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July 27, 2016

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Social spending, not medical spending, is the key to good health
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Given the cost of health insurance, prescriptions and deductibles, few Americans would be surprised to learn that we spend a much higher proportion of our economy on health care than other major countries do. The major …
Eclipsing GOP’s convention should be easy for Democrats
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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The Republican National Convention wasn’t a complete disaster, but only because Mike Pence showed signs of being a more able running mate than many thought. Other than that? Hot mess, dumpster …
GOP's efforts to lump Clinton in with Obama could backfire
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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After a raucous Republican convention nominated the very conservative Barry Goldwater in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson’s campaign ran an advertisement quoting William Scranton, Pennsylvania’s moderate …
Siena trauma center vital to health care landscape
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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No one wants to be in car crash, yet hundreds of auto accidents involving injuries happen in Henderson every year. The physical force transmitted to the human body in an auto crash, technically defined as …
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Tony Bennett, Wayne Newton to help trumpet Caesars’ 50th anniversary
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Fireworks, food and fame — led by singing legend Tony Bennett — will be the order of the weekend as Caesars Palace celebrates its 50th anniversary Aug. 5 and 6. Announced today is ...
To heal our nation’s divide, we must stop shouting and listen
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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The “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave”? There is no freedom for any of us in what is happening right now. Hatred and violence are the tools of cowards, not the brave. We may be united as a residents of these states and territories, but we are deeply divided in so many other ways. It’s in the news …
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Monday By the Numbers: ONJ, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ and Reba’s Twitter feed
Monday, July 25, 2016
This week, Monday By the Numbers tilts nostalgically to Flamingo Las Vegas headliner Olivia Newton-John and Cindy Williams.
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Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds joins the parody-protest anthem, ‘Don’t Use Our Song’
Monday, July 25, 2016
As the frontman for the superstar rock band formed in Las Vegas, Reynolds appears with such stars as Josh Groban, Michael Bolton, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Usher, Cyndi Lauper, Sheryl Crow and John Mellencamp. Lyrically, Reynolds states, “Don’t use your song; it just seems wrong,” “Why would Reagan be playing…
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Mom’s support invaluable in facing mental health issues
Monday, July 25, 2016
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For all of us who have mental health issues — whether short term or for our entire lives — there’s one thing I know for sure: They cause a lot of uncertainty and instability, especially in the beginning when emotions can be overwhelming. It can be frightening …
Black Republican’s encounters with police underscore problem
Monday, July 25, 2016
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Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina was still learning the ways of Washington, he says, when he saw a police officer following his car near Capitol …
What does Pence offer? So far, pliability
Monday, July 25, 2016
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Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump’s dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. His campaign depends on a low-probability …
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Mom’s support invaluable when facing mental health issues
Monday, July 25, 2016
guest column:
For all of us who have mental health issues — whether short term or for our entire lives — there’s one thing I know for sure: They cause a lot of uncertainty and instability, especially in the beginning when emotions can be overwhelming. It can …
Square Pence fills hole but signals Trump’s weakness
Monday, July 25, 2016
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Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate is just what everyone is saying it is: a safe, traditional choice. Pence won’t hurt Trump too much and may help him with Republican politicians and some …
Photo: Brooks, McEntire & Dunn reunite at Caesars Palace.
‘Bathtub Boy’ makes a splash for Reba; Cab Jazz is freshened up
Sunday, July 24, 2016
During Friday night’s Reba and Brooks & Dunn show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Reba McEntire talked of bathing. Not herself, but a specific act she had just seen involving a boy and his tub. “You’re cute!” she called to Kix Brooks early in the show. “But you ain’t no Bathtub Boy in ‘Absinthe!’” She was referring to David O’Mer, who performs the aerial bathtub routine in the show, which she saw Thursday night ...
Light and hope will distinguish the Philadelphia story
Light and hope will distinguish the Philadelphia story
Sunday, July 24, 2016
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The Republican conclave in Cleveland was itself a tale of two cities. There were the best of times: the Trump children speaking about their father and their lives. They also were the worst of times: the refusal of Ted Cruz to forgive …