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July 25, 2014

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  • Old with the new: The Stage Door, pictured in a file photo five years ago, is a bastion of old Vegas and new development.
    Surrounded by development, Battista’s and Stage Door Casino stay the same
    July 23, 2014
    Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.
  • Peace may never be at hand
    July 22, 2014
    Israelis and Palestinians may someday make peace. But the assumption should be that it won’t happen soon — perhaps not in our lifetimes.
  • $300,000 drug won’t be the last
    July 22, 2014
    Kalydeco is truly a wonder drug. Developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, it is the first drug that attacks not just the symptoms but the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, a genetic lung disease that usually kills victims by the time they reach their 40s.
  • Actually understand climate change
    July 22, 2014
    The column by Frances Beinecke (“Despite misinformation effort, U.S. is targeting climate change,” July 11) recites all the tired myths and cliches of the global warming movement but offers not one iota of evidence. One would have hoped the leader of an organization with an annual budget of more than $100 million would be better informed about an issue as important as climate change.
  • Will Flight 17 sober us up?
    July 22, 2014
    Tragedies concentrate the mind. American politics was trundling along on its usual unserious and trivial trajectory when news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine shook the world. Suddenly, the stakes in public life and foreign policy were very high.
  • GOP border stance is trouble for ’16
    July 18, 2014
    Republicans are once again criticizing the Obama administration’s handling of immigration. Despite a lot of talk, the GOP has done nothing to improve its dire political standing with Hispanics.
  • Companies take benefits, flee taxes
    July 18, 2014
    The U.S. Supreme Court keeps telling us that corporations are people, but some of these “people” have a curious sense of patriotism.
  • Obama’s foreign policy echoes that of Nixon
    July 18, 2014
    Don’t like President Barack Obama’s foreign policy? Blame President Richard Nixon. Just don’t hold your breath waiting for the former to acknowledge the influence of the latter, even as we approach the 40th anniversary next month of Nixon’s resignation.
  • A second chance for young offenders
    July 18, 2014
    America’s experiment with harsh punishment for nonviolent offenders has proved to be self-defeating. Rather than lessening crime, these policies promote recidivism when nonviolent offenders are unable to find employment, fall into poverty and return to crime.
  • Free to be … Not you, just me
    July 18, 2014
    What if we were just free?
  • The problem of organized religion
    July 18, 2014
    That deadly mess in the Middle East threatening the entire world with bedlam is the fault of organized religion.
  • Listen to Rush; you might like it
    July 18, 2014
    It is obvious to me that the letter writer who says “Shame on those who air Limbaugh” (July 15) has never or rarely listened to Rush Limbaugh, or has a very closed mind.
  • Silicon Valley Sharknado
    July 17, 2014
    Mostly, this July, I’m worrying about the jumping sharks jumping the shark.
  • Bloomberg injects money, influence into firearms debate
    July 17, 2014
    It may be a longer, hotter summer for the gun freaks than they have had in some time, mainly the National Rifle Association, which approaches every election with a strategy to oppose everything and dole out money only to candidates who pledge allegiance to the industry’s policy of no firearms restrictions, period.
  • Bordering on heartless
    July 17, 2014
    Glenn Beck says he has come under fierce attack from some of his fellow conservatives for a grave transgression.
  • It’s time for solutions
    July 17, 2014
    So our border patrol guards are changing diapers and making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the youngsters who decided to cross our border, or maybe it was the decision of their parents to have them cross the border.
  • Wal-Mart offers opportunities
    July 17, 2014
    I was disappointed to see that the Las Vegas Sun posted “The Corporate Daddy,” written by Timothy Egan and published in The New York Times June 19.
  • Many battles to be fought
    July 17, 2014
    Public enemies — let’s get rid of them:
  • "Vegas Nocturne" at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at the Cosmopolitan.
    Cool vs. cash: In Vegas, sometimes the unsustainable is worth doing anyway
    July 16, 2014
    Profits and popularity are often at odds on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • If Hillary runs for president, it won’t be as a Clinton Democrat
    July 16, 2014
    Amid the sound and fury that greeted the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, many liberals had sharp words for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the federal law in which the court’s decision was grounded.
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