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September 3, 2015

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Dignity exists both in battling death and choosing it
Thursday, September 3, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Brittany Maynard was soon to die. The question was whether she could do so on her own terms, as a last act of autonomy. Dr. Lynette Cederquist, who regrets that Maynard had to move to Oregon to do so, is working with others to change California law to allow physician assistance in dying.
Spot at debate’s main stage may be more risk than reward for Fiorina
Thursday, September 3, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
There is a strong desire in Republican circles for Carly Fiorina to be on the main stage in the next presidential debate.
Good riddance to patronizing MDA telethon
Thursday, September 3, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
As a person with muscular dystrophy, I’m relieved to know this will be the first Labor Day weekend of my adult life without a muscular dystrophy telethon.
Sacks helped many cope with mental illness
Thursday, September 3, 2015
guest column:
America’s mental health community lost one of our best friends Sunday. Dr. Oliver Sacks, an acclaimed neurologist, professor and author of best-selling books on the brain including “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” and “Awakenings,” which became a 1990 movie starring Robin Williams, died from cancer in New York. He was 82.
We regulate pools and cars; how can guns be off-limits?
Thursday, September 3, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
The slaying of two journalists Aug. 26 as they broadcast live to a television audience in Virginia is still seared on our screens and in our minds, but it’s a moment not only to mourn but also to learn lessons from.
Photo: Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns
The Kats Report: Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns seek expansion at the South Point
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The Kats Report:
Loaded with A-plus players and regarded as one of the best bands in the region.
Islamic State poses moral, political threat that can no longer be ignored
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
The Islamic State atrocities have descended like distant nightmares upon the numbed conscious of the world. The first beheadings of Americans had the power to shock, but since then there has been a steady barrage of inhumanity: mass executions of Christians and others, throwing gay men from rooftops, the destruction of ancient archaeological treasures, the routine use of poison gas.
World War II veterans offer pearls of wisdom
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the end of War World II, which serves as a reminder that our days of gleaning wisdom directly from the Greatest Generation are numbered.
The case for realism on the Iran nuclear deal
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Foreign-policy debates rarely get away from being reflections of domestic political conflicts, but they are also usually based on unstated assumptions and unacknowledged theories.
Republicans’ denial won’t defeat Trump
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
I know you haven’t heard enough about Donald Trump recently, so here’s more: At this point, anyone who says he can’t win the Republican nomination is in deep denial.
NV Energy needs to let customers take advantage of important resource
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Guest column:
Residential rooftop solar installers in Las Vegas are suffering whiplash! The National Clean Energy Summit convened Aug. 24 in Las Vegas and highlighted the wonderful, abundant solar resource we have and the promising future it presents. At the same time, a previously legislated cap was reached …
Photo: Celine Dion performs at the Colosseum on Thursday,
Monday By the Numbers: Celine’s standing O’s, ‘Baz’s’ run at Light, AFAN and a whole lotta tail
Monday, August 31, 2015
Monday By the Numbers this week visits the Colosseum, Light, the Spiegeltent and the Joint. These are spaces. The humans are Celine Dion, the cast of “Baz,” Melody Sweets and the crowd at the annual AFAN Black & White Party. ...
The Iran nuke deal would be OK if …
The Iran nuke deal would be OK if …
Monday, August 31, 2015
where I stand:
Today I find myself in a similar position to that which caused my dad to knowingly and unflinchingly violate the laws of the United States in the ...
With lack of substance, Trump succeeds like a hot TV show
Monday, August 31, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
This summer’s political madness was nicely captured by a confluence of recent events: While global financial markets teetered, the campaign news was dominated by Donald Trump’s personal feuds with journalists.
Trump speaks now, does harm later
Monday, August 31, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. After Donald Trump finishes plastering a snarling face on conservatism, any Republican nominee will face a dauntingly steep climb to reach even the paltry numbers that doomed Mitt Romney.

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