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November 28, 2014

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Obama’s new tactic: Don’t back down
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
With only two years left in his final term — and after a stinging rebuke to his party in the midterm elections, the president is showing a new attitude: No more …
Jonathan Gruber should rethink his notion of ‘stupidity’
Monday, November 24, 2014
other voices:
Was Obamacare sold on a pack of lies or just political spin? Questions like that have turned Jonathan Gruber, who helped to create President Barack Obama’s health care plan, into a possible threat to its survival.
Reform immigration system to keep families together in U.S.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Other Voices:
In “Orange Is the New Black,” I play Maritza Ramos, a tough Latina from the ‘hood. In “Jane the Virgin,” I play Lina, Jane’s best friend and a funny know-it-all who is quick to offer advice. I love both parts, but they’re fiction. My real story is this: I am the citizen daughter of immigrant parents who were deported when I was 14. My older brother was also deported.
Congress’ duty to exercise war powers
Monday, November 24, 2014
Other Voices:
Before Congress leaves the capital for the holidays, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., must schedule a vote on an authorization for the war against the Islamic State.
Death by typo
Sunday, November 23, 2014
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My parents used to own a small house with a large backyard, in which my mother cultivated a beautiful garden. At some point, however — I don’t remember why — my father looked at the official deed defining their property and received a shock. According to the text, the Krugman lot wasn’t a rough rectangle; it was a triangle more than a hundred feet long but only around a yard wide at the base.
Net neutrality rules
Sunday, November 23, 2014
other voices:
Is there anybody out there who opposes net neutrality?
Boehner’s stall on immigration
Sunday, November 23, 2014
other voices:
Oh, please. All the melodramatic Republican outrage isn’t fooling anybody. The only reason President Barack Obama had to act on immigration reform was that House Speaker John Boehner wouldn’t.
Follow these guideposts to shape Nevada’s technology future
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Where I Stand:
As we explain in our new report “Cracking the Code on STEM: A People Strategy for Nevada’s Economy,” neither the Las Vegas area nor the state as a whole has a clear plan for delivering the trained STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce required for continued growth in Nevada’s …
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How many presidents have played golf at Shadow Creek? Four!
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Today’s reported golf round at Shadow Creek Golf Course involving President Barack Obama, ex-Yankee Derek Jeter, Diamond Resorts International founder Stephen Cloobeck and Greenspun Media Group owner Brian Greenspun is ...
Obamacare vs. Scaliacare
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Republican leaders in the House and Senate have made clear they’ll deploy every weapon in the legislative arsenal to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They’ll try to …
Brother, can you spare a dime?
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Other voices:
My neighborhood is natural habitat for beggars and panhandlers. The freeway is only a few blocks away, and its overpasses often harbor bedraggled men with cardboard signs asking for a handout. Garbage cans and recycling bins are regularly gleaned for …
The Obama opposition
Saturday, November 22, 2014
The president came to Washington thinking he could change Washington, make it better, unite it and the nation. He was wrong. As he ascended, the tone of political discourse descended, as much because of …
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Imagine Dragons gives something back; Oscar Goodman sticks his neck out
Friday, November 21, 2014
Imagine Dragons hit Sunrise Hospital on Friday afternoon. Not as patients, mind you, but to meet with that hospital’s board to discuss a partnership with the band’s chosen charity, the Tyler Robinson Foundation. ...
Photo: Entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an intervie
On Cosby, hard to keep the faith
Friday, November 21, 2014
A few weeks ago, I spent a delightful afternoon and evening with Bill Cosby. I was the emcee of a gala for historically black Claflin University, which is in my hometown; Cosby was the headliner. Both of us were …
Politicians, teens and birth control
Friday, November 21, 2014
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Here’s a story of utter irresponsibility: About one-third of American girls become pregnant as teenagers. But it’s not just a story of heedless girls and boys who don’t take precautions. This is also a tale of …

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