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February 9, 2016

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Self-indulgence of animal trophy hunting must end
Thursday, February 4, 2016
guest column:
Las Vegas is perhaps the nation’s top convention destination, hosting millions of enthusiasts for everything from electronics to roller derby to hacking. But even Vegas has its limits, and we’ve found it in the form of a gathering of the Safari Club International and its globe-trotting members, who have converged on the city to plot their forthcoming treks to kill the most majestic and often rarest animals in the world.
Post-Iowa, every candidate offers reasons to be cynical
Thursday, February 4, 2016
other voices:
When Huck Finn asked Tom Sawyer what a Moslem is, Tom said a Moslem is someone who is not a Presbyterian, which is true, but it isn’t the whole truth. Donald Trump says he is a Presbyterian (“I drink my little wine … and have my little cracker”), which apparently was not good enough for enough of Iowa’s evangelicals.
Background-checks effort doesn’t affect all gun sales in Nevada
Thursday, February 4, 2016
guest column:
It has been weeks since the White House announced steps it would pursue to strengthen enforcement of federal gun laws, but confusion and misinformation related to the executive actions still abound. While the president’s orders drew significant media attention, those actions will not change the fact that thousands of guns are sold every year without a background check.
We’re striving to improve on what we’ve created in Las Vegas
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Guest Column:
My theme today is a celebration of Las Vegas as a symbol of dynamic evolution, and a call to action to all of us — this generation — to continue this great heritage of forward momentum. As much as, or more, than any of the great cities of the world, Las Vegas embraces …
Let’s hope GOP is serious in its vows to combat poverty
Thursday, February 4, 2016
other voices:
Back in 2000, George W. Bush did something fascinating: On the campaign trail he preached “compassionate conservatism,” telling wealthy Republicans about the travails of Mexican-American immigrants and declaring to women in pearls that “the hardest job in America” is that of a single mother.
Trump body-slams convention as supporters cheer
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Donald Trump was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2013. He’d been involved with professional wrestling for more than a quarter-century. At first his interest was on the business side, because so many of the events were held at his hotels. But then he got involved in the story lines, appearing in the ring as an actual character.
Photo: Alex Goude and his Twisted Vegas cast arrive Wedne
‘Twisted Vegas’ vs. ‘Spoofical’ is family fun vs. ‘Family Guy’
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
If “Twisted Vegas” is beguiling, “Spoofical” is just brutal. That’s how that show feels even in rehearsals, and by David Saxe’s description. ...
‘Spoofical’ finds David Saxe shredding Strip icons
‘Spoofical’ finds David Saxe shredding Strip icons
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Kats Report:
No one is spared in Spoofical. Magicians. Dance troupes. Casino moguls. Superstar headliners. Smut-pamphlet passers on the Strip.
Sanders and Trump court masses who long to escape status quo
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
other voices:
Whoever wins the presidential nominations, one thing is already clear: Traditional politics and politicians have failed.
Picking between Sanders and Clinton? Here’s a primer
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
other voices:
The Democratic presidential race hasn’t been getting as much attention as the Republican side. This is for the same reason that professional wrestling gets more viewers than “Book TV.” There’s something compelling about a lot of grunting and body slams.
Zigzagging path led us to political crossroads
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
other voices:
Politics sometimes moves with lightning speed and in a clear direction. The rise of the New Deal coalition in the midst of the Great Depression is an example of how swiftly things can change.
Security isn’t enough to stop Israeli-Palestinian violence
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
other voices:
In Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, 2016 has begun much as 2015 ended — with unacceptable levels of violence and a polarized public discourse. That polarization showed itself in the halls of the United Nations recently when I pointed out a simple truth: History proves that people will always resist occupation.
Photo: Rock of Ages at the Venetian star Mark Shunock has
Rocking in Rio with ‘Ages’ changes; L.V. Phil takes on pink hue
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
One performer who will not rock in Rio for long is Mark Shunock, the magnanimous actor who portrays Lonny who has announced on his Facebook page that he is leaving ...
More federal resources needed to fight drought in the West
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Guest Column:
The annual Colorado College Conservation in the West Poll results released in January, surveying attitudes of voters in seven Western states on conservation, environment and energy issues, shows just how much Westerners, most particularly Western Hispanics, are concerned about …
Photo: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is chase
Monday By the Numbers: A statistical summary of Super Bowl 50
Monday, February 1, 2016
This week, Monday By the Numbers focuses on Super Bowl 50, where we finally drop the Roman numerals and ask the question, “In how many Super Bowls did Roman Gabriel of the Rams play?” ...

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