonplussed: “You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th-century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped-up pretext.” If, however, Vladimir Putin is out of step with the march of progress, where exactly on history’s inevitably ascending path (as progressives like Kerry evidently think) does Kerry, our innocent abroad, locate the Islamic State?
Is a difficult life inherited?
Friday, August 15, 2014
other voices:
One delusion common among America’s successful people is that they triumphed just because of hard work and intelligence.