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January 28, 2015

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The right’s idea of ‘governance’
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Republicans’ own measures of success will be out of line not only with President Barack Obama’s priorities, but also with what most middle-of-the-road Americans would take as reasonable tests of what it means for government to …
Privilege of ‘arrest without incident’
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The American mind has been poisoned, from this country’s birth, against minority populations. People of color, particularly black men, have been caught up in a twister of macroaggressions and micro ones. No amount of ignoring can alleviate it; no amount of achieving can …
The Obama recovery
Thursday, January 15, 2015
As Simon Wren-Lewis of Oxford University likes to point out, if rapid growth after a gratuitous slump counts as success, the government should just close down half the economy for a year; the next year’s growth would be fantastic. Or as I’d put it, you shouldn’t conclude …
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John Payne, ‘Rock Vault’ settle it down; 1923 summons DJ duo in official ‘relaunch’
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The lawsuit filed by John Payne against his former “Raiding the Rock Vault” collaborator Sir Harry Cowell and officials with the former operators of LVH has been settled.
Silicon Valley’s mirror effect
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
other voices:
This summer, Jesse Jackson shamed a number of important Silicon Valley companies, including Google, Facebook, Apple and LinkedIn, into publishing a breakdown of their employees by race and sex. The numbers are appalling — something the companies were forced to …
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Hillary versus history
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
other voices:
When Hillary Clinton thinks about running for president, do you think she contemplates the fact that no Democrat has …
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Journalists must stand firm
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
other voices:
Cartoons crudely lampooning the Prophet Muhammad may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the right to speak freely must encompass the right to offend, without …
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Sam Smith, Charli XCX in latest wave of Rock in Rio USA acts
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The great block on the Strip party just jacked up the volume. Sam Smith, Charli XCX, The Bleachers, Jessie J, Magic!, The Pretty Reckless, Hollywood Undead, Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr., Saints of Valory and ...
We are not Charlie Hebdo
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
other voices:
The journalists at Charlie Hebdo are now rightly being celebrated as martyrs on behalf of freedom of expression, but let’s face it: If they had tried to publish their satirical newspaper on any American university campus over the past two decades, it wouldn’t have lasted …
Satire, terrorism and Islam
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
other voices:
Terror incidents lead many Westerners to perceive Islam as inherently extremist, but I think that is too glib and simple-minded. Small numbers of terrorists make headlines, but they aren’t representative of …
Sorry, I am not ‘Charlie’
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
other voices:
I defend their right to publish even their most vulgar, over-the-top and pointlessly provocative cartoons even though, if I were their editor, I would …
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BBR’s ‘Alice’ to open its trunk of surprises at Hard Rock Hotel
Monday, January 12, 2015
The famous lyric talks of a world of pure imagination, and at first blush the production “Alice — A Steampunk Concert Fantasy” seems just that.
Photo: Alice Cooper at Pearl Concert Theater on Wednesday
Monday By the Numbers: Alice Cooper’s golf handicap and lapse in shows at Versailles Theater
Monday, January 12, 2015
The latest installment of our Kats Report Monday By the Numbers column culled from our scampering in VegasVille. Ring ’em up.
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Live music gets boost with Lon Bronson-David Perrico; Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s $6.2M rides; ‘Showstoppers’ summons ‘Grease’
Monday, January 12, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau over the weekend was stationed at two Station Casinos hotels on opposite ends of the valley, Sunset Station’s Club Madrid on Friday and Red Rock Resort on Saturday.
Kiev’s brutal strategy in eastern Ukraine hindering humanitarian efforts
Monday, January 12, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
In mid-December, President Barack Obama signed into law the Ukraine Freedom Support Act, which, among options for more sanctions against Russia, calls on the White House to provide Kiev with assistance for internally displaced persons as well as to cooperate with international organizations to distribute aid in Ukraine.

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