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July 8, 2015

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Sanders won’t beat Clinton, but he’ll affect her campaign
Friday, July 3, 2015
Guest Column:
Here are the elements of a presidential candidacy bound to go nowhere: 1960s radical leftist. Lived on a kibbutz. Moved to Vermont in the tumult of 1968. Became a carpenter. Ran for governor twice and for Senate twice as a candidate for the socialist Liberty Union Party. Jewish — not an advantage in Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina. Would be 79 at the end of his first term. Bernie Sanders is not going to be president of the United States.
Charleston church slayings’ legacy should be a renewed sense of hope
Friday, July 3, 2015
guest column:
It is impossible to know whether the Charleston tragedy someday will be seen as a turning point in the nation’s long, difficult struggle with race. But we can hope.
Failure is part of SpaceX progress
Friday, July 3, 2015
guest column:
Only in the space industry can something as spectacular as an exploding rocket be considered part of the process. Such was the case Sunday when a SpaceX Falcon 9 blew up two minutes after liftoff.
GOP candidates’ job-creation records greatly exaggerated
Friday, July 3, 2015
guest column:
Is it my imagination, or are half the governors in the country running for president?
Photo: Richard Oberacker, conductor of Cirque du Soleil's
‘Ace,’ an original musical, cleared for takeoff at UNLV
Thursday, July 2, 2015
In Las Vegas, Richard Oberacker is known principally as the music director of the band in “Ka” at MGM Grand, among the most widely respected production ensembles in the city.
Photo: Taylor Swift performs at Rock in Rio USA on Friday
No festival action set for MGM Festival Grounds until ’16; Michael Grimm resets Vinyl schedule
Thursday, July 2, 2015
After speculation that a fall event would serve as a follow-up to Rock in Rio USA at MGM Resorts Festival Grounds, it appears that nothing will be staged at the parcel on Sahara Avenue and the Strip until next spring.
It’s like the Cold War, but without the fun
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Guest Column:
Let’s see, the United States is prepositioning battle tanks with our East European NATO allies to counterbalance Russia; U.S. and Russian military planes recently flew within 10 feet of each other; Russia is building a new generation of long-range ballistic missiles; and the U.S. and China are jostling in the South China Sea. Did someone restart the Cold War while I was looking the other way?
Chief justice dropped ball by carrying ACA over goal line
Thursday, July 2, 2015
guest column:
Conservatives are dismayed about the Supreme Court’s complicity in rewriting the Affordable Care Act — its ratification of the IRS’ disregard of the statute’s plain and purposeful language. But they have contributed to this outcome. Their decades of populist praise of judicial deference to the political branches has borne this sour fruit.
In Uber’s case, fierce lobbying force has public’s best interests at heart
Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Uber has become a fearsome, relentless lobbying machine. That much is clear from Karen Weise’s remarkable account in Bloomberg Businessweek of how the company overcame taxi-industry opposition and pesky local laws to bring its on-demand drivers to Portland, Ore.
After Confederate flag, let’s topple the inequality it symbolizes
Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Suppose blacks marked their heritage with flags depicting Nat Turner’s rebellion of 1831, in which slaves massacred about 60 whites before the uprising was crushed. The flag wouldn’t be celebrating the murder of whites, of course, but simply would commemorate a factual milestone in black history!
Photo: Human Natures Vegas show is the foundation of its
Human Nature continues to evolve its Australian-born Motown revue
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The Kats Report:
The group is now offering a soundcheck/meet-and-greet experience before shows at the Venetian.
The Confederacy is more than a flag
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
guest column:
One hundred fifty years too late, the Confederacy may finally be coming to an end. Finishing it off, however, will require more than getting rid of an offensive flag.
Court helps change path of history
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
guest column:
Sometimes history speeds up. Rarely in our nation’s 239 years of life has a single week brought such a surge of social change and such a sweeping set of challenges to past assumptions.
Supremes hit a high note
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
guest column:
Wow, Supreme Court — what a week. “The Supreme Court just upheld Obamacare yet again,” Jeb Bush said in a fundraising shout-out. “This is the direct result of President Obama. He deliberately forced Obamacare on the American people in a partisan and toxic way.”
All presidential candidates should be allowed to participate in debates
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
guest column:
In late 2011, during the planning for one of the debates of Republican presidential candidates, questions were raised about whether the eight-person field would be too unwieldy for television. One suggestion was to drop the low man in the polls, former Sen. Rick Santorum.

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