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January 30, 2015

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Satire, terrorism and Islam
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
other voices:
Terror incidents lead many Westerners to perceive Islam as inherently extremist, but I think that is too glib and simple-minded. Small numbers of terrorists make headlines, but they aren’t representative of …
Sorry, I am not ‘Charlie’
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
other voices:
I defend their right to publish even their most vulgar, over-the-top and pointlessly provocative cartoons even though, if I were their editor, I would …
Photo: Savannah Smith and David Perrico perform during th
BBR’s ‘Alice’ to open its trunk of surprises at Hard Rock Hotel
Monday, January 12, 2015
The famous lyric talks of a world of pure imagination, and at first blush the production “Alice — A Steampunk Concert Fantasy” seems just that.
Photo: Alice Cooper at Pearl Concert Theater on Wednesday
Monday By the Numbers: Alice Cooper’s golf handicap and lapse in shows at Versailles Theater
Monday, January 12, 2015
The latest installment of our Kats Report Monday By the Numbers column culled from our scampering in VegasVille. Ring ’em up.
Photo: Lon Bronson's All-Star Band at Caberet Jazz at the
Live music gets boost with Lon Bronson-David Perrico; Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s $6.2M rides; ‘Showstoppers’ summons ‘Grease’
Monday, January 12, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau over the weekend was stationed at two Station Casinos hotels on opposite ends of the valley, Sunset Station’s Club Madrid on Friday and Red Rock Resort on Saturday.
Kiev’s brutal strategy in eastern Ukraine hindering humanitarian efforts
Monday, January 12, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
In mid-December, President Barack Obama signed into law the Ukraine Freedom Support Act, which, among options for more sanctions against Russia, calls on the White House to provide Kiev with assistance for internally displaced persons as well as to cooperate with international organizations to distribute aid in Ukraine.
Obama helped by staying out of the way, but here he comes
Monday, January 12, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
For most of his six years in office, President Barack Obama utilized virtually every means a Keynesian imagination can cook up to give us the worst economic recovery since World War II. First came a waddling, often misdirected, utterly confused, obese stimulus that cost as much as the war in Iraq. It seems to have accomplished precious little, maybe less than relatively small sequester budget cuts Obama believed could be baleful.
Engaging, resourceful education more beneficial than national service
Monday, January 12, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Here’s an idea that periodically develops traction across the political spectrum, even though it’s not particularly likely to be instituted: a one-year, nonmandatory national service program for Americans ages 18-28.
A tax system that’s tilted toward the rich
Monday, January 12, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Congress managed to pass a tax bill in December — a great relief to tax professionals like myself who are going to spend the next four months preparing returns for clients. But what our legislators didn’t do was address the fundamentally unfair way the United States taxes people who work for a living compared with people who live off of the earnings of their investments.
Photo: Former Las Vegas Wranglers goaltender Marc Magliar
Billy Johnson’s new goal has nothing to do with hockey
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Having left the Las Vegas Wranglers after more than a decade as its president and COO, Billy Johnson has taken the position as director of the University Medical Center Foundation.
The state of the state budget
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Guest Column:
Almost eight years after the start of the Great Recession, our economy is growing again, and yet the Economic Forum tells us we are in another budget hole. As Yogi Berra supposedly said, it's like déjà vu all over again.
The time is now to root out Islamic extremism
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Where I stand:
Yes, people are enraged. And they are scared. Perhaps not for their own safety, but certainly for the safety of their loved ones and friends who are being targeted by radical Islamic terrorists who care not about societal norms or the sense of moral decency that has…
The Republicans’ bad habit
Sunday, January 11, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Here’s some advice for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise that also applies to the Republican Party in general: If you don’t want to be associated in any way with white supremacists and neo-Nazis, then stay away from them.
Permanent Armageddon
Sunday, January 11, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Meg Greenfield, the late Washington Post editorial page editor, counseled against writing in “High C” all the time. By this she meant that an editorialist or columnist who expressed equally noisy levels of indignation about everything would lack credibility when something truly outrageous came along that merited a well-crafted high-pitched scream.
A simple way to fix gridlock in Congress: Change committees processes, rules
Sunday, January 11, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
As Washington welcomes the 114th Congress, the capacity of our national legislature to address the nation’s problems is in doubt.

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