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October 1, 2014

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Holder’s legacy: Strong on civil rights, not so much on civil liberties
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Departing Attorney General Eric Holder deserves cheers for his stance on civil rights, in my view, but bemused jeers for his assaults on …
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Latest Ebola outbreak begs the question: Are cities hazardous to our health?
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
In August of 1976, a teacher in a remote region of what was then called Zaire went touring in the forest with his friends. On the way home, he bought a dead monkey, bush meat he thought his family would …
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Wrong tactics to deal with homeless
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Is sleeping in public a crime? It can be in Fort Lauderdale, which this month passed a law aimed at …
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Edward Snowden: traitor or patriot?
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Edward Snowden appears this month on the cover of Wired magazine from his hideout in Russia, clutching an American flag. It’s an image bound to …
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What’s ‘Shakin’? Eric Jordan Young’s fiery show at Sin City Theater
Monday, September 29, 2014
Where driven and talented Eric Jordan Young resides today is the home where all artistic streets meet. ...
Better late than never on marriage
Monday, September 29, 2014
other voices:
During the past year, lower federal court judges have removed most of the suspense from the questions of whether and when the Supreme Court might rule marriage equality to be a federal constitutional right. In case after case, in red states and blue, judges have ruled that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional. This makes it likely the Supreme Court will grant review in such a case this year, and even more likely, assuming it does, that it will rule the Constitution requires states to extend marriage equality to gay couples.
New Afghan government; same old problems
Monday, September 29, 2014
other voices:
President Barack Obama called Kabul on Sept. 21 to congratulate Afghan presidential contenders Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah for finally accepting a power-sharing deal to resolve a months-long dispute about who won in an election deeply marred by fraud. “Signing this political agreement,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, “helps bring closure to Afghanistan’s political crisis and restores confidence in a way forward.”
Viva Las Vegas film credits
Sunday, September 28, 2014
other voices:
Fifty years ago, MGM Studios released “Viva Las Vegas,” featuring two of the biggest stars of the 1960s — Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. There was a third star, too — Las Vegas itself. “Viva Las Vegas,” with its hit song of the same name, showed our emerging metropolis at its fun-filled best. It was an 85-minute commercial for Southern Nevada — from Lake Mead to Mount Charleston.
Seeing a civilization in distress
Sunday, September 28, 2014
other voices:
There is a tension at the heart of President Barack Obama’s campaign to confront the Islamic State, and it explains a lot about why he has so much trouble articulating and applying his strategy. Quite simply, it is the tension between two vital goals — promoting the “soul-searching” the Islamic State’s emergence has triggered in the Arab-Muslim world and “searching and destroying” the extremist group in its strongholds in Syria and Iraq.
Arab powers join battle for hearts, minds of Muslims
Sunday, September 28, 2014
other voices:
President Barack Obama’s Arab coalition may succeed in the one battle America cannot win.
Learning to read the Book of Life
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Where I Stand:
This past week, Jews around the world celebrated the new year. According to the Hebrew calendar, the Jewish people have been recording history for 5,775 years, which makes their perspective on issues and events a position that cannot be
Iron Mike’s latest adventure is ... a cartoon
Iron Mike’s latest adventure is ... a cartoon
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Mike Tyson, as he talks, is forever animate, still moving like a champion boxer. His hands fly fast, and he bobs his head as if ...
How to keep your small business on the right track
Sunday, September 28, 2014
OPINION:
With the Great Recession at last fading in the rearview mirror, what are the most important things a small-business owner must remember to ...
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As mass gatherings go, Las Vegas is the place to be
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The theme this weekend is crowds, mass gatherings as they are now known, and how to lure and entertain such. I am reminded of this as waves of people ...
Bottomless fund, permanent war
Saturday, September 27, 2014
other voices:
Last week, Barack Obama became the third president of our past four to announce sustained military action in Iraq. The sense of deja vu can be numbing. Everything is not the same, of course, yet even some of the differences this time around contain elements of similarity.

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