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September 17, 2014

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Lower debt is good politics, policy
Thursday, September 11, 2014
other voices:
There is nothing progressive about red ink. This year, progressives will run on strengthening the economic recovery, reducing inequality, improving college affordability, promoting broad-based wage growth and making sure the most vulnerable among us are well cared for. And if we want all these to happen, we also need to campaign on fixing the national debt — not as budget scolds — but as the wing of the party that connects how growing debt is incompatible with the American dream.
Photo: Coffee cups at 2 for $1 are part of a liquidation
Need a few bath towels? Styrofoam stage props? A chandelier? Hit the Clarion
Thursday, September 11, 2014
It’s the Crazy Clarion Liquidation Sale, one time only, happening at 10 a.m. today at the hotel on Convention Center Drive just west of the Marriott, east of the Royal Resort and … in the middle of our hearts. ...
Truck barrels through Stratosphere front entrance
Truck barrels through Stratosphere front entrance
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
In what officials believe is the first such incident at the hotel, a vehicle crashed through the glass doors at the front entrance of the Stratosphere late Wednesday. Witnesses said ...
The pit is closed for the Dealertainers at the Quad
The pit is closed for the Dealertainers at the Quad
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The show’s closed for the Dealertainer lineup at the Quad. The approximately 30 dealers and performers who worked the Dealertainer pit at the hotel were reportedly told in a meeting Monday that the program would be ending ...
Bombs, boots and bluster won’t work
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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President Barack Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State may be hard to pin down — maddeningly so, some complain — but it is likely to work far better than anything his bellicose critics advocate.
When whites just don’t get it, part 2
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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In my column a week ago, “When whites just don’t get it,” I took aim at what I called “smug white delusion” about race relations in America, and readers promptly fired back at what they perceived as a smugly deluded columnist.
The price of glory
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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“Are Football Coaches Overpaid?” asks a new paper by two Vanderbilt University professors, Randall Thomas of the law school and R. Lawrence Van Horn of the school of management. It’s amazing the topics academics can find worthy of study, isn’t it?
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‘Purple Reign’ to shake up the scene at Westgate
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
:Purple Reign," one of the best and longest-running tribute acts in VegasVille, is moving to this neighborhood.
When moderates fight back
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have ...
Photo: From left, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval; Steve Hill,
Tesla is a win for all of Nevada
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Where I stand:
Decades of strategic and sustainable business-friendly policies have culminated in Nevada landing what could well become the nation’s largest manufacturing plant. I want to congratulate …
Passion for the pill in the GOP
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Republican candidates are falling madly in love with contraception. Who knew? ...
11 reasons the Islamic State might be more dangerous than al-Qaida
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Islamic State is not just the terror group de jour. It is a hugely ...
Photo: A look at the eclectic lounge Franklin at the new
Like SLS, Delano Las Vegas seeks a new sense of self
Monday, September 8, 2014
The objective at Delano Las Vegas is to be entirely unique from its former title. But it’s not as simple to achieve as it was at SLS. There is this niggling matter of a resort partnership with all of the other MGM Resorts properties, especially ...
The downside of reclining
Monday, September 8, 2014
other voices:
I am trying to imagine how our national leaders would react if they got caught in a reclining-airplane-seat crisis. You know what I mean. If they were flying to some important meeting and the person in front flopped back into their personal space, crunching a laptop or bruising a knee.
The human toll of offshoring
Monday, September 8, 2014
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The subtitle of Beth Macy’s new book, “Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town” — gives every impression it is going to be an upbeat read, a capitalistic feel-good story.

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