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September 19, 2014

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Congress absent on Islamic State
Friday, September 19, 2014
other voices:
Although President Barack Obama made a convincing case for military intervention against the Islamic State last week, there’s something else that should occur before the United States again pursues a strategy of war: It’s time for Congress to have an up-or-down vote on authorizing the use of force. Sadly, that doesn’t appear likely.
Why some parents love the whip too much
Friday, September 19, 2014
other voices:
Retired NBA star Charles Barkley has exposed a hazardous culture clash in the Texas indictment of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for child abuse.
Trying to ‘secure’ a border is futile
Friday, September 19, 2014
Other Voices:
Can borders stop immigrants? The particular border I have in mind looks like an obstacle course for mythical giants. To pass it, you would have to cross a 12-foot-wide ditch, climb a wall topped with blades, then scale three metal fences, two of them 20 feet high. You would need to elude surveillance cameras and motion-activated alarms, in addition to a multitude of well-equipped guards.
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Michael Monge, Steve Wynn’s handpicked crooner, extended through ’15 at Encore
Thursday, September 18, 2014
In February, Michael Monge was singing at Bice Italian restaurant and lounge in Boca Raton, Fla. Steve Wynn happened to be in the audience that night and noted the vocal and even physical similarities between Monge and Wynn’s old friend ...
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Jeff Leibow to leave ‘Jersey Boys’ for role with NF Network
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Entertainer Jeff Leibow told the sold-out crowd at Composers Showcase in Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center on Wednesday night that he will be leaving “Jersey Boys” when his contract expires in November. ...
What if this doesn’t work?
Thursday, September 18, 2014
other voices:
President Barack Obama has committed the United States to another open-ended Middle East war in which the potential for doing harm rivals the possibility of doing good.
Obama the reluctant leader
Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Moses, famously, tried to get out of it. When God called on him to lead the Israelites, Moses threw up a flurry of reasons he was the wrong man for the job: I’m a nobody; I don’t speak well; I’m not brave.
Farewell to the iPod
Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Quietly, even stealthily, Apple last week brought about that moment that many of its most loyal followers dreaded would happen: it killed off the iPod.
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Felice Garcia’s career spans Aguilera, ‘MDQ,’ Betty Boop and Laughlin — and she’s not finished yet
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Felice Garcia is a little bit country, rock ’n’ roll, pop, showgirl and now even burlesque, and she is keeping busy all over the city (Harrah’s and Plaza) and beyond (Laughlin). ...
Europe needs to provide for its own defense
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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In response to the Russian threat, Western leaders at the recent NATO summit reiterated their commitment to defending alliance members in the Baltics and Eastern Europe from aggression. This reaffirmation of NATO’s core promise is essential in the short term. But it requires fundamental reconsideration during the next decade. In the long run, it should be up to Europeans to ensure the integrity of their eastern frontier without a legal guarantee of U.S. assistance.
Obama’s strategy for fighting Islamic State isn’t all about us
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Other Voices:
There are three things in life that you should never do ambivalently: get married, buy a house or go to war. Alas, we’re about to do No. 3. Should we?
NFL stands by its leader
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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In 2006, the year Roger Goodell was named commissioner of the NFL, the Washington Redskins were the most valuable team in football, according to Forbes magazine, with a valuation of $1.4 billion. Washington’s revenue that year was $303 million, with profits of more than $108 million. In second place came the New England Patriots, valued by Forbes at $1.18 billion, followed by the Dallas Cowboys at $1.17 billion.
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Keith Evans, the city’s lion king, still working to keep his habitat alive
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
It was in July 1999 when I met Keith Evans and a few of the big cats he had just led into the then-new MGM Grand Lion Habitat. The attraction was about a week old then, a $9 million operation just off the casino floor. ...
Big business should thank Obama
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
It was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, had hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time.
President and Congress share onus of confronting Islamic State
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
For most of the summer, Republicans had it easy when it came to the Islamic State. All they had to do was complain that President Barack Obama wasn’t tough enough, accuse him of lacking strategic vision and demand he do more.

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