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November 25, 2014

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  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, arrive for the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Thursday, April 25, 2013.
    GOP divide a mission for Jeb Bush
    Nov. 25, 2014
    President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress. But the most important struggle in American politics over the next two years will be …
  • Obama’s new tactic: Don’t back down
    Nov. 25, 2014
    With only two years left in his final term — and after a stinging rebuke to his party in the midterm elections, the president is showing a new attitude: No more …
  • $5 billion the Pentagon doesn’t need
    Nov. 25, 2014
    On Nov. 10 the White House forwarded a request to Congress for an additional $5.6 billion to fight the war against the Islamic State. This is pocket change by …
  • The lame-duck dynasty
    Nov. 25, 2014
    How am I going to get you interested in the lame-duck Congress? Did you even know they came back? Perhaps it’s like reports that Randy Jackson is leaving “American Idol” — the amazing news is that “American Idol” is still …
  • Motivation needed for education
    Nov. 25, 2014
    Hardly a day passes without a media reference to just how bad Nevada’s public education system is. Reporters rant about meager funding, poor English language skills, teacher salaries and class size. This is accompanied by an assortment of …
  • Smooth seas ahead? Not likely
    Nov. 25, 2014
    A sage letter writer (GOP agenda may help Democrats, Nov. 17) believes the next two years of GOP rule will likely allow a Democrat to …
  • Follow these guideposts to shape Nevada’s technology future
    Nov. 23, 2014
    As we explain in our new report “Cracking the Code on STEM: A People Strategy for Nevada’s Economy,” neither the Las Vegas area nor the state as a whole has a clear plan for delivering the trained STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce required for continued growth in Nevada’s …
  • Brother, can you spare a dime?
    Nov. 22, 2014
    My neighborhood is natural habitat for beggars and panhandlers. The freeway is only a few blocks away, and its overpasses often harbor bedraggled men with cardboard signs asking for a handout. Garbage cans and recycling bins are regularly gleaned for …
  • Obamacare vs. Scaliacare
    Nov. 22, 2014
    Republican leaders in the House and Senate have made clear they’ll deploy every weapon in the legislative arsenal to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They’ll try to …
  • The Obama opposition
    Nov. 22, 2014
    The president came to Washington thinking he could change Washington, make it better, unite it and the nation. He was wrong. As he ascended, the tone of political discourse descended, as much because of …
  • Entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview about the upcoming exhibit "Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue" at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
    On Cosby, hard to keep the faith
    Nov. 21, 2014
    A few weeks ago, I spent a delightful afternoon and evening with Bill Cosby. I was the emcee of a gala for historically black Claflin University, which is in my hometown; Cosby was the headliner. Both of us were …
  • What happened to American isolationism? Two beheadings, for starters
    Nov. 21, 2014
    Remember when pundits were worried Americans had turned isolationist? As recently as August, polls showed big majorities opposed to military intervention in Iraq, Syria or anywhere else. But it only took a couple of …
  • Politicians, teens and birth control
    Nov. 21, 2014
    Here’s a story of utter irresponsibility: About one-third of American girls become pregnant as teenagers. But it’s not just a story of heedless girls and boys who don’t take precautions. This is also a tale of …
  • Vote for your interests, not pols’
    Nov. 21, 2014
    How is it politicians, Republican and Democrat, are able to get voters to either not vote or vote against their best interests? The last national election turnout was …
  • GOP majority will expose hypocrites
    Nov. 21, 2014
    I was glad to see the Republican Party take the Senate and keep the House and governorships. This is the last hurrah for their party, and the public will finally see …
  • Republic Services losing recyclables
    Nov. 20, 2014
    n regards to the letter “Republic Services needs a better plan” (Nov. 12) …
  • Think about securing savings
    Nov. 20, 2014
    The rich have taken control of the House and Senate, and if you are middle class, you may want to start putting your savings in a secured hold. I say this because …
  • A look at what left voters dissatisfied
    Nov. 20, 2014
    Since voters on Nov. 4 said their votes were votes against President Barack Obama, that means they are dissatisfied with …
  • Grand entrance: Downtown Grand is quietly doing things a bit differently.
    Downtown Grand remains focused on building something unique
    Nov. 19, 2014
    Annual checkup: The Downtown hotel and casino celebrated its one-year anniversary late last month.
  • President Barack Obama meets with congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. From left are House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
    Will President Barack Obama’s final two years be a sprint on regulation?
    Nov. 19, 2014
    The election results were a crushing political blow for the Obama administration, giving Republicans firm control of both houses of Congress for the final two years of his term. But this in no way signals the end of …
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