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April 23, 2014

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The feds are coming, the feds are coming
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Here comes Cliven Bundy, who looked like a 21st-century Paul Revere as he ran about his Nevada ranch shouting the feds are coming, the feds are coming, successfully arousing others who joined him in standing up to a mighty force that backed down in some of its overkill. Is he a hero, then? No, but stay tuned.
Limbaugh lacks a sense of humor — or sense
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Every father should tell his children the hard-won lessons he has learned about life. For example, never get into an argument with a clown. He will just get out of his tiny car, slap his outsized shoes on the sidewalk and honk his silly red nose. It is hard for a normal person to remain dignified in such a confrontation.
Climate salvation gets cheap
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which pools the efforts of scientists around the globe, has begun releasing draft chapters from its latest assessment, and, for the most part, the reading is as grim as you might expect. We are still on the road to catastrophe without major policy changes.
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Melody Sweets plays it cool in 'MDQ' rockabilly session
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Green Fairy in “Absinthe,” the latest guest star to join “Million Dollar Quartet,” upped the temp with a take on “My Boy Elvis,” closing Tuesday night’s performance at Harrah’s. Sweets picked the 1956 rockabilly track from ...
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L.V. Philharmonic’s new director is in a Nevada state of mind
Monday, April 21, 2014
San Francisco Symphony resident director Donato Cabrera has been appointed the successor to David Itkin at the Las Vegas Philharmonic. The 40-year-old Cabrera was formally introduced during an announcement event today at Las Vegas Country Club. ...
George W. Bush, painter
Monday, April 21, 2014
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Concepts some folks have trouble getting their brain around: Mack Brown as an ex-coach, Rick Perry as a presidential candidate, George W. Bush as a painter.
Jeb Bush’s optimism school
Monday, April 21, 2014
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The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as a gloomy enclave, a collection of pessimists who fear what our country is becoming and where it is going.
There’s a moon out tonight
Monday, April 21, 2014
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Let’s talk about something cheerful. I nominate the apocalypse. You may not have noticed, but we survived an end-of-the-world moment again last week when a lunar eclipse made the moon look sort of reddish. This is known as a Blood Moon, and, in certain circles, it was seen as the Start of Something Big.
Give aging Navy ships to our allies
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a routine procedure that all of the 11 large carriers in service undergo regularly.
Immigration and drug laws can go too far
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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The soldier who fights for his country only to be rewarded with indifference or even outright mistreatment when he returns is a story familiar in fiction and sometimes, unfortunately, in real life as well.
Obamacare news you probably missed
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Did you hear the latest news about Obamacare? Probably not, even though it is important news you need to know so you can make smart decisions that will help you and your family.
Preserving my marriage
Sunday, April 20, 2014
WHERE I STAND:
Communication was key when deciding to try to break into medical marijuana business ...
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How I grew to love the monorail
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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John Katsilometes discovered a great deal for locals, who might have good reason to start riding the rail ...
Faculty’s role in controlling tuition
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Are university faculty members doing their part to control the tuition costs that students are required to pay to pursue university education? Students are the reason for the existence of faculty in our colleges and universities. It is common knowledge that the tuition costs are steadily climbing at a higher clip than the rate of inflation.
A wit for all seasons
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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I don’t remember much about being on Stephen Colbert’s show. It all passed in a blur of fear.

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