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August 28, 2015

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Sanders’ weapon is his fire
Friday, August 28, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
There was a man with a “Stop Puppy Mills” T-shirt and another whose shirt read “National Sarcasm Society.” There was a woman, dressed entirely in white, holding a banner reading “Lead Us to Clean Energy.” There was a man with an Apache haircut. There was even a little old lady in tennis shoes.
Market chaos may shift election’s focus
Friday, August 28, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
The sudden turmoil in the financial markets is a reminder that when the preliminary hoopla is over and voters actually begin to select their presidential nominees, competence and cool will probably matter.
Trump’s chances of winning are poor, but he has rocked political foundation
Friday, August 28, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
In many ways, Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency is so preposterous that it demands to be dismissed as a joke. This would be a mistake.
Gays still victims of brutal atrocities
Friday, August 28, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
As he tried to concentrate on his final college exams, he couldn’t erase the terrifying images in his head, an endless replay of a video he’d seen. It showed two men being killed — their necks noosed, their bodies dragged through the streets and set on fire.
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Remembering J.T.’s welcome of Celine in ’02; Franky Perez gets his Earls all mixed up
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Timberlake met Celine backstage that night, took one look around the lavishly appointed quarters and bellowed, “This dressing room is nicer than my first house!"
Politicians in denial about financial perils
Thursday, August 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
What caused Friday’s stock plunge? What does it mean for the future? Nobody knows, and not much.
Bezos’ immunity to scorn infects Amazon
Thursday, August 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
The best thing about Jeff Bezos, the founder, chairman, president and chief executive of Amazon, is that he doesn’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks. The worst thing about Jeff Bezos is that he doesn’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks.
Trump’s big-government plans for deportation a risk for his party
Thursday, August 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of millions of human beings. To will an end is to will the means for the end, so the Republican clamors are also for the requisite expansion of government’s size and coercive powers.
U.S. and Cuba 90 miles apart by sea, worlds apart on what normal means
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Other Voices:
U.S.-Cuba relations are still far from normal — and may never be normal.
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Tats and … more tats on display as Lou Lou D’vil joins Melody Sweets’ ‘Coney Island’ show
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
In some circles, and in many tents, you can never have enough tattoos. Lou Lou D’vil will illustrate that point Friday night. The 2013 Miss Exotic World is a featured performer in Melody Sweets’ “Coney Island! Burlesque at the Beach!” ...
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Garrett’s ‘basement’ comedy club keeps drawing—especially when he’s onstage
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Kats Report:
Garrett's philanthropic organization, the Maximum Hope Foundation, hosts a celebrity poker tournament on September 19 at MGM Grand.
Empowering teachers could help retain staff, raise student achievement
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Every year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17 percent of them will leave the profession. Teacher attrition is especially high in poor, urban schools, where on average about a fifth of the faculty leaves annually — that’s roughly 50 percent higher than the rate in more affluent schools.
Watts riot coverage opened doors for black reporters
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Other Voices:
Fifty years have passed since the Watts riots, a disaster that brought death, destruction and an unexpected, although long overdue, boost to the value of racial diversity in newsrooms.
Don’t buy ‘voter fraud’ excuse; it’s about excluding minorities
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Other Voices:
Many find politics frustrating because problems that seemed to be solved in one generation crop up again years or decades later. The good thing about democracy is that there are no permanent defeats. The hard part is that some victories have to be won over and over.
Candidates try to out-Trump Trump, to pathetic results
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
It has dawned on the Republican presidential field that Donald Trump’s inevitable self-destruction might be, gulp, evitable. Waiting for the unlikely front-runner to beat himself is starting to look like a plan, as Trump might put it, for total losers.

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