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January 31, 2015

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GOP stays stubborn on climate change
Monday, January 26, 2015
Other Voices:
We now know that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. We also know that President Barack Obama can expect little help from Republicans in Congress — some of them cynical, others clueless — in facing the most daunting environmental challenge of our time.
Public education for a new Nevada
Sunday, January 25, 2015
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With an economy based largely on casinos and construction, the old Nevada had less need of an educated population than most other states. A worker with a high school degree could make good money building homes, serving drinks or parking cars, at least while they were still young and healthy. Many students who wanted a good college education left the state, and the state could afford to be a tax haven for shell corporations, millionaires and retirees.
Democrats place priority on schools
Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Bipartisan agreement is often hard to achieve. But Republicans and Democrats across Nevada agree that our state’s education system is broken. For too long, we’ve approached funding education as if we were stuck in the 1950s rather than addressing the current needs of our students and preparing for Nevada’s future. Indeed, as Gov. Brian Sandoval noted in his state of the state speech, many of our educational policies and the way we fund them are based in the last century. The results have been ugly: Our classrooms are overcrowded, our teachers lack the resources necessary to educate our students and ...
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Goodman: Black Book is unconstitutional
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman will dedicate the next of his dinner series talks to the infamous book that bans people from casinos in Nevada.
What happens as political prodigies age?
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Guest Opinion:
What happens to young prodigies in early adult years, middle age and Medicare days? Here’s the story of one political …
Photo: Roberta Medina.
VIP tickets flying fast at Rock in Rio; Michael Grimm expands his playground
Friday, January 23, 2015
The Season 4 champion of “America’s Got Talent,” Michael Grimm has always said he just wants a place to play, and he has found that.
After vote and veto, Keystone XL pipeline could make a comeback
Friday, January 23, 2015
The U.S. Senate launched its first great debate of 2015 last week, on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from the tar sands of Alberta to the refineries of Texas. Predictably, the rhetoric …
Paris attack was terrorism, not war
Friday, January 23, 2015
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ declaration that France is at war “against terrorism, against jihadism (and) against radical Islam” will not have much practical impact on the …
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Mitt Romney is the only one who thinks he’s Reagan
Friday, January 23, 2015
Mitt Romney’s third campaign for the White House got off to a good start ... for about three days. The backlash last week came not just from core conservatives, who have never been enthusiastic about the ideological chameleon, but also from …
Photo: Carlos Santana during a ceremony at House of Blues
No ‘Mr. Roboto’ for Santana; Brad Garrett turns cool in ‘Fargo’; ice follies at Sin City Theater
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Carlos Santana, given the Key to the Strip during a ceremony at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay on Wednesday, said work is continuing with the long-anticipated album “Santana IV.”
Put onus on banks to educate the public on products
Thursday, January 22, 2015
There are dozens of entities devoted to educating you about all things financial. Congress funds a commission and a website, Schools have added “financial literacy” to their curricula. Banks put out pamphlets, and every major investment brokerage has web pages devoted to educating people on how to invest wisely. But none of it is …
We must confront Salafi teachings
Thursday, January 22, 2015
On Jan. 9, the day French police killed the terrorists who attacked Charlie Hebdo, the liberal Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was publicly flogged in Jeddah for insulting Islam. The two cases are …
Culture wars trump globalization
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Surprise. This is not the world we thought we’d leave our children as an inheritance. After the Cold War ended around 1990, some historians and journalists boasted that …
Photo: Andy Walmsley, an Emmy Award-winning set designer
A royal meet-and-greet: ‘ENTSpeaks’ producer Andy Walmsley and Queen Elizabeth II
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Ever have one of those text exchanges where a friend and you are playing “top this,” and you suddenly receive a photo of your friend shaking hands with Queen Elizabeth II?
Time for the GOP to pitch in
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
With Republican majorities in both houses, the new Congress should begin by focusing on traditional GOP priorities: improving …

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