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November 27, 2014

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World powers are forming alliances again, as they did before WWI
Monday, November 17, 2014
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At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the Great War was over. But the “War to End All Wars” famously didn’t live up to its billing. Still, it had greater impact on the world than any event of the past thousand years. The question is whether another such war might be looming today.
Our do-nothing politics
Monday, November 17, 2014
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The crisis in our political system is less about party than about horizon. To understand why, consider the issue of climate change.
Triumph of the wrong
Sunday, November 16, 2014
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The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet midterms to men of understanding. Or as I put it on the eve of another Republican Party sweep, politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth. Still, it’s not often a party that is so wrong about so much does as well as Republicans did Nov. 4.
The fight Republicans need now
Sunday, November 16, 2014
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For the second time in four years, the Republican Party has won a sweeping midterm victory without having a policy agenda to match. The party has a more-than-comfortable House majority, a solid Senate edge, and it faces a lame-duck president sealed in a bubble of sour self-regard. But if you look for consensus on the ends to which this new power should be turned, you’ll find ... well ... um ... repeal of the medical-device tax?
FEMA needs to lay off insolvent victims of Superstorm Sandy
Sunday, November 16, 2014
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Just about everyone in America has legitimate complaints about the government. Duh! But when disaster strikes — floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, sink holes, blizzards — most people expect government to be there to help.
Using the ‘Tesla Bill’ to Southern Nevada’s advantage
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Where I Stand:
Just as Tesla Motor’s lithium battery factory was attracted to Northern Nevada in part by a lucrative package of tax benefits, John Lee is trying to work similar magic in …
Photo: An exterior view of the Golden Nugget in downtown
Golden Nugget sparks some Friday night lights; Harrah’s to remain Mac King’s magic castle
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Golden Nugget also is adding to its schedule in the Grand, its renovated ballroom that fills out to a pretty healthy concert venue. Ending this year and entering 2015, the hotel has ...
Ceasefire in war on women? Republicans elect group of remarkable female leaders
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Other Voices:
Break out the Hershey’s bars and nylons: The war on women is over!
Why climate advocates don’t attract conservative support — and what to do about it
Saturday, November 15, 2014
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Reading the political tealeaves, environmental groups ramped up multimillion dollar campaigns before the midterm elections to support environmentally friendly Republicans, yet, as the election results show, the effort was met with questionable success.
Lame-duck lawmakers ought not act on health policy issues
Saturday, November 15, 2014
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A lame-duck Congress typically is driven by a desire to “get things done.” But lawmakers should resist ramming last-minute deals on Medicare physician payments and the Children’s Health Insurance Program through this Congress. These are complex and highly consequential health policy issues. They deserve prudent deliberation by the people’s chosen representatives, i.e., newly elected members of Congress, not “lame ducks.”
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Living a ‘Fantasy,’ Anita Mann marks No. 15 at Luxor
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The secret to the longevity of “Fantasy,” marking its 15th year at Luxor, can be found in Anita Mann's passion for choreography, creating and directing. ...
America’s broken politics
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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Let’s face it: The American political system is broken.
In 2016 election, two familiar names have the edge — again
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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Are you ready for Clinton vs. Bush 2.0? My earlier prediction that Jeb will face Hillary in 2016 is looking more certain than ever.
This election was bigger than 2010
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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For Democrats, the 2014 election was not the 2010 Republican landslide. It was worse.
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Murray Sawchuck’s new focus: Sin City Theater at Planet Hollywood
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
In the end, Murray Sawchuck had to be more than a poser. Not that it wasn’t a great deal of fun following Sawchuck canvas the valley mugging for photos in front of hotel-casino marquees with such self-written captions as, ...

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