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Doing some heavy lifting
Friday, December 5, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
In their long, frequently triumphant but totally unfinished struggle for equal employment rights, women keep coming up against the matter of lifting heavy bundles. This week, the latest chapter arrived at the Supreme Court: Peggy Young, a former United Parcel Service driver, and her eight-year fight about whether she could handle a 21-pound package.
Response to climate change is more symbolism than it is science
Friday, December 5, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
The battle over the Keystone XL pipeline is more symbolic than substantial. The State Department’s environmental assessment report admits the pipeline won’t significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions. And the failure to build it won’t destroy our energy infrastructure.
A case for self-restraint
Friday, December 5, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
America’s Newtonian Constitution might again function according to Madisonian expectations if a provoked Congress regains its spine and self-respect, thereby returning our constitutional architecture to equipoise. But this is more to be hoped for than expected.
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Brad Garrett, David E. Kelley lead a fast break back to network TV
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Brad Garrett, proprietor and frequent headliner at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in MGM Grand, can act, and not just in comedic roles.
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Colosseum opts for real country in Reba and Brooks & Dunn booking
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The conversation among the trio of superstars about playing dates in Las Vegas started several months ago. They agree on the environment, which was just before a concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena, but not exactly when ...
Photo: Trevor Brazile became the most decorated cowboy in
Our own 30 for the 30th anniversary of NFR in Las Vegas
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
National Finals Rodeo’s impact can be measured in the vast array of events in the valley, with more than 20 official sponsor hotels hosting events related to the rodeo and many more taking on a country theme.
Thank a politician this holiday season
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
It’s a mistake to be nostalgic for some golden age in politics when everyone was nice to each other. Such a time …
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Cosby, Virginia and rape
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
The world’s wrath and revulsion seem to be focused on Bill Cosby these days, as he goes in the public mind from “America’s Dad” to an unofficial …
Thanks, or something
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Give thanks this time of year for living in such an entertaining country. This year, for example, we learned California’s Legislature includes 93 persons who seem never to have …
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Las Vegas of yesteryear is revived every week with ‘The Dennis Bono Show’
Monday, December 1, 2014
Dennis Bono knows all the old tricks, as he should. He is both the pilot and navigator of one of the last remaining genuine Old-Vegas entertainment pleasures, “The Dennis Bono Show,” which is performed ...
What role should FAA play in regulating civilian drones?
Monday, December 1, 2014
Other Voices:
For more than half a century, the Federal Aviation Administration has piloted the development of sensible aviation regulation in the United States. Unfortunately, when Congress enacted legislation in 2012 directing the FAA to craft rules for small civilian drones, the agency entered uncharted territory.
Bigger than immigration
Monday, December 1, 2014
other voices:
Don’t let yourself get lost in the weeds. Don’t allow yourself to believe that opposition to President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration is only about that issue, the president’s tactics, or his lack of obsequiousness to his detractors.
Uber isn’t worth the risk
Monday, December 1, 2014
Other Voices:
I feel safe in writing this because I am not an Uber customer, nor do I ever intend to be. An old-fashioned taxi with a driver who has been vetted and is subject to disciplinary action by a licensing agency is still the way I intend to travel around town when not driving myself.
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Stevie Wonder takes the keys and leads MGM Grand crowd on a wild ride
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Stevie Wonder was terrific, and his alter-ego, DJ Tick Tick Boom, wasn't bad, either, on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
GOP ponders next immigration move
Sunday, November 30, 2014
other voices:
When President Barack Obama announced his decision to allow roughly 4 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, Democrats and Republicans in Washington disagreed furiously about the move. No surprise there.

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