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December 17, 2014

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Photo: Oscar Goodman sits in a booth at Oscar's Beef Booz
Oscar Goodman hungry to celebrate pre-Venetian Venetian Pizzeria
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
One could argue, and Oscar Goodman would, that the spine of Las Vegas’ history is the pork neckbone recipe of Angie Ruvo.
Photo: Karl Stressman at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tues
The PRCA strategy: Rope ’em while they’re young
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Karl Stressman finished his annual NFR Week news conference. Stressman has been the PRCA commissioner for seven years now, and I’ve only known him during the times when his organization was bulldogging ...
‘The imperial Congress’
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
President Barack Obama issued a veto threat recently against a corporate tax-cutting orgy that promised the world to many powerful interests but did little for the middle class and nothing for low-income Americans. The president’s move was …
It’s going to take radical change to prevent incidents that spur protests
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
In this basically urban society, how is it possible to prevent the kind of incidents that have stirred the people’s passions and brought about massive protests, some of them violent? The answer is that it …
About fish, weed and death: What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Should a fisherman face two decades in prison for discarding a few fish at sea? That question is at the core of a …
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Sarah Guillot-Guyard’s family ‘has been taken care of’ as Final Battle Scene returns to ‘Ka’
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The Final Battle Scene is the great, deceptive moment in “Ka” at MGM Grand. The Cirque du Soleil artists appear to be fighting, the Good Guys vs. the Bad Guys, in the production’s epic, ...
The question we can’t answer
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Michael Brown’s death was part of a tragic and unacceptable pattern: Police officers in the United States shoot and kill civilians in shockingly high numbers. How many killings are there each year? No one can say for sure because …
How to make the Supreme Court more accountable
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Does having relatives involved in labor disputes, affirmative action battles and cameras in courtrooms affect how Supreme Court justices decide cases and …
Another case for term limits
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
n 2010, Plymouth, Conn., was awarded $430,000 for widening sidewalks and related matters near two schools. This money was a portion of the $612 million Congress authorized for five years of the federal Safe Routes to School program intended to …
Corruption abroad threatens security of U.S.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Other Voices:
When the militants of the Islamic State swept across Iraq last June, they numbered no more than 12,000 and they faced a U.S.-trained, U.S.-equipped Iraqi army that boasted some 200,000 troops.
How to keep future cold wars cold: Mind the missiles
Monday, December 8, 2014
other voices:
At a time when we are reflecting on the lessons from the Cold War amid growing concern about the current U.S.-Russia relationship, we should be looking ahead to anticipate how changes in technology and geopolitics create new challenges to peace and stability among the world’s major powers.
Polls, hires going Rand Paul’s way as 2016 presidential race talk fires up
Monday, December 8, 2014
other voices:
The most interesting Republican considering a 2016 presidential campaign is from Texas, but not the guy you think.
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Flowery praise for Bellagio Conservatory; Andrea Bocelli asks for tender love at MGM Grand
Sunday, December 7, 2014
During his chilling performance at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, the great tenor Andrea Bocelli was backed by singers from one of the city’s longest-running arts organization. Appearing onstage ...
Hillary Clinton may want to consider how much damage her political ego is doing
Sunday, December 7, 2014
other voices:
As Hillary Clinton ponders whether once again to seek the presidency, she might consider what, if any, damage her imperious demands during lucrative public appearances have done to her image as a member of a party that considers itself synonymous with populism, whether accurately or not.
President Obama vs. Ferguson’s empathy deficit
Sunday, December 7, 2014
other voices:
After a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Michael Brown, President Barack Obama stepped up to perform his unofficial yet widely presumed role: racial explainer-in-chief.

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