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April 24, 2018

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Opinion

Dash of Hannity thickens the plot
Monday, April 23, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
The Don is fuming over the government raid on his concigliere’s office.
Tax cuts hurt in the long run
Monday, April 23, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
Wake up, tax cut lovers!
‘Little Pink House’ speaks truth to power
Monday, April 23, 2018
OPINION:
Coming soon to a cinema near you — you can make this happen; read on — is a bite-your-nails true-story thriller featuring heroes, villains and a history-making struggle over ... the Constitution’s Takings Clause. Next Feb. 24, “Little Pink House” will win the Oscar for best picture if Hollywood’s political preening contains even a scintilla of sincerity about speaking truth to power.
Medicaid is a lifeline for children
Monday, April 23, 2018
OPINION:
As Congress begins again to consider policies related to health spending, there’s no better time to increase awareness of the health care needs of America’s children who could be most affected by major health policy changes.
Book tour should be beneath Comey
Monday, April 23, 2018
OPINION:
James Comey’s book is titled “A Higher Loyalty,” but it surrenders the higher ground, at least partly. To watch him promote it is to see him descend.
Higher ed needs streamlining
Monday, April 23, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
Thirteen regents are too many. They remind me of the European Union moving its office every six months.
Believe it: True believers of Trump will be our downfall
Sunday, April 22, 2018
WHERE I STAND:
The tell-tale sign that we may, as a country, have crossed that line between democracy and authoritarianism-in-the-making was what I witnessed this past week on two occasions following former and fired FBI Director James Comey’s interview with George Stephanopoulos.
Our gold-leaf presidency
Sunday, April 22, 2018
OPINION:
Let’s talk for a minute about Mar-a-Lago.
Nikki Haley’s SOS to the nation
Sunday, April 22, 2018
OPINION:
Eight words from Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will go down as among the most powerful indictments of the rancid governing culture President Donald Trump has fostered.
State must look within to solve its education problem
Sunday, April 22, 2018
OPINION:
One of the most pressing needs of Nevada’s public education system is attracting and retaining experienced educators.
U.S. exporting its opioid crisis
Sunday, April 22, 2018
EDITORIAL:
An American-made phenomenon is on the cusp of gripping the world, but this one is nothing to be proud of.
On Earth Day, pledge to recycle all you can
Sunday, April 22, 2018
OPINION:
As Americans celebrate Earth Day with tree plantings, community cleanups and other eco-friendly activities, support for recycling has never been stronger, yet there remains a lot of room for improvement.
Open minds needed to treat addiction
Saturday, April 21, 2018
OPINION:
Due to the stigma of this disease, we tend to write off patients who are struggling, dismissing their challenges as lack of motivation. In no other disease space do we do this: When a diabetes patient is experiencing challenges with insulin, or when a cardiac patient is having trouble with blood pressure medication, we readily provide alternate therapies.
Iran vs. Israel: The real next war in Syria
Saturday, April 21, 2018
OPINION:
I’m sure neither side really wants a war. It could be devastating for Israel’s flourishing high-tech economy and for Iran’s already collapsing currency. But Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force seems determined to try to turn Syria into a base from which to pressure Israel, and Israel seems determined to prevent that. And in the past few weeks — for the first time ever — Israel and Iran have begun quietly trading blows directly, not through proxies, in Syria.
Credit to the real fiscal conservatives
Friday, April 20, 2018
By now, nobody should be surprised when the Republican Party violates its claims of fiscal rectitude. Increasing the deficit — through big tax cuts, mostly for the rich — has been the defining feature of the party’s economic policy for decades. When Paul Ryan and other Republicans call themselves fiscal conservatives, they’re basically doing a version of the old Marx Brothers bit …