I write to congratulate Gov. Brian Sandoval on his decisive action to prevent Syrian refugees from settling in Nevada. However, I call on him to extend this ban to all white people as well.
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Steve Sebelius stated that Education Savings Accounts were sold to the Nevada Legislature, in part, "as a way to level the playing field between students from rich and poor backgrounds" ("The wealthy, not the poor, apply for ESAs," Nov. 1 Review-Journal). As soon as I read that, I knew he was digging deep into the Democratic Party class warfare playbook to discredit the program.
I loved the article, "Church of Bacon cooks up ambitious plans for center" (Oct. 31 Review-Journal). But it seems that Nick Aquilina, in his letter ("Church of Bacon," Wednesday Review-Journal), thinks the reporter and editor should take religion more seriously and that the article should have been placed in the entertainment section. Kind of like how at the library, the Bible is placed in the fiction section?
Mr. Trump may be a great dealmaker with other business people who are equally loutish or at least willing to put up with his lack of tact, but can he really be considered presidential and represent the powerful United States when meeting with world leaders who have impulse control, manners, cleverness and diplomacy skills?
In Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin's letter ("Fairness to taxpayers," Oct. 25 Review-Journal, he takes issue with a Review-Journal editorial's conclusion that the city looks petty in its pursuit of payment from Clark County under the terms of a 1985 fire services agreement between the entities ("Dash for cash," Oct. 15 Review-Journal).
Letters from John M. McGrail, Pat Sharp, Gary Musser and Nick Aquilina.
I recently purchased a solar panel system for my home, and I've learned that net metering has come under fire because nonsolar customers face higher bills to subsidize those who have solar panels. How is this possible?
Letters from Siegfried Gerlach, M. Marcia Brutch and Richard L. Strickland
After reading the Review-Journal article on the Roos-N-More zoo, I had a flashback to my childhood in Chicago, where I would ride my bicycle to the Brookfield Zoo ("Moapa zoo cleared to reopen," Oct. 22 Review-Journal). I would pay my quarter to see the animals, eat a lunch my mom packed and enjoy nature. That was 50 years ago.
It was terrible to hear about the horrible massacre at Umpqua Community College ("Oregon massacre," Oct. 2 Review-Journal). It was another senseless mass killing in a gun-free zone, and another excuse for President Barack Obama to try to destroy the Second Amendment by taking guns away from law-abiding citizens. Then, only bad guys will have guns.
The article about the Metropolitan Police Department paying a large settlement to a woman falsely accused of being a prostitute at the Cosmopolitan makes me aware of what a total scam these so-called prostitution sweeps are.
On Oct. 22, I watched part of Hillary Clinton's hearing on Benghazi before a House committee ("Clinton withstands GOP grilling over Benghazi," Oct. 23 Review-Journal). What was it, the eighth, 10th or 15th hearing on the subject?
The Social Security Administration has advised there will not be a cost-of-living raise for 2016 because gasoline prices are so low. What? What intellect thought up this excuse?
Letters from Kenneth F. Hines, Tom Hoover and Carolyn Bradley
Fairness to taxpayers
Sanders and 'S' word
Kudos to the Review-Journal editorial board for taking a position on how our nation can dramatically improve the care of our veterans ("Privatize VA," Monday Review-Journal).
Is the Review-Journal just not paying attention? Or are we seeing a display of willful ignorance regarding Hillary Clinton's policies? The "Demand specifics" editorial (Sept. 26 Review-Journal) claimed that the policies Mrs. Clinton has outlined lack specifics. No other candidate has rolled out as many policies with as much detail as Mrs. Clinton.
Jack Oliver's letter suggests that an acceptable solution to the public school teacher shortage in Southern Nevada is to "eliminate the need for a college degree in order to teach in our schools." Following that logic, the solution to Southern Nevada's shortage of doctors must be to eliminate the requirement that doctors complete medical school — or even a pre-med undergraduate degree — in order to practice medicine.
Is a taxi war coming to Las Vegas?
Letters from Graham H. Tye, Stephen Norman, Robert Kraft and Lee Mallory.
Far be it from me, a resident of Las Vegas and a taxpayer, to ask: Who decided to create this idea to look into a downtown master plan?