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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon: May 4, 2016
  • Editorial : Crossing the line

    Testimony presented in federal court last week raises serious questions about the state Human Services Department and the manner in which it has been administering its food assistance program.

    According to The Associated Press, state caseworkers and supervisors testified last Thursday that they falsified income information on emergency applications for people seeking food assistance, resulting in some of the state’s most needy being denied help.

  • A work of Art: ‘Kinda’ is sorta common nowadays

    A recent discovery, which with my luck won’t create even a ripple, deals with added flabbiness in speech and writing.
    The culprit has a name: “Like.” We’re not talking about the verb like, which might appear in this sentence: “I really like Katherine Zeta Jones.” That’s a legitimate use of the word.

    It’s the flabby part of speech that we make of “like,” when we like overuse it.

  • Editorial cartoon - May 1, 2016
  • A cynical alliance

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Dallas Morning News and was initially published on April 26.

    Cruz-Kasich alliance to stop Trump is a cynical gamble that could backfire.

    If it holds, the uneasy truce between Texas’ Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich may — and we emphasize may — succeed in keeping real estate mogul Donald Trump from securing enough delegates to win the GOP nomination outright.

  • Just for the record: A recent experience with medical costs

    We can’t all seem to agree about much lately, but perhaps we can all agree that in order to address a problem we have to have some accurate information, even if just one person’s experience.

     So, assuming we agree we do have a problem with medical costs and coverage (including the specter of going bankrupt from medical costs if not insurance costs), I’d like to share a recent experience with surgery and hospitalization:

  • Letters to the Editor - May 1, 2016

    Consolidation is long over due

    It’s time to consolidate the two school districts of Las Vegas. It’s long overdue.

  • Just a Thought: Feet on the ground and reach for the stars

    There are two personality traits that most people would agree should be sought after.

    One trait is confidence. I think if you ask the average person if they would like to approach each day with confidence, they would say yes. A second personality trait is humbleness. This might be a better question asked about others. I think if you ask the average person if they would like others to be humble, they would say yes.

    So one of these is a characteristic we wish on ourselves and one of these is a characteristic we desire in others, but should also want for ourselves.