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February 9, 2016

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Monday By the Numbers: Sports books’ semi-Super profit, Chinese New Year and supercharged cars
Monday, February 8, 2016
This week, Monday By the Numbers takes a spin with Super Bowl 50, Chinese New Year and our friends at Dream Racing, the supercar attraction, which in January celebrated its fourth ...
Sanders, Clinton both want reform
Monday, February 8, 2016
Other Voices:
If Republicans are engaged in a three-sided civil war, Democrats are having a spirited but rather civilized argument over a very large question: Who has the best theory about how progressive change happens?
Kind nurse proves gems exist even in the busy state mental health world
Monday, February 8, 2016
Guest Column:
Years ago I wrote a story for the Los Angeles Times about a nurse I had met at Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services. It’s a free government clinic and I felt like a total loser. I had bipolar disorder. I was afraid, desperate, embarrassed and broke.
Knock a respite for the elderly and alone
Monday, February 8, 2016
Other Voices:
For some Americans today, tomorrow and the day after, on and on, a knock on the door is the high point of a lonely life. They are the old, infirm and shut-in; and they are a growing part of our aging society. Even though many of them have children and grandchildren, if you live alone and you are old, you know what it is to be all by yourself and lonely.
Iowa was shot of reality for Trump’s reality-TV campaign
Monday, February 8, 2016
Other Voices:
Ever since Donald Trump entered the Republican presidential race, I have been waiting to see him lose. I wanted to see how he would handle it. Humility, after all, is not an emotion with which the Donald appears to be intimately familiar.
An Oscar Goodman-Pete Rose gambling summit? Bet on it
An Oscar Goodman-Pete Rose gambling summit? Bet on it
Sunday, February 7, 2016
During the past two days, we’ve hit Brody Dolyniuk’s orchestral production at the Smith Center, visited Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 at Hard Rock Hotel, met up with the L.V. Phil, Storm Large and Pink Martini before that performance ...
Olympians are coming to town; an Olympian task awaits voters
Sunday, February 7, 2016
where i stand:
The weekend of Feb. 19-22 it is Reunion 2016 for Olympians and Paralympians in Las Vegas. Many of the athletes we watched in their primes as they won medal after medal will be here to celebrate that special status that …
Not a hard-hitting prediction: Pro football will shore up safety
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Other Voices:
How many deceased players had, and how many former players have, or how many current players will have, CTE is unknown because it can only be confirmed by autopsy. Its symptoms, however, are similar to those of dementia.
Inflexibility isn’t the path to desired change
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Other Voices:
There are still quite a few pundits determined to pretend that America’s two great parties are symmetric — equally unwilling to face reality, equally pushed into extreme positions by special interests and rabid partisans. It’s nonsense, of course.
Bully Trump’s skin is both orange and thin
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Other Voices:
The White House has a strange, mind-warping effect on its occupants.
Dear GOP: ‘Not PC’ is just today’s polite way of saying ‘rude’
Saturday, February 6, 2016
other voices:
“Political correctness” might be the most intriguing issue to emerge in the current presidential election cycle, especially for Republicans. Yet it also might be the most under-discussed, perhaps out of fear that it would not be politically correct to do so.
Skyrocketing Rubio is far above Bush league
Friday, February 5, 2016
other voices:
What Iowa said Monday night was, Enough. Enough with business as usual. Enough with conventional candidates. Enough with the tired orthodoxies of politics. Enough with the surpassing power of big — big banks, big lobbyists, big labor and even big self-interested local industries such as ethanol. And enough with campaigns based on personal appeal, boasts and an aura of inevitability.
Trump and Sanders trumpet nostalgia trip to optimism age
Friday, February 5, 2016
Other Voices:
One of the puzzles of the 2016 campaign, unexpectedly defined by the ascent of a billionaire reality TV star and a septuagenarian Vermont socialist, is why now? Yes, voters are angry, yes, they’re exhausted and disgusted and cynical about everything. But why is everything boiling over in this particular cycle, in this presidential campaign?
Both parties have splits; GOP’s may be harder to heal
Friday, February 5, 2016
other voices:
The only thing missing from Marco Rubio’s victory speech Monday night was the victory: In Iowa’s Republican caucus, Rubio finished not first, not second, but third. Was he expecting a bronze medal?
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Paul Johnson nails it down as the new Drew in ‘Rock of Ages’
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Paul Johnson can at once rock, and build, the house. A man who hammers it down on and off the stage, Johnson has ascended the spiral staircase of “Rock of Ages” at ...

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