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November 23, 2014

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  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • An accord the planet needed
    Nov. 19, 2014
    he minute we glimpse a flicker of hope in the fight against climate change, Republicans in Congress announce …
  • History gives clues to Roberts’ thinking on new Obamacare case
    Nov. 19, 2014
    The Supreme Court’s surprising decision recently to hear a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act has once again focused attention on Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the deciding vote in a 2012 decision that saved Obamacare from being declared unconstitutional. Many court watchers expect he will …
  • Don’t govern on fantasies
    Nov. 19, 2014
    When high-mindedness collides with reality, reality usually wins. Remember this when you hear talk of making the next …
  • Makers and breakers
    Nov. 18, 2014
    Flip through any newspaper, go from the foreign news to the business pages and what you’ll see is the “other” great geopolitical struggle in the world today. It’s not the traditional one between nation states on land. It’s the struggle between …
  • Always look on the bright side
    Nov. 18, 2014
    The polling places hadn’t even opened before the Senate’s right-wing firebrand, Ted Cruz, was demanding …
  • Soccer stadium isn’t a priority
    Nov. 18, 2014
    Soccer! Who’s going to go see a soccer game? I’ll go to a football game or baseball game, but soccer …
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