Letters from Murray M. MacDonald, Wanda Durick, David Wilhite and Jerry Patchman.
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Gun background checks
Clean energy attainable
Rooftop solar and jobs
Rep. Cresent Hardy argues in his commentary that we should listen to our ally Israel and reject the deal hammered out with Iran concerning their cessation of developing nuclear arms ("Simply put, if Iran and Hamas win, US ally Israel loses," Monday Review-Journal). Rep. Hardy states that Israel is qualified to make the judgment because, geographically, it sits quite close to Iran.
The Bureau of Land Management roundup of wild horses in Cold Creek is quite horrific ("BLM horse roundup has fast start out of gate," Sept. 1 Review-Journal). The roundup reveals adequate evidence to fire a few administrators and mandate a total change in the federal mission dealing with wild horses and burros.
I'm a die-hard UNLV football fan. It's part of a Southerner's DNA to support local college sports. We arrived in Las Vegas in 1968 and watched the Rebels play under the lights at a downtown high school football field. I've been attending games ever since, most of that time as a scholarship donor sitting midfield, lowest section on the west side of Sam Boyd Stadium.
Drivers and bicyclists
Movie theater security
Ray Murphy complained in his letter to the editor that the "Clark County Commission has just picked our pockets" ("More Cops tax," Sept. 7 Review-Journal). Mr. Murphy writes that he has lived here since 2002, and he complains of sheriffs constantly asking for money for more officers.
Iran: Deal or no deal
Rooftop solar viability
It's time for Republicans in Congress to finally admit that it is just possible that the president actually did something right, this once.
Could the Review-Journal please stop with the bogeyman propaganda?
The latest story on Rep. Joe Heck is typical ("Heck announces opposition to Iran nuclear deal," Sept. 3 Review-Journal). When running for office, Rep. Heck runs as a conservative. When his vote means nothing, he votes conservative, such as by "repealing" Obamacare.
On Labor Day, let's do more than attend a barbecue and lament the end of summer. Let's talk about and commemorate the importance of hard work year-round and how our contributions to the economy make America work. Let's recognize all of the men and women who are working for a better life, just as our forefathers did centuries ago.
I read with interest Sylvia Lazos' commentary on Education Savings Accounts ("Education Savings Accounts imperil public education," Tuesday Review-Journal). It is obvious Ms. Lazos did not do her homework or was afraid to share how successful ESA programs have been in other states.
ESAs improve outcomes
The article on the National Clean Energy Summit quotes all the President Barack Obama catchphrases that seem to support residential rooftop solar systems for Nevada homeowners ("Obama talks clean energy at summit," Aug. 25 Review-Journal). The article states in part that Sen. Harry Reid said he wasn't satisfied with the current rooftop solar energy model used by NV Energy.
Defending his education budget ("Public vote on tax package sought," Aug. 11 Review-Journal), Gov. Brian Sandoval calls the referendum filed by a group of anti-tax Republicans "a wrongheaded attack on the children and families of Nevada." Then, listing nine elements of the program, Gov. Sandoval asks, "What will you cut?"