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April 25, 2014

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Give aging Navy ships to our allies
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a routine procedure that all of the 11 large carriers in service undergo regularly.
Immigration and drug laws can go too far
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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The soldier who fights for his country only to be rewarded with indifference or even outright mistreatment when he returns is a story familiar in fiction and sometimes, unfortunately, in real life as well.
Obamacare news you probably missed
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Did you hear the latest news about Obamacare? Probably not, even though it is important news you need to know so you can make smart decisions that will help you and your family.
Preserving my marriage
Sunday, April 20, 2014
WHERE I STAND:
Communication was key when deciding to try to break into medical marijuana business ...
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How I grew to love the monorail
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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John Katsilometes discovered a great deal for locals, who might have good reason to start riding the rail ...
Faculty’s role in controlling tuition
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Are university faculty members doing their part to control the tuition costs that students are required to pay to pursue university education? Students are the reason for the existence of faculty in our colleges and universities. It is common knowledge that the tuition costs are steadily climbing at a higher clip than the rate of inflation.
A wit for all seasons
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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I don’t remember much about being on Stephen Colbert’s show. It all passed in a blur of fear.
A lesson from a Fort Hood victim
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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When President Barack Obama and the first lady made a return visit to Fort Hood last week, they paused in front of the kind of memorials we have become accustomed to seeing since the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Guy Fieri opens Strip restaurant in hair-raising fashion
Guy Fieri opens Strip restaurant in hair-raising fashion
Friday, April 18, 2014
Guy Fieri is playing the Strip, and this is all too appropriate. The UNLV graduate (he has a degree in hospitality management) is a spicy figure, to put it mildly. Adorned with a lot of good ink up and down his arms, his ...
Our soldiers don’t deserve to return to this
Friday, April 18, 2014
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The only reason he is alive, Mike Yurchison says, is his girlfriend, Leigh Anna Landsberger. She sits with him through endless waits at Veterans Affairs, whispering that he’s smarter than she is even if his brain is damaged. She helps him through his seizures, and she nags him to overcome drug addiction.
Women’s unequal lot in life
Friday, April 18, 2014
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I dropped in on my sister last week. As usual, I was amazed. I work a single job; she works three or four. There’s her paid one at an executive search firm, finding and screening candidates for corner offices in the retail industry. Then there are the others.
Israelites and a long obedience
Friday, April 18, 2014
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Monday night was the start of Passover, the period when Jews celebrate the liberation of the Israelites from slavery into freedom.
Has GM pulled a Pinto?
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In the late 1960s, a charismatic vice president at Ford Motor Co. decided to bring out a low-priced car that could be produced for little money while bringing in huge profits. The executive’s name was Lee Iacocca, and the Ford Pinto he championed became one of the most infamous models in U.S. automotive history. Why? Because to save money, Ford released a car that could explode in even low-speed rear-end collisions.
Go ahead, Vladimir, make my day
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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So the latest news is that President Vladimir Putin of Russia has threatened to turn off gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev doesn’t pay its overdue bill, and, by the way, Ukraine’s pipelines are the transit route for 15 percent of gas consumption for Europe. If I’m actually rooting for Putin to go ahead and shut off the gas, does that make me a bad guy?
The oldest hatred, forever young
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Most of the hate crimes in the United States don’t take the fatal form that the shootings in Kansas over the weekend did, and most aren’t perpetrated by villains as bloated with rage and blinded by conspiracy theories as the person accused in this case, Frazier Glenn Miller. He’s an extreme, not an emblem.

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