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July 23, 2014

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Where’s the oval avatar?
Sunday, July 20, 2014
other voices:
The White House likes to use a phrase of tingling adventure to describe the president’s recent penchant for wandering the country talking to people: “The bear is loose.”
Agree to disagree like sane people
Sunday, July 20, 2014
other voices:
Have you ever wondered what makes other people hold the ridiculous political opinions they do?
Think twice before that tweet
Saturday, July 19, 2014
other voices:
In 2010, Dan Gilbert excoriated basketball player LeBron James decision to sign with the Miami Heat, calling it “cowardly,” “narcissistic,” and a “shameful display of selfishness and betrayal.” Gilbert was not merely an aggrieved fan, however. He was the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team James was leaving.
Leading through great loss
Saturday, July 19, 2014
other voices:
In the carnage of Gaza and the Middle East, the most unlikely people have stepped forward from their grief to offer moral leadership.
‘The buck stops with me’
Saturday, July 19, 2014
other voices:
In trying to lay the blame for the border crisis on the White House’s doorstep, House Speaker John Boehner exploded at a news conference on Thursday, saying of the president: “He’s been president for 5 1/2 years! When is he going to take responsibility for something?”
GOP border stance is trouble for ’16
Friday, July 18, 2014
other voices: Republicans are going to need Hispanic support at the polls
Republicans are once again criticizing the Obama administration’s handling of immigration. Despite a lot of talk, the GOP has done nothing to improve its dire political standing with Hispanics.
A second chance for young offenders
Friday, July 18, 2014
Heard Elsewhere:
America’s experiment with harsh punishment for nonviolent offenders has proved to be self-defeating. Rather than lessening crime, these policies promote recidivism when nonviolent offenders are unable to find employment, fall into poverty and return to crime.
Obama’s foreign policy echoes that of Nixon
Friday, July 18, 2014
other voices:
Don’t like President Barack Obama’s foreign policy? Blame President Richard Nixon. Just don’t hold your breath waiting for the former to acknowledge the influence of the latter, even as we approach the 40th anniversary next month of Nixon’s resignation.
Photo: Lead vocalist Rockie Brown performs with The Rocki
Rockie Brown, Sand Dollar and Tuscany forge an unplanned symmetry
Friday, July 18, 2014
As we say, all roads lead through Tuscany Suites. Unless they all lead through the old Sand Dollar, which over the years also has been called Bikini Bar, Bar 702 and is now once more known as the Sand Dollar. ...
Companies take benefits, flee taxes
Friday, July 18, 2014
Heard Elsewhere:
The U.S. Supreme Court keeps telling us that corporations are people, but some of these “people” have a curious sense of patriotism.
Free to be … Not you, just me
Friday, July 18, 2014
other voices:
What if we were just free?
Photo: Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf on the red carpet for
Andre Agassi takes center court at Governor’s Mansion
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Sometimes the nuttiest ideas also are the most inspired. Turning a common pair of tube socks, something you’d buy in a three-to-a-pack plastic bag at Target, into pure genius in a Strip production show is such an example ...
Bloomberg injects money, influence into firearms debate
Thursday, July 17, 2014
other voices:
It may be a longer, hotter summer for the gun freaks than they have had in some time, mainly the National Rifle Association, which approaches every election with a strategy to oppose everything and dole out money only to candidates who pledge allegiance to the industry’s policy of no firearms restrictions, period.
Roberts court turns further right
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Heard Elsewhere:
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s polemic against the court’s conservative majority decision in the Wheaton College case is as much a cry of frustration as it is a dissent.
Bordering on heartless
Thursday, July 17, 2014
other voices: Difficult problem has brought out a nasty side
Glenn Beck says he has come under fierce attack from some of his fellow conservatives for a grave transgression.

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