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EDITORIAL: Wealthy’s ‘fair share’ reaching tipping point

When it comes to reducing the federal budget deficit and the national debt, President Barack Obama says there is “obviously” more work to be done. He says he’s willing to do the work, but he also says it must be done “in a balanced way that doesn’t put all the burden on seniors or students or middle-class families, but also asks the wealthiest Americans to contribute and pay their fair share.” That’s what Americans really want, he says.

EDITORIAL: To salute all who served, privatize VA

Today is Veterans Day in the United States, a holiday to honor military veterans who bravely took on the job of defending freedoms we frequently take for granted. There are about 22 million veterans in America today, one for every 14 residents, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find somebody to offer a handshake and a thank you.

Getting taken for a ride

Much has been made in the last few days of Uber’s arrival in Las Vegas. What many fail to realize, however, is that Uber is in willful violation of Nevada’s laws.

EDITORIAL: Voters want accountability from schools

Here’s some sobering perspective on Tuesday’s overwhelming defeat of Question 3, The Education Initiative: Even if voters had approved the business margins tax and injected hundreds of millions of new tax dollars into Nevada’s underperforming K-12 system, it would have done nothing — nothing! — to address the state’s school construction, renovation and technology needs.

What’s a promise worth?

Before last week’s election, a host of people who opposed the soundly defeated Education Initiative hinted at or promised outright that they would work hard after the election to ensure Nevada’s schools were properly funded.