Opinion

Race card season again?
Thursday, April 24, 2014
other voices:
After years of mostly hedging any suggestion that racism has anything to do with President Barack Obama’s ferocious opposition, there’s a new racial etiquette in town. Top Democrats are slipping off the kid gloves.
Still getting wolf whistles at 50
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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It’s weird to be jealous of your car. But I am. Men look at my car with such naked lust, their eyes devouring the curves and chrome, that I often feel as though I’m intruding on an intimate moment.
America’s might takes money
Thursday, April 24, 2014
letter to the editor:
The column “If Walgreen Co. moves home base to Europe, blame D.C.’s tax failure,” in Monday’s Sun, leaves me with some questions.
Tsarnaev: He who should be named
Thursday, April 24, 2014
other voices:
This is how it happens now: Someone commits a crime, and everyone turns to his Facebook page, hoping to glimpse his inner thoughts. And there, on the public page of Kevin Edson — who allegedly put a rice cooker in a backpack, then placed it near this year’s Boston Marathon finish line — was that familiar photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, staring out from behind tousled hair, with an off-color joke for a caption.
Bundy is a victim of government
Thursday, April 24, 2014
letter to the editor:
The editorial “Bundy is no victor” stated, “He could have staged an act of civil disobedience to garner help.”
Don’t horse around with carriage idea
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
letter to the editor:
How quaint! A horse-drawn carriage ride on Las Vegas streets? How incredibly stupid for so many valid reasons.
The feds are coming, the feds are coming
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
other voices:
Here comes Cliven Bundy, who looked like a 21st-century Paul Revere as he ran about his Nevada ranch shouting the feds are coming, the feds are coming, successfully arousing others who joined him in standing up to a mighty force that backed down in some of its overkill. Is he a hero, then? No, but stay tuned.
Limbaugh lacks a sense of humor — or sense
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Every father should tell his children the hard-won lessons he has learned about life. For example, never get into an argument with a clown. He will just get out of his tiny car, slap his outsized shoes on the sidewalk and honk his silly red nose. It is hard for a normal person to remain dignified in such a confrontation.
Talking tough with big stick in hand
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
letter to the editor:
I was impressed by all the big, brave macho men with all their weapons coming to defend a moocher who feeds his herd on public land and does not want to pay for it. A handout, like some Tea Party folks call welfare.
Truths behind the Bundy situation
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
letter to the editor:
Perhaps I don’t see the situation between Cliven Bundy, his armed militia supporters and the Bureau of Land Management as clearly as others —but some truths poke through, i.e., Bundy has not paid taxes imposed on his use of public land for private grazing rights, and Bundy and the militia men and women apparently feel that they are above the law.
Climate salvation gets cheap
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
other voices:
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which pools the efforts of scientists around the globe, has begun releasing draft chapters from its latest assessment, and, for the most part, the reading is as grim as you might expect. We are still on the road to catastrophe without major policy changes.
Use juries to teach feds a lesson
Monday, April 21, 2014
letter to the editor:
The most effective way for “We the People” to neuter the federal government in its fight with Nevada’s Cliven Bundy is to hang every federal jury in cases against Bundy.
George W. Bush, painter
Monday, April 21, 2014
other voices:
Concepts some folks have trouble getting their brain around: Mack Brown as an ex-coach, Rick Perry as a presidential candidate, George W. Bush as a painter.
Bundy family isn’t paying its share
Monday, April 21, 2014
letter to the editor:
The situation involving Cliven Bundy is an example of government fees that went unpaid for 20 years while Bundy ignored requests for payment for the illegal use of federal land for grazing.
Jeb Bush’s optimism school
Monday, April 21, 2014
other voices:
The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as a gloomy enclave, a collection of pessimists who fear what our country is becoming and where it is going.