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Gitmo exists in defiance of legal logic
Thursday, July 30, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, isn’t going to be closed during President Barack Obama’s administration — or beyond — despite the administration’s efforts. That raises a deep question about foreign policy and the rule of law: What if Guantanamo never closes and some of its detainees remain there for the rest of their lives?
Questions surround Sandra Bland’s arrest and apparent suicide
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Other Voices:
I have so many questions about the case in which Sandra Bland was arrested in a small Texas town and died in police custody. These are questions that ought to be easy to answer, questions I suspect many others share. Here are just some of my areas of inquiry.
Food isn’t best tool to halt famine
Thursday, July 30, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
One gauge of the famine looming in South Sudan is that people are simply collapsing from hunger.
Photo: Olivia Newton-John and Donny Osmond at the Flaming
Donny Osmond recovering from throaty concerns; ‘Absinthe’ joins the (night) club
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Even the term sounds uncomfortable: bleeding polyp. It is the vocal condition from which Donny Osmond has been suffering for the past several weeks. At issue is a lesion on his right vocal chord that ...
Basin and Range National Monument deserves bipartisan support
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
As a retired Republican county commissioner who now devotes a great deal of time to wildlife and landscape photography, I travel around the West to capture its great natural beauty.
Trump is calling out GOP establishment for double standards
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
The problems that bother us most are the ones we bring on ourselves. This is why Republicans are so out of sorts with Donald Trump. The party created the rough beast it is now trying to slay.
There will be winners and losers as pay increases
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Once upon a time there was nearly a consensus among economists that raising the minimum wage was a bad idea. The market is really good at setting prices on things, whether it is apples or labor. If you raise the price on a worker, employers will hire fewer and you’ll end up hurting the people you meant to help.
Should Congress defund Planned Parenthood following video revelations?
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Planned Parenthood is back in the news after a pro-life investigative group released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the price to sell organs and other material from aborted fetuses for medical research. Conservative politicians are calling again for the federal government to defund Planned Parenthood; defenders say the videos don’t prove Planned Parenthood broke any federal law.
Suing to make books more expensive is horrible storyline for consumers
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
As Americans set out to the beach this summer with their favorite novels in hand, federal officials are being asked to sue the nation’s largest bookseller, Amazon.com. Why? For not having …
Fear not, GOP: Trump is talking his way out of the race
Monday, July 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
If anything is certain about Donald Trump’s bizarre bid for the Republican presidential nomination, it is the huge favors he does for the Democrats.
Offenders whose youthful impulses led to life sentences deserve hope
Monday, July 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
President Barack Obama’s call for criminal justice reform, especially for young offenders, is a historic breakthrough.
Kasich-Walker pits practical vs. oddly popular
Monday, July 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Republicans won’t win the presidency in 2016 without making inroads in the Midwest. Happily for the GOP, two Midwestern governors are running for their party’s nomination.
Photo: Bassist Geddy Lee of Rush performs for a packed ho
If this is it for Rush, they leave on a high note
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Rush-infused memories are so plentiful and indelible, we don’t always know where to begin or end. On Saturday night, the band took that task themselves, rolling in reverse from finish to start during its “R40 Tour” stop.
North Korea shows why Iran deal doomed to fail
Sunday, July 26, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Is Iran more like North Korea or Libya? That is the question politicians and the public must ask themselves as they consider President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal.
Tesla, Faraday can be electrifying for Nevada‘s future
Tesla, Faraday can be electrifying for Nevada‘s future
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Where I Stand:
Tesla, Faraday. There is a pattern coming together, and it looks like Nevada could be the pot into which the future of electric travel and electric power is melded. We all know about the incredible all-electric car ...

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