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October 20, 2014

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Tackled by the language police
Monday, October 20, 2014
other voices:
Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let’s hope the Federal Communications Commission embraces the formal petition inciting it to deny licenses to broadcasters who use the word “Redskins” when reporting on the Washington Redskins.
When government was good
Monday, October 20, 2014
other voices:
Tom Wolf’s mood is sunny but his words are serious. He’s answering teachers’ questions at an elementary school featured last year in a New York Times story about the costs of overcrowding and underinvestment.
A daughter’s sense of duty
Monday, October 20, 2014
other voices:
When friends heard I was in Michigan to help my elderly, macular-degenerated, moderately demented mother who had fractured her hip and been moved to a rehab facility, they told me not to forget to take care of myself. I’ve given other caregivers the identical advice. But now, after several weeks here, I wonder what it even means. How does it translate into reality?
Problem with delving into politicians’ personal lives
Sunday, October 19, 2014
other voices:
Gary Hart’s downfall in the run-up to the 1988 presidential election marked an important milestone on a journalistic arc that began with Watergate. Where, previously, the media fast track was greased by befriending politicians, now it was enhanced by bringing them down. Ever since, nothing has been out of bounds for media outlets large and small. Consider Kansas.
Three key questions for the GOP
Sunday, October 19, 2014
other voices:
Officially, not a single candidate is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
Amazon plays rough, but what will we do about it?
Sunday, October 19, 2014
other voices:
Is Amazon a monopoly? That certainly is what Franklin Foer, the editor of The New Republic, thinks. In the magazine’s current issue, he has written a lengthy polemic denouncing the company for all manner of sins. The headline reads: “Amazon Must Be Stopped.”
Help wanted: Good worker for fun-sounding job
Sunday, October 19, 2014
OPINION:
Despite the swagger that a great job title can bring at a high school reunion, a local team manager said recruiters aren’t impressed by titles.
In defense of couple suing a sperm bank
Saturday, October 18, 2014
other voices:
Three years ago, Jennifer Cramblett and her partner, Amanda Zinkon, went shopping for sperm.
Photo: Danny Seraphine, longtime drummer for the band Chi
Pop Evo picks up a pound of power from Danny Seraphine
Friday, October 17, 2014
There was a reason David Perrico injected the word “evolution” into his band’s name back in 2012. ...
Stratosphere ending Frankie Moreno residency this year
Stratosphere ending Frankie Moreno residency this year
Friday, October 17, 2014
As of Dec. 20, Frankie Moreno and the Stratosphere are finished. Announced today in a news release, the hotel said Moreno would be ending his run ...
Photo: Travis Cloer, Jeff Leibow and Deven May of
Jeff Leibow delivers another dash of hope with NF all-star show at Venetian
Friday, October 17, 2014
“The NF Hope Concert” has been around long enough that it has developed a genuine tradition. ...
Fear of new ‘collard’ people
Friday, October 17, 2014
other voices:
Collard greens are “the new kale?” So say some chic eaters, even as some concerned cultural guardians fear a new socio-economic menace: “food gentrification.”
Bill Gates’ manure bin needs reboot
Friday, October 17, 2014
other voices:
Dear Village of Wellington Code Enforcement Office: I represent Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who owns an $8.7 million horse farm in your municipality.
This situation is scarier than Ebola
Friday, October 17, 2014
other voices:
We Americans do panic really well. We could use a few pointers on prudence.
Photo: Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno and his band
Frankie Moreno plays cabin for ‘Live at 35’; SLS cuts include Griddle, buffet hours; ‘Mondays Dark’ targets Joint
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is the Stratosphere, where on Tuesday the hotel’s resident headliner asked, “Coffee, tea or medley?” We are speaking, in an altitudinal sense, of showroom standout ...

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