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October 25, 2014

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How Muslims can halt extremism
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Very little was done in the organized Muslim community in northern Illinois after the FBI arrested Adel Daoud in September 2012. As his criminal case returns to the headlines because of his trial being postponed from next month until next summer, more local Muslim youths continue to …
Having the courage to come out
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
It was the hardest letter I ever had to write. And it sat in a drawer at my house for nearly a decade …
Photo: Keynote speaker New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie add
Is Christie running for office?
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his second term, has been overshadowed by …
Lorenzo Doumani takes over Clarion: ‘We’re blowing it up,’ creating something ‘very cool’
Lorenzo Doumani takes over Clarion: ‘We’re blowing it up,’ creating something ‘very cool’
Monday, October 13, 2014
Lorenzo Doumani is looking to make the ratty Clarion the happiest place on earth, or at least on Convention Center Drive. Eager for the neighborhood to develop around him ...
Why do we re-elect them?
Monday, October 13, 2014
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When you buy a new car, you dodge the sketchy salesman, read up on consumer ratings, get a feel for the ride. When you get married, you think about growing old with a person, love beyond lust, do a life gut check. And when you elect a federal lawmaker next month, you go against everything you believe in to reward the worst Congress ever.
‘Moment of truth’ on emissions
Monday, October 13, 2014
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In March, the Obama administration issued as part of its Climate Action Plan a white paper titled “Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.” A big part of the strategy was built around cutting down on the methane emissions that result from oil and gas production, particularly the hydraulic fracturing method of extracting natural gas from the ground — aka fracking. In the white paper, the administration said the Environmental Protection Agency would decide by the fall how best to go about it.
Voodoo, the next generation
Monday, October 13, 2014
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Even if Republicans take the Senate this year, gaining control of both houses of Congress, they won’t gain much in conventional terms: They’re already able to block legislation, and they still won’t be able to pass anything over the president’s veto. One thing they will be able to do, however, is impose their will on the Congressional Budget Office, heretofore a nonpartisan referee on policy proposals.
Net metering is fair, benefits all communities
Sunday, October 12, 2014
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Clean energy isn’t just an environmental issue; it’s a civil rights issue. Our nation’s choice to get the vast majority of energy from dirty fossil fuel sources has serious consequences for the physical and economic health of our communities.
U.S. and its allies must save Kobani
Sunday, October 12, 2014
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The Syrian Kurdish leader’s voice on the telephone on Monday sounded desperate.
Still California dreamin’ despite slower growth
Sunday, October 12, 2014
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California still produces 90 percent of the country’s avocados, 91 percent of its grapes, and 92 percent of its plums and prunes. Four out of 5 almonds produced on Earth are grown here. But the growth that made California a cultural leader as well as an agricultural leader is over.
The price of One Nevada: Higher education edition
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Where I Stand:
During the 2013 legislative session, the way the state funds its colleges and universities underwent numerous changes. Yet, despite these policy changes, little attention has been devoted to assessing if these reforms delivered the promised fairness.
Music festival generating excitement on north Strip
Music festival generating excitement on north Strip
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Opinion:
The north side of the Strip stands to gain from Rock in Rio, which is expected to draw 300,000 fans across the street from SLS Las Vegas. ...
Not all accept that personhood begins at conception
Saturday, October 11, 2014
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I got an unusual letter recently from a woman who is fed up with the Republican member of Congress representing Iowa’s socially conservative 4th Congressional District but can’t support his Democratic opponent over one issue: a woman’s right to choose.
A government running on empty
Saturday, October 11, 2014
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I’m sure there are many technical explanations for the recent breakdowns in Secret Service protection that allowed an armed intruder to run right through the front door of the White House and an armed felon to ride on an elevator with President Barack Obama. But I’d also put some blame on the nation’s political class.
Incomplete caricature of Islam
Saturday, October 11, 2014
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A few days ago, I was on a panel on Bill Maher’s television show on HBO that became a religious war.

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