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April 18, 2015

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Misdemeanors become capital offenses, again
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
You thought, perhaps, that we were making this stuff up? That the whole “Black Lives Matter” thing was probably overblown? That the idea of black men having to fear routine encounters with the police was being exaggerated by …
Getting to know Rand Paul, post 2010
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
What do we know about this man Rand? Well, he’s interesting. Among the throngs of Republicans promising to cut taxes, slash domestic spending and repeal Obamacare, Paul is unusual in that he also wants to stop government surveillance, negotiate a peace treaty with Iran, slash defense spending and …
Five hope-and-change takeaways from Nigeria’s election
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
For the first time since its independence, Africa’s most populous and economically powerful country voted an incumbent president out of office, defying all expectations. At a time when democratic good news is hard to come by, what went right in …
Photo: Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand P
‘Stand with Rand’ Paul? But where?
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
For the life of me, I can’t figure out what Rand Paul really believes — where he really stands, especially when it comes to
Photo: Drag queens and kings at Hard Rock Cafe on Paradis
Monday By the Numbers: Taking a drag at Hard Rock Cafe; welcoming expensive equines to the Thomas & Mack
Monday, April 13, 2015
This week, Monday By the Numbers celebrates one of the great civic achievements ever in VegasVille, the Guinness World Record for the largest staged drag show.
The unpolarized Moynihan
Monday, April 13, 2015
other voices:
The problem with most discussions of political polarization is that they reach quickly for technical causes and solutions. Our politics are polarized, we are told, because of gerrymandered districts, the rise of opinionated media sources and party primaries closed off to independents or voters in the other party.
Indiana sets itself back with law and misses the point with its fix
Monday, April 13, 2015
other voices:
It took Indiana generations to rid itself of the Ku Klux Klan image indelibly etched in the 1920s and ’30s by a murderous bed sheet salesman who declared, “I am the law,” in the state. Even now a residue of that bigotry unfairly clings to the Hoosier reputation like a stench of excrement that somehow won’t seem to go away.
Rising star stalled by toxic tweets
Monday, April 13, 2015
other voices:
Is Trevor Noah the new Charlie Hebdo? Most of the civilized world seemed to rise in heartwarming solidarity after that French satirical magazine was attacked by Islamic terrorists in January. But some of that support suddenly softened as many discovered just how offensive many of the edgy publication’s cartoons actually were.
Photo: Las Vegas headliner Frankie Moreno performs at the
Frankie Moreno cuts loose in Carnegie Hall debut
Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Frank Sinatra tribute show is titled “Let’s Be Frank” featuring the New York Pops orchestra, 80 musicians strong, with a quartet of guest stars, among them Las Vegas headliner Frankie Moreno.
Where’s the tolerance when tables are turned?
Sunday, April 12, 2015
other voices:
OK, now it’s religion’s turn. People of faith who assert their rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act enacted by Indiana have been pilloried as bigots, haters or worse.
Power and paychecks
Sunday, April 12, 2015
other voices:
On April 1, McDonald’s — which has been facing demonstrations denouncing its low wages — announced it would give workers a raise. The pay increase won’t, in itself, be a very big deal: The new wage floor is just $1 above the local minimum wage, and even that policy applies only to outlets McDonald’s owns directly, not the many outlets owned by people who bought franchises. But it’s at least possible that this latest announcement, like Wal-Mart’s much bigger pay-raise announcement a couple of months ago, is a harbinger of an important change in U.S. labor relations.
Improving financial security for all Nevadans
Sunday, April 12, 2015
other voices:
No state suffered as much from the Great Recession as Nevada. No state saw a bigger drop in median incomes or a bigger share of its residents descend into poverty. No state saw higher foreclosure rates or a greater proportion of its mortgages go underwater. At the depth of the recession, no state suffered more bankruptcies per capita. While some of this may have been due to factors beyond our control, there is no denying that poor financial decisions contributed to the crisis we experienced.
Building roads is building futures
Building roads is building futures
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Where I Stand:
This past week, a couple hundred people descended on a vacant lot overlooking Lake Mead to witness something historic: a groundbreaking for the bypass of what will become Interstate 11, the last remaining significant section of the country’s interstate highway system that was …
Dominoes are falling into place for Las Vegas’ tourism industry
Dominoes are falling into place for Las Vegas’ tourism industry
Sunday, April 12, 2015
May 5 is a pivotal point in our city. The groundbreaking of Resorts World Las Vegas is scheduled for that day, more than two years after plans for the resort development were announced.
Photo: A Mazda commercial starring Penn & Teller runs on
The Act space looks like ‘Dead’ zone; Priscilla Presley recalls discarded items that helped inspire Graceland
Friday, April 10, 2015
During a walk through Times Square, we took notice of a Mazda commercial starring Penn & Teller running on an endless loop on a giant Sony LED screen.

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