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July 24, 2014

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How many times is enough?
Thursday, July 24, 2014
other voices:
It’s nice to see so many of the world leaders now shuttling back and forth from Jerusalem to Cairo to Qatar in search of a formula to end Israel’s incursion into Gaza. But the more I listen to the “Band-Aid solutions” proposed by some world leaders and diplomats, the more convinced I am that some of the ideas have been lifted right from the “Wise Men of Chelm.” For the third time in a decade, Israel was forced to call up tens of thousands of reserves to re-enter Gaza, the place they unilaterally withdrew from in 2005, to again respond ...
Who’s right and who’s wrong in the Middle East?
Thursday, July 24, 2014
other voices:
With Israeli troops again invading Gaza and the death toll rising, some of the rhetoric from partisans on each side is oddly parallel. Maybe it’s time to correct a few common misconceptions among the salvos flying back and forth.
Democrats losing moral clarity
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The Pew Research Center recently released a new survey of American attitudes in the Middle East. The results weren’t surprising. In the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, 51 percent of Americans say they sympathize more with Israel. Only 14 percent feel greater affinity for the Palestinians.
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‘Scoring irregularities’ might send two Nevada contestants to national teen pageant
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
On June 1, Las Vegas Academy of Arts student Amy Smith was crowned Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen. Smith is representing our state at next week’s national competition in Orlando, Fla. If it were only that simple ...
Mexicans, gringos, dumb guys and politics
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Hey, you know what Dems stands for? Dummies endorsed by minorities. Funny, right? No. Just like it’s not funny to say GOP should stand for “gringos y otros pendejos,” which is what state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, said at the recent Texas Democratic Party convention in Dallas.
To fight trucker fatigue on our roads, focus on economics, not electronics
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Last month, after a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle carrying actor Tracy Morgan and others, national attention focused — briefly — on the serious issue of fatigued truck drivers.
With invective directed at refugees, where is Lady Liberty?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
other voices:
The English language changes. I have no beef with that, generally. But I do have a problem with how the term “haters” has been mangled beyond recognition.
‘Mamma Mia!’ closes in less than three months at Tropicana
‘Mamma Mia!’ closes in less than three months at Tropicana
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The return of “Mamma Mia!” at the Tropicana lasted about six years less than the show’s original run at Mandalay Bay. The show is closing, effective ...
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Lorena Peril’s next Vegas show is ‘Vegas! The Show’
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Lorena Peril has experienced the thrill of performing for tens of thousands of fans in an open-air arena and 10 fans in the cozy confines of Rush Lounge at the Golden Nugget. She knows Las Vegas showrooms, too. ...
Peace may never be at hand
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Other Voices:
Israelis and Palestinians may someday make peace. But the assumption should be that it won’t happen soon — perhaps not in our lifetimes.
$300,000 drug won’t be the last
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Other Voices:
Kalydeco is truly a wonder drug. Developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, it is the first drug that attacks not just the symptoms but the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, a genetic lung disease that usually kills victims by the time they reach their 40s.
Actually understand climate change
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Other Voices:
The column by Frances Beinecke (“Despite misinformation effort, U.S. is targeting climate change,” July 11) recites all the tired myths and cliches of the global warming movement but offers not one iota of evidence. One would have hoped the leader of an organization with an annual budget of more than $100 million would be better informed about an issue as important as climate change.
Will Flight 17 sober us up?
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Other Voices:
Tragedies concentrate the mind. American politics was trundling along on its usual unserious and trivial trajectory when news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine shook the world. Suddenly, the stakes in public life and foreign policy were very high.
Photo: Jeff Leibow, Travis Cloer, Graham Fenton and Deven
Powerhouse stars, acts lining up for Nevada 150th anniversary show at Smith Center
Monday, July 21, 2014
Smith Center President and CEO Myron Martin was around for one of the greatest events ever in Strip entertainment, the USO benefit show from November 2001 titled “Las Vegas Salutes the Spirit of America.” ...
Obamacare fails to fail
Monday, July 21, 2014
other voices:
How many Americans know how health reform is going? For that matter, how many people in the news media are following the positive developments?

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