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EDITORIAL: Obamacare enrollment attrition

Back in April, President Barack Obama called on Democrats to “be proud” of the fact that millions of Americans had signed up for Obamacare. In what amounted to a declaration of victory, he attacked Republicans for opposing Medicaid expansions or supporting outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

EDITORIAL: Corruption costs

Yes, Nevada sits at the bottom of plenty of good lists and the top of lots of bad rankings. But one recently published study put Nevada way down a particularly nasty set of state ratings: corruption.

EDITORIAL: Keep UMC’s business open

Clark County has made strides in fixing the problems that beset University Medical Center, the valley’s only publicly owned hospital. It installed new leadership after a former CEO was accused of corruption. And, after much debate among commissioners, the county has created a new nine-member board to manage UMC’s operations, one that is uniquely attuned to the hospital’s needs.

EDITORIAL: Obama’s ideal retirement age runs afoul of his policies

President Barack Obama’s administration is all about social media. So it’s never a surprise when any of the president’s three Twitter feeds — @WhiteHouse, @BarackObama and @OFA (the last two are run by Organizing for Action) — promote his words and deeds. It’s equally unsurprising how often these tweets reveal a president and an administration completely out of touch with the country.

EDITORIAL: NLRB’s franchise ruling threatens owners, workers

When entrepreneurs buy fast-food franchises from, say, McDonald’s, the contracts they sign give them considerable independence in hiring and firing employees and establishing wages and benefits. State and federal regulators have long recognized this separation between corporation and franchisee, but if a recent, baseless order from the National Labor Relations Board’s top prosecutor stands, that separation could disappear — and unions will get a huge boost in their long-running efforts to organize the fast-food industry and win a job-killing minimum wage increase.

EDITORIAL: Federal land decisions defy common sense

Perhaps you’re completely opposed to the movement to return more federal lands to local control. Perhaps you trust the distant federal bureaucracy to best manage land in your community. Perhaps you’d rather deal with a federal agency if you needed a speedy response to a land-use matter of some urgency.

EDITORIAL: Recall Ramsey

So, are North Las Vegas voters ready to recall Municipal Judge Catherine Ramsey yet? If not, how much of the financially ailing city’s funds must the judge squander before taxpayers realize a recall ballot actually might save them money?