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November 23, 2014

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An accord the planet needed
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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he minute we glimpse a flicker of hope in the fight against climate change, Republicans in Congress announce …
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Will President Barack Obama’s final two years be a sprint on regulation?
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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The election results were a crushing political blow for the Obama administration, giving Republicans firm control of both houses of Congress for the final two years of his term. But this in no way signals the end of …
Don’t govern on fantasies
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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When high-mindedness collides with reality, reality usually wins. Remember this when you hear talk of making the next …
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David Perrico’s imprint is on powerful Tuscany lineup; change in cast brings a Fenton to ‘Showstoppers’
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The scene tonight is twofold, with Mark Shunock hosting the latest installment of “Mondays Dark” at nearby Vinyl benefiting Vegas Shepherd Rescue. Shunock’s next charity event is ...
Democrats need more diversity, too
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Here we go again. Big election defeats inevitably are followed by major rounds of teeth-gnashing, shirt-rending, soul-searching, finger pointing, self-flagellating and circular firing squad shooting. Now it’s the …
Always look on the bright side
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The polling places hadn’t even opened before the Senate’s right-wing firebrand, Ted Cruz, was demanding …
Makers and breakers
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Flip through any newspaper, go from the foreign news to the business pages and what you’ll see is the “other” great geopolitical struggle in the world today. It’s not the traditional one between nation states on land. It’s the struggle between …
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If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, it’s probably ‘Raiding the Rock Vault’ at Trop
Monday, November 17, 2014
Now at the Tropicana, "Raiding the Rock Vault" is comfortably familiar, ever-rocking and absent the notorious "Orkin Scene." ...
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Clint Holmes and Santa Fe christen the Quantum
Monday, November 17, 2014
Clearly, all of this was a direct rip-off of how we announce major happenings in Las Vegas and as such should be richly applauded. ...
Big money wins again in a romp
Monday, November 17, 2014
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The day after the midterm elections, I met up with a man named Ira Glasser, the former longtime head of the American Civil Liberties Union. For days, the media had been full of news about the enormous sums of money likely to be spent by special-interest groups and others to influence the outcome of Senate races, House races, gubernatorial races — even judicial races. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which issued a report just days before the midterms, nearly $4 billion was expected to be spent, in toto, on the midterms. Glasser had no problem with any of ...
World powers are forming alliances again, as they did before WWI
Monday, November 17, 2014
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At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the Great War was over. But the “War to End All Wars” famously didn’t live up to its billing. Still, it had greater impact on the world than any event of the past thousand years. The question is whether another such war might be looming today.
Our do-nothing politics
Monday, November 17, 2014
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The crisis in our political system is less about party than about horizon. To understand why, consider the issue of climate change.
Triumph of the wrong
Sunday, November 16, 2014
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The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet midterms to men of understanding. Or as I put it on the eve of another Republican Party sweep, politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth. Still, it’s not often a party that is so wrong about so much does as well as Republicans did Nov. 4.
The fight Republicans need now
Sunday, November 16, 2014
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For the second time in four years, the Republican Party has won a sweeping midterm victory without having a policy agenda to match. The party has a more-than-comfortable House majority, a solid Senate edge, and it faces a lame-duck president sealed in a bubble of sour self-regard. But if you look for consensus on the ends to which this new power should be turned, you’ll find ... well ... um ... repeal of the medical-device tax?
FEMA needs to lay off insolvent victims of Superstorm Sandy
Sunday, November 16, 2014
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Just about everyone in America has legitimate complaints about the government. Duh! But when disaster strikes — floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, sink holes, blizzards — most people expect government to be there to help.

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