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March 5, 2015

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Netanyahu’s ploy tied to Israeli elections
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
It seems that everything wise has already been said about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, scheduled for March 3. Opponents, both in Israel and in the United States, claim Netanyahu harmed the interests of Israel by poking President Barack Obama in the eye and by making the support of Israel — always a bipartisan issue — a partisan one. Supporters of Netanyahu, on the other hand, claim …
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Monday By the Numbers: An 80-foot snake, 110 flying arrows and more about ‘Ka’
Monday, February 16, 2015
Today’s Monday By the Numbers focuses on the Cirque du Soleil spectacle “Ka” at MGM Grand celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. The show opened officially on Feb. 2, 2005.
Brian Williams’ fall: From storyteller to yarn spinner
Monday, February 16, 2015
Other Voices:
If anyone would be upset with Brian Williams, I figured it would be Doug Sterner. The decorated Vietnam veteran has made a career out of tracking down heroes who deserve to be honored and exposing the “stolen valor” of phonies who don’t.
Defining economic failure down
Monday, February 16, 2015
Other Voices:
Two phrases that Daniel Patrick Moynihan put into America’s political lexicon two decades ago are increasingly pertinent. They explain the insufficient dismay about recent economic numbers.
‘Envy’ vs. ‘greed’
Monday, February 16, 2015
Other Voices:
Rep. Paul Ryan values his reputation as a serious policy analyst and a genial soul. But he’s not above name-calling, and he insists President Barack Obama’s budget is the product of “envy economics.”
Moving beyond Black Lives Matter
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Other Voices:
The Black Lives Matter protesters took some criticism for what others viewed as a lack of clear focus and detailed agenda. But in truth, raising an issue to the point where it can no longer be ignored is the grist for the policy mill. Visibility and vocalization have value.
Hillary stands alone in presidential pursuit
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Other Voices:
And now for a look at the Democratic presidential field for 2016 — hey, hold on, where’d everybody go?
Dedication to Nevada’s children
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Other Voices:
In my first inaugural address, I spoke about the Nevada of my youth — a place of optimism and opportunity. Over the next four years, we worked together in every way to get Nevada working again, to rebuild an economy that was one of the hardest-hit in the nation, and to begin to restore hope for our future. Although our success was never certain, we managed to build a state that was stronger, more stable, more nimble and more promising.
Tark was beloved by his players and Las Vegans
Tark was beloved by his players and Las Vegans
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Where I Stand:
Jerry Tarkanian didn’t care about your background, even if it included a criminal history, coming from a broken home, living in the projects or academic struggles. He saw the good in everyone. That’s something …
Photo: Gary Bettman, commissioner of the National Hockey
Attending events at MGM Resorts Arena might be a walk in the park
Friday, February 13, 2015
The parking plan at the under-construction MGM Resorts Arena is thus far fairly simple to impart: Use the existing garages at the resorts near the facility. And there are several thousand spots available, if you don’t mind the …
The moral of ‘American Sniper’
Friday, February 13, 2015
Things we can learn from “American Sniper”: You know the movie, right? It has not only been nominated for the best picture Oscar, it could wind up selling more tickets than the other seven nominees combined. Plus, it’s triggered a left-right controversy that makes the old dust-up over “Duck Dynasty” seem like …
Bush vs. Bush vs. Bush
Friday, February 13, 2015
This is a tale of two brothers, of two speeches, of two decades, of two eras and of two perspectives. It illuminates a difficult period in our past and sheds light on a promising period in our future. It examines some of the preoccupations of the George W. Bush presidency and suggests …
A juvenile GOP
Friday, February 13, 2015
Bang. Bang. Crash. That was the sound of the Republican majority in Congress shooting itself in both feet, then tripping over them. At a moment of heightened concern that terrorists in the Middle East might stage or inspire attacks on U.S. soil, the GOP-controlled House and Senate are …
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Riviera focus of LVCVA purchase, implosion reports
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Riviera focus of LVCVA purchase, implosion reports
Thursday, February 12, 2015
In a world where resort sales are not official until the involved parties sign documents, it’s safe to say that one famous Las Vegas hotel might not survive the summer. That hotel is the Riviera.
Photo: Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno performs dur
Frankie Moreno sets dates at Cabaret Jazz; Coastal Luxury still wants to run Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Coming off a quickie tour of Paris and Zurich, in which he was promoting the city on behalf of the LVCVA, Frankie Moreno has found a temporary venue. Well, it’s actually a permanent venue, but temporary for him as ...

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