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Move over, Flipper; here comes Jumbo
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Surely you remember the dolphin era of the late 20th century. Smart, lovable and (generally) friendly, dolphins reveled in their status of Man’s Second Best Friend. Hear me out: Elephants are the new dolphins. They’ve been to war; they “talk.” Can a popular TV series be far behind?
Our selective outrage
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Barack Obama. The same should be true — but tragically is not — of the killing of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb.
Obama’s FDA needs to get tough on e-cigarettes
Monday, August 18, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration’s weak rules on electronic cigarettes came under a new round of criticism recently when 29 state attorneys general wrote the agency to say its current proposal to regulate them “fails to address matters of particular concern.”
Paying for the 2003 invasion
Monday, August 18, 2014
As President Barack Obama struggles to deal with the crisis in Iraq, it’s useful to remember who gave the world this cauldron of woe in the first place: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
How to lose Facebook friends fast
Monday, August 18, 2014
Shortly after Israel invaded the Gaza Strip in 2009, a close Muslim friend I’d known since elementary school suddenly disappeared from my Facebook feed. She’d been excoriating Israel in her posts, and I’d said nothing. Then I posted a statistic showing the number of Hamas-fired missiles landing in southern Israel, where my husband has family. That same day, I noticed my friend had written “OMG!!” under my post. And then she was gone.
Finding your comfort food
Monday, August 18, 2014
“What,” people ask me, “do you cook when you’re not working?” The answer is pretty consistent: “pasta and fish and a vegetable, or pasta and salad and a vegetable, or salad and fish and a vegetable, or pasta and salad and fish and a vegetable.” There are exceptions, of course, but there’s a comfort level here and it’s been this way for a long time, through different kitchens and domestic arrangements.
Photo: Al Pacino and host John Katsilometes of the Las Ve
A frenetic, powerful and unforgettable night with Al Pacino at the Mirage
Sunday, August 17, 2014
You watch everything until your mind is filled with Al Pacino’s image. Pick any scene — the retrieval of the pistol in “The Godfather” when he blows away Virgil Sollozzo and Capt. McCluskey in the diner, the improvised shouting of “Attica!” in “Dog Day Afternoon.” ...
Facebook’s shot at nonprofits
Sunday, August 17, 2014
A recent decision by Facebook to limit the content we see in our news feeds could have far-reaching and potentially deleterious unintended consequences for the global nonprofit and advocacy communities.
Officials must follow exact wording of law
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Was the D.C. appeals court correct in health care ruling?:
The Affordable Care Act gives the president’s Cabinet officers sweeping powers to implement the law, but the administration managed to overreach these powers by allowing people in 36 states to illegally access health insurance subsidies.
Writer is quahog wild about bad literature
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Mike Mayfield thought the sentence was pretty bad when he wrote it. But he knew it could be worse, so he went to work on making it so.
GOP just trying to derail affordable health care
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Was the D.C. appeals court correct in health care ruling?:
Ever since the Affordable Care Act’s passage in 2010, the Republican Party has made it clear it will do everything in its power to obstruct implementation of the law.
A flight path to success
Sunday, August 17, 2014
WHERE I STAND: North Las Vegas has a three-pronged plan to tackle its long-term challenges
One year ago, I willingly jumped in the cockpit of a city that was plummeting straight into the ground. Working together, our team of leaders, employees and residents was able to pull up on the airplane’s sticks and prevent us from slamming into the ground. Although the plane has leveled off, there is plenty of work to be done to gain lift and avoid the trees and mountains in our path on the horizon.
From sneakers to O’Bannon
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Wilken’s decision does not appear likely to radically reshape college sports
“When I first heard about the decision, I was speechless,” Sonny Vaccaro said.
Obama’s Jimmy Carter moment
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Belatedly — but, we hope, finally! — we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the Carterization of Barack Obama’s presidency.
How did those kids turn out?
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Just as having a baby early doesn’t mean failure, going to college doesn’t ensure success
Jennifer fell in love for the same reasons teenage girls everywhere do: He pelted her with water balloons. Once, he caught a garter snake and threw it on her.

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