It was so nice of Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson to remind us of how much he and the Republican-run Legislature were looking out for the interests of children when they pushed through their "groundbreaking" education reform bill ("School choice," Feb. 3 Review-Journal letters).
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It's certainly refreshing that in times where there are issues of critical worldwide importance, the Review-Journal chose the article on UNLV's mascot as the featured front-page headline ("Rebels moniker passes muster," Tuesday R-J). For those of you intrigued by its content, this story from a pillar of journalistic excellence deals with UNLV's Rebels nickname and its mascot — Hey Reb! — being offensive to a portion of the students.
Regarding the editorial on the federal deficit, I have no problem with what is there, but I do have a problem with what was not there ("Balancing act," Monday Review-Journal). The editorial provided several reasons for the ballooning deficit at the end of the George W. Bush era and the start of Barack Obama's presidency. But it failed to mention the role of massive tax cuts.
The recent decision by the Review-Journal to scale back reviewing and writing about local performing arts is a great disservice to the community and proves counterintuitive to a healthy, balanced society that celebrates diversity, culture and tradition.
I wish to address a couple of points in David Adams' letter, "Logic doesn't add up in Obamacare dissent," a response to the Nov. 23 Review-Journal editorial on Obamacare.
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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The editorial on rooftop solar (and many before it) mistakenly claims NV Energy gives me 11.6 cents per kilowatt hour for the excess electricity I produce ("Solar must pay its way," Nov. 22 Review-Journal). I am a new solar user, but based on my first nine months, I anticipate that over a year I will produce more electricity than I use. I make more than I use some months and use more in other months.
In the Nov. 22 Viewpoints section of the Review-Journal, someone had the silly idea of letting Michelle Malkin and Kathleen Parker give opposing viewpoints on allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. It was silly because of Ms. Malkin's consistent practice of simply making stuff up to suit any issue on which she is writing.
The editorial on rooftop solar was focused on the wrong industry. It should be that NV Energy must pay. How do you justify NV Energy's request to spend close to $1 billion to build a gas-fired generating plant, so that it can avoid purchasing power from out of state?
After reading yet another of the Review-Journal's interminable editorials opposing Obamacare, I was confused about the logic that was expressed in the latest diatribe ("Unaffordable care," Monday Review-Journal).
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Business owners who chose to lease retail space at downtown's Container Park and are now complaining about lack of foot traffic and blaming their lack of prosperity on property management should take a closer look at their own business plans to explain their failures ("Uncontained complaints," Nov. 13 Review-Journal). I fully support independent businesses, but I also recognize new businesses often fail due to inexperience and poor decisions made by the owners and operators.
Claiming that he wants to keep Nevadans safe, Gov. Brian Sandoval wants to delay relocation to Nevada any Syrian refugees ("Plan to accept refugees attacked," Tuesday Review-Journal). Presumably, this is because one of the terrorists in Paris may have been posing as a Syrian refugee. By refusing relocation to our state, we could avoid allowing a terrorist to our midst.
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