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Businesses on board with education reforms
Sunday, March 29, 2015
guest column:
I have lived in Las Vegas for 43 years, and I have never seen so much support for an issue from so many disparate groups. Two former Democratic governors — Richard Bryan and Bob Miller — and two Republican governors — Robert List and Brian Sandoval — support an education reform plan ...
Congressmen’s willingness to cash in on Yucca Mountain endangers Nevadans
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Sun Editorial:
Two of our congressmen, who are the least experienced in our Capitol Hill delegation, have much to learn when it comes to watching out for the safety, welfare and economic security of Nevadans.
Two women, opposite fortunes
Saturday, March 28, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
This is the tale of two women, each an emblem, in her own way, of one of the world’s most corrupt and dysfunctional nations.
Hillary Clinton’s big test
Saturday, March 28, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
The political world is stuck in the middle of an accelerating protocol crisis. All sorts of customary acts of self-restraint are being washed away. It used to be that senators didn’t go out campaigning against one another. It used to be they didn’t filibuster except in rare circumstances. It used to be they didn’t block presidents’ nominees routinely.
Starbucks’ effort to talk about race is better than silence
Saturday, March 28, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urged baristas to engage customers in discussions about race and inequality — as if his employees already were not busy enough trying to tell my coffee-and-espresso-shot from the next guy’s vanilla latte.
The right way to sanction Iran
Saturday, March 28, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
While lawmakers discuss how best to undo the nuclear deal President Barack Obama and his team have diligently pursued over the past 18 months, they leave fallow a far more important and positive area in which they could contribute: how to respond in the event a deal is not reached.
Photo: Barry Manilow performs at Paris Las Vegas.
‘Nocturne’ litigation nearly put to bed; Barry Manilow’s ‘Last’ tour is not the end
Friday, March 27, 2015
The lengthy and unseemly litigation between the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Spiegelworld over the closing of “Vegas Nocturne” seems to be resolved.
Photo: Jerry Lewis poses for a portrait in his Las Vegas
Jerry Lewis nabs NAB honor; ‘Pin Up’ marks anniversary by doubling up the bombshells
Friday, March 27, 2015
Notes from across the scene in VegasVille in a week topped by a comment from a gentleman, who seemed about 70 years old, sitting next to me with his wife at Thursday’s early performance of ...
Trillion-dollar fraudsters
Friday, March 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
By now it’s a Republican Party tradition: Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits but which turns out to contain a trillion-dollar “magic asterisk” — a line that promises huge spending cuts and/or revenue increases, but without explaining where the money is supposed to come from.
A woman’s place is on the $20 bill
Friday, March 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
You may have heard there’s a movement afoot to kick Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman. Finally, we’ve got a current event that’s not depressing.
Netanyahu must embrace peace
Friday, March 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
The outcomes of the Israeli elections are a great personal victory for Benjamin Netanyahu, who, a few days earlier, was being dismissed by pundits as a relic of the past. Indeed, this is a double victory: Not only will Netanyahu be able to form a stable, right-wing government, but his government also will be able to address a major grievance of the Israelis in recent years — the socio-economic one.
Looking for a fresh face
Friday, March 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
There are rare moments in history when Americans have sought the comfort of experience over the excitement of novelty. Indeed, our first five presidents were established figures, familiar and experienced, and steeped in the values of the Revolution and the Constitution.
Photo: Las Vegas Philharmonic Music Director Donato Cabre
Conductor Donato Cabrera appreciates ‘Las Vegas’ of Las Vegas Philharmonic
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Las Vegas Philharmonic Music Director Donato Cabrera was in the audience at the most recent Composers Showcase of Las Vegas at Cabaret Jazz on March 4, and he loved the performance.
Flash point Ferguson
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Ferguson, Mo., is once again a flash point in this nation’s struggle to come to grips with itself, as its citizens are embroiled in a profound conversation about …
Photo: Zumanity duo 2015
Cirque retools and refocuses in the face of edgy Strip competition
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Kats Report:
The adult-oriented Zumanity gets an update.

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