Opinion

Give aging Navy ships to our allies
Sunday, April 20, 2014
other voices:
A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a routine procedure that all of the 11 large carriers in service undergo regularly.
Feds are trying to ruin rancher
Sunday, April 20, 2014
letter to the editor:
God bless Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Sen. Dean Heller for questioning the zeal with which the Bureau of Land Management is trying to put rancher Cliven Bundy and his family into the poorhouse.
Immigration and drug laws can go too far
Sunday, April 20, 2014
other voices:
The soldier who fights for his country only to be rewarded with indifference or even outright mistreatment when he returns is a story familiar in fiction and sometimes, unfortunately, in real life as well.
Obamacare news you probably missed
Sunday, April 20, 2014
other voices:
Did you hear the latest news about Obamacare? Probably not, even though it is important news you need to know so you can make smart decisions that will help you and your family.
Bundy is no victor
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Sun editorial: Bunkerville rancher defied the rule of law, picking and choosing what he’d obey
In the aftermath of the standoff in Bunkerville between the Bureau of Land Management and rancher Cliven Bundy, Bundy and his supporters declared victory.
Wrong to weaken Clinton forest plan
Sunday, April 20, 2014
letter to the editor:
It was nearly 20 years ago that President Bill Clinton’s Northwest Forest Plan went into effect. Government agency reviews show the plan has been effective at protecting drinking water supplies for millions of Americans, improving water quality, and restoring forests that were affected by decades of unsustainable old-growth logging.
Preserving my marriage
Sunday, April 20, 2014
WHERE I STAND:
Communication was key when deciding to try to break into medical marijuana business ...
Our young people and a TV blunder
Saturday, April 19, 2014
letter to the editor:
One would hope the college student who pronounced “Achilles” as “A-chill-is” on a recent college edition of “Wheel of Fortune” is not representative of today’s college students.
Faculty’s role in controlling tuition
Saturday, April 19, 2014
other voices:
Are university faculty members doing their part to control the tuition costs that students are required to pay to pursue university education? Students are the reason for the existence of faculty in our colleges and universities. It is common knowledge that the tuition costs are steadily climbing at a higher clip than the rate of inflation.
Minimum wage not high enough
Saturday, April 19, 2014
letter to the editor:
I believe that minimum wage should be increased in order for people to be able to simply live. I work in the service industry, and I must depend on tips to get by. Working 40 hours a week is still not cutting it.
A wit for all seasons
Saturday, April 19, 2014
other voices:
I don’t remember much about being on Stephen Colbert’s show. It all passed in a blur of fear.
‘Patriots’ defend a rich tax dodger
Saturday, April 19, 2014
letter to the editor:
I am frustrated by the so-called patriots who rallied to defend a tax dodger — a rich one, no less.
Economic growth is at capacity
Saturday, April 19, 2014
letter to the editor:
In his April 8 column “A tax reformer’s uphill push,” George Will referred to an economic growth rate of 4 percent per year. That shows that Will has no understanding of high school math.
A lesson from a Fort Hood victim
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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When President Barack Obama and the first lady made a return visit to Fort Hood last week, they paused in front of the kind of memorials we have become accustomed to seeing since the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Our soldiers don’t deserve to return to this
Friday, April 18, 2014
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The only reason he is alive, Mike Yurchison says, is his girlfriend, Leigh Anna Landsberger. She sits with him through endless waits at Veterans Affairs, whispering that he’s smarter than she is even if his brain is damaged. She helps him through his seizures, and she nags him to overcome drug addiction.