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February 14, 2016

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Giles Martin is asked, ‘You know Paul McCartney?’; cupid’s arrow finds Brad Garrett
Sunday, February 14, 2016
If you are asking the musical question, “Where’s the 'Love' at Mirage?": The Cirque-Beatles production is dark for upgrades to the show, which eventually will coincide with its ...
Ignoring parties achieves nothing; share your dissatisfaction by voting
Sunday, February 14, 2016
other voices:
It’s fair to say most Nevada Republicans have major gripes with their party. The complaints are as diverse as they are often mutually incompatible (“Too extreme!” “Too moderate!”), and yet plenty have merit — often feckless leadership and absurd cries of “betrayal!” after every point of disagreement has allowed government to grow and debt to rise in spite of Republican governing majorities nationwide.
Cruz a charmless snake, but his lies can hypnotize
Sunday, February 14, 2016
other voices:
Another Ted Cruz rally, another Ted Cruz rant about the media’s failure to give him his due. I endured one in the tiny town of Weare, N.H., last week and had two thoughts.
On Obamacare, Sanders pulls wool over his supporters’ eyes
Sunday, February 14, 2016
other voices:
Ted Cruz had a teachable moment in Iowa, although he himself will learn nothing from it. A voter told Cruz the story of his brother-in-law, a barber who had never been able to afford health insurance. He finally got insurance thanks to Obamacare — and discovered it was too late. He had terminal cancer and nothing could be done.
Flint’s lead woes far from isolated
Saturday, February 13, 2016
other voices:
We have been rightfully outraged by the lead poisoning of children in Flint, Mich. — an outrage that one health expert called “state-sponsored child abuse.”
Kids these days! They dare bring race into halftime spotlight
Saturday, February 13, 2016
other voices:
I want to thank Rudy Giuliani. As supremely unenlightened as I may be about pop culture, hearing the former New York mayor’s cranky critique of Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show makes me feel almost hip.
Photo: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
To find the right candidate, skip 1-word descriptors
Saturday, February 13, 2016
where i stand:
My husband, Brian, has let me take over his column this week, either as his Valentine’s gift to me or because he knows I need to vent. I think venting is a good thing — in a proper environment …
Clinton will protect nation’s landmark health care reform
Saturday, February 13, 2016
guest column:
For generations, America had a not-so-secret shame: Despite living in the wealthiest nation on Earth, some 45 million of our people had no health insurance. Lots of hard work went into changing that and led to President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act in 2010. The ACA is by no means a perfect law, but it expanded insurance to tens of millions of people, put women’s health on equal footing with men’s and ensured no one would be denied coverage because they were already sick, to name just a few benefits.
Robo-Rubio’s programming is corrupted
Friday, February 12, 2016
Other Voices:
It’s time for establishment Republicans to face the truth about Marco Rubio: Once you get past the facade, there appears to be no there there.
Ghosts of 2 parties’ pasts haunt nomination battles
Friday, February 12, 2016
other voices:
In a North Country snowstorm, when the winds howl down from the notches, the people of New Hampshire know how to communicate. They don’t whisper. They shout. And the shout that roared down from the hills to the cities, the seacoast and the anxious nation beyond the state’s natural boundaries had an unmistakable message: Outsiders rule, or at least should rule.
Well-mannered president’s departure leaves palpable void
Friday, February 12, 2016
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As this primary season has gone along, a strange sensation has come over me: I miss Barack Obama. Now, obviously I disagree with a lot of Obama’s policy decisions. I’ve been disappointed by aspects of his presidency. I hope the next presidency is a philosophic departure.
Here’s what we hate most — such as Shkreli
Friday, February 12, 2016
other voices:
When it comes to bringing us all together, I don’t think anybody is more skilled than Martin Shkreli.
Photo: Never Sleep Alone with Dr. Alex Schiller.
Dr. Alex Schiller basks in her layover; Matt Goss dials up British Invasion
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The woman who portrays Dr. Alex Schiller says she spent her first night in Las Vegas hanging out at Tilted Kilt with a bunch of guys she found on Tinder. ...
Sanders is palatable, but is he electable?
Thursday, February 11, 2016
other voices:
When Bernie Sanders won election as mayor of Burlington, Vt., in 1981, I called his office to see if there was a story there about a socialist elected official. I was interning at The Washington Post (I didn’t mention the intern part!) and spoke at length to some assistant who answered the phone in the mayor’s office.
Court’s wisdom won’t just affect teeth-whitening
Thursday, February 11, 2016
other voices:
It is frequently said that, unfortunately, Americans disdain government. It is more usefully said that, unfortunately, they have abundant reasons for doing so. In coming days, the Supreme Court, by deciding to hear a case from Connecticut, can begin limiting a contemptible government abuse that the court’s passive deference to legislatures has encouraged.

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