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February 1, 2015

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  • Governor falls short with funds for UNLV med school
    Feb. 1, 2015
    When Gov. Brian Sandoval proclaimed the UNLV medical School his top priority for UNLV, I was shocked to hear his commitment of only $9 million to make it happen …
  • For the Patriots, without apology
    Jan. 31, 2015
    Having rooted over the years for Boston teams that many felt sorry for — God help us — and found psychologically interesting, it was a rush to hear MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough the other morning describe my Patriots as …
  • And now: Air Republicans
    Jan. 31, 2015
    Perhaps we could all use this distinction in our daily lives. When your spouse quotes something you wish you’d never said, just explain that …
  • 3 ways to level economic playing field
    Jan. 31, 2015
    Ours is not a country where everyone plays by the same set of economic rules. Many long-standing federal and state policies privilege some businesses and not others. This tilted playing field isn’t just …
  • France needs a better ‘melting pot’
    Jan. 30, 2015
    Mounting frustration with the lukewarm temperature of their melting pots led British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and then-President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to agree in 2011 that “state multiculturalism,” as they knew it, was …
  • Mitt’s third run would be no charm
    Jan. 30, 2015
    Mitt Romney might understandably think a third try would have a happy ending in a successful presidency. First, however, he must …
  • How unions could help Republicans on wages
    Jan. 30, 2015
    If Republicans are serious about fighting stagnant wages but don’t want to expand government or tax the rich, here’s an idea: Why not …
  • Enforce penalties for gun offenses
    Jan. 30, 2015
    We don’t need new gun laws. What we need is the courts to …
  • Higher gas tax not needed for roads
    Jan. 30, 2015
    There is no tax or increase in taxes that politicians and lobbyists don’t love. The fact that an increase in the gasoline tax is not needed to fund roads and bridges seems to …
  • How did Islam come to this?
    Jan. 29, 2015
    It is time for the debate on recent events to move from the relatively familiar ground of questions about freedom of speech and the importance of satire to thornier and …
  • Technology’s role in the violence against journalists
    Jan. 29, 2015
    The murderous attack on the office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris can be seen in the context of modern French society: its challenges …
  • A GOP Congress and the market
    Jan. 29, 2015
    There is a well-known phrase in Latin, “post hoc, ergo propter hoc,” translated as “after this, therefore because of this.” Although this …
  • The myth of compromise
    Jan. 29, 2015
    Until now, the Obama administration was largely portrayed in the media as willing to compromise and the GOP …
  • Work to avoid sage grouse listing
    Jan. 29, 2015
    There is a tendency among us here in Nevada to put our heads in the sand when we think about the many public-lands issues we face, but …
  • It looks like a bunch of dirt, but ...  It’s actually an excavation of a Columbian Mammoth tusk!
    Exploring prehistoric Vegas: What to know about Tule Springs Fossil Beds
    Jan. 28, 2015
    Watch out for the giant sloth (fossil)!
  • Asian update: California Noodle House is new at the Cal.
    Downtown’s casinos are in need of a flavor boost
    Jan. 28, 2015
    New noodles at the California are a good start.
  • Props! The best way to bet on the Super Bowl just might involve soccer
    Props! The best way to bet on the Super Bowl just might involve soccer
    Jan. 28, 2015
    Prop it up for the Big Game this year!
  • Crush at MGM Grand
    Three Las Vegas Big Game parties to consider
    Jan. 28, 2015
    Bar bite buffets, open bars and butler-style service. Where are you watching this Super Sunday?
  • Will taxing the rich save the middle class?
    Jan. 28, 2015
    Middle-class incomes have been stagnating since the 1970s, and it’s a problem that economists and observers on the left have been …
  • What change sounds like
    Jan. 28, 2015
    Since the economic recovery is now so strong that the GOP can no longer complain that President Barack Obama failed to bring the economy back to health, Republicans need to …
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