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May 24, 2015

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Photo: Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, left, tells
Mob stories never get old for Goodman — or audiences
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Up next for Goodman on his mini-tour of Vegas speaking engagements is a discussion about Chagra’s fanciful life as a high-stakes gambler and his highly theatrical legal battles. “Oscar’s Case of the Century: The Life and Crimes of Jimmy Chagra,” which also might be the case of this century, is set for May 28 at the Mob Museum ...
Expectations, payoff high at new charter school
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Where I Stand:
I much prefer SWOT to SWAT. We all know SWAT is the highly trained, highly capable and successful police unit that enters the fray when practically every other option for peaceful resolution has been exhausted. It looks great and exciting on television, but in real life no one really celebrates the fact that it is needed, especially the men and women of SWAT.
Bush’s White House lied us into the Iraq War
Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Surprise! It turns out there’s something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House. Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago.
Withdrawal is the best of our bad options in Iraq
Sunday, May 24, 2015
guest column:
If Iraqis won’t fight for their nation’s survival, why on earth should we?
Legislature kowtows to NV Energy at expense of our children’s future
Sunday, May 24, 2015
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When it comes to energy, the Nevada Legislature wants to live in the past, or at least protect big monopolies. Solar energy has become affordable, with prices falling over 65 percent in the past few years.
U.S. can learn from its Iraq War mistake
Saturday, May 23, 2015
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If you could go back to 1889 and strangle Adolf Hitler in his crib, would you do it? At one level, the answer is obvious. Of course, you should. If there had been no Hitler, presumably the Nazi Party would have lacked the charismatic leader it needed to rise to power. Presumably, there would have been no World War II, no Holocaust, no millions dead on the Eastern and Western fronts.
What will happen after ISIS falls?
Saturday, May 23, 2015
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It’s easy to adopt a ho-hum attitude about the Middle East at times. To see it as the place where, as comedian Louis C.K. recently said on “Saturday Night Live,” they’ve been having the same fights for hundreds of years, so “it’s boring now.”
‘Wild’ helps call masses to Pacific Crest Trail
Saturday, May 23, 2015
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This is arguably America’s greatest hiking trail, a 2,650-mile serpentine path running through desert and wilderness from the Mexico border to the Canada border. The Pacific Crest Trail meanders through cactus and redwoods, challenging humans with rivers and snowfields, rattlesnakes and bears.
Photo: Las Vegas headliner Frankie Moreno performs at the
Celine reminds: ‘I live here’; Moreno toggles Cabaret Jazz, Kennedy Center; Santana in tune with Isley
Friday, May 22, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is The Beatles Revolution Lounge at the Mirage, an uncommon posting station, but it’s not exceptionally busy right now as it is about eight hours before the club opens ...
Popularity among white fans surprised, delighted B.B. King
Friday, May 22, 2015
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News that B.B. King has died aggravates my anecdotage, the stage of life in which every new development reminds you of an old story.
Photo: The Eagles, with Timothy B. Smit, Don Henley, Glen
A frothy Eagles remembrance featuring beer, JuneFest and ‘Love’ seating chart
Thursday, May 21, 2015
A long spell ago, I recall it being in 1984, Glenn Frey was a guest on “Late Night With David Letterman.” The charter member of The Eagles had just released “The Allnighter.”
Photo: James Byous as Romeo from Romeo & Juliet in For th
Light to be turned on with ‘Baz,’ a full-sensory experience
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The 90-minute “Baz” is a partnership of the production company For the Record and Cirque du Soleil’s theatrical division headed up by former Base Entertainment exec Scott Zeiger.
Bush opens door to other hopefuls
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Let’s discuss Jeb Bush’s terrible week. I’m really troubled by his awful performances, and I’m generally a person who takes bad news about politicians pretty well. For instance …
Iraq question isn’t just for Bush
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Am I am the only person outside the Bush family who has a smidgen of empathy for Jeb Bush’s roller-coaster ride in trying to answer a straightforward question: Was going to war in Iraq the right thing to do? It’s hard to go much beyond “smidgen” because …
Candidates for GOP aid Clinton, not themselves
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
At this point in the campaign, do you see the Republican presidential hopeful who’s going to beat Hillary Clinton? I didn’t think so. Not if what we’re watching now is the best they can do. Maybe a thoroughbred will emerge from …

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