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September 2, 2015

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Trump’s big-government plans for deportation a risk for his party
Thursday, August 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of millions of human beings. To will an end is to will the means for the end, so the Republican clamors are also for the requisite expansion of government’s size and coercive powers.
Politicians in denial about financial perils
Thursday, August 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
What caused Friday’s stock plunge? What does it mean for the future? Nobody knows, and not much.
Bezos’ immunity to scorn infects Amazon
Thursday, August 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
The best thing about Jeff Bezos, the founder, chairman, president and chief executive of Amazon, is that he doesn’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks. The worst thing about Jeff Bezos is that he doesn’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks.
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Tats and … more tats on display as Lou Lou D’vil joins Melody Sweets’ ‘Coney Island’ show
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
In some circles, and in many tents, you can never have enough tattoos. Lou Lou D’vil will illustrate that point Friday night. The 2013 Miss Exotic World is a featured performer in Melody Sweets’ “Coney Island! Burlesque at the Beach!” ...
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Garrett’s ‘basement’ comedy club keeps drawing—especially when he’s onstage
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Kats Report:
Garrett's philanthropic organization, the Maximum Hope Foundation, hosts a celebrity poker tournament on September 19 at MGM Grand.
Watts riot coverage opened doors for black reporters
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Other Voices:
Fifty years have passed since the Watts riots, a disaster that brought death, destruction and an unexpected, although long overdue, boost to the value of racial diversity in newsrooms.
Don’t buy ‘voter fraud’ excuse; it’s about excluding minorities
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Other Voices:
Many find politics frustrating because problems that seemed to be solved in one generation crop up again years or decades later. The good thing about democracy is that there are no permanent defeats. The hard part is that some victories have to be won over and over.
Empowering teachers could help retain staff, raise student achievement
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Every year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17 percent of them will leave the profession. Teacher attrition is especially high in poor, urban schools, where on average about a fifth of the faculty leaves annually — that’s roughly 50 percent higher than the rate in more affluent schools.
Candidates try to out-Trump Trump, to pathetic results
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
It has dawned on the Republican presidential field that Donald Trump’s inevitable self-destruction might be, gulp, evitable. Waiting for the unlikely front-runner to beat himself is starting to look like a plan, as Trump might put it, for total losers.
Seeking new venue, ‘Baz’ is leaving Light on Sunday
Seeking new venue, ‘Baz’ is leaving Light on Sunday
Monday, August 24, 2015
The immediate message from the show’s producers is that it will resurface in Las Vegas and the move is because the show is seeking a more hospitable venue. The show is a partnership of Cirque du Soleil’s theatrical division and ...
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Challenge for Mat Franco is to really ‘reinvent’
Monday, August 24, 2015
The most recent champion of “America’s Got Talent,” the 27-year-old Mat Franco celebrated his grand opening Friday night at the Linq Hotel. The room was packed with ...
Photo: Jerry Lewis poses for a portrait in his Las Vegas
Jerry Lewis is ‘Dead Serious,’ and, yes, it’s a comedy
Monday, August 24, 2015
Jerry Lewis touches on myriad topics, including his upcoming film role, another tour of his stage show, his ongoing dreams of his famous friends, and even a brush of his never-released …
Photo: The Judds  mother Naomi Judd and daughter Wynonna
Monday By the Numbers: The Judds are set for nine shows at the Venetian
Monday, August 24, 2015
The Judds are the Strip’s latest country superstar duo to hit the onetime home of the Phantom. Announced today, mother Naomi Judd and daughter Wynonna Judd are performing a series of shows at Venetian Theater beginning ...
To win angry voters, Clinton must address reform
Monday, August 24, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
While Donald Trump has kept the political world transfixed, Hillary Clinton has spent her summer methodically rolling out a long list of policy proposals. They add up to a platform you might call “soft populism.” It’s not the insurrectionist socialism of Bernie Sanders, but still progressive enough to keep most Democratic primary voters on her side.
This fall, UNLV will continue to expand its reach
This fall, UNLV will continue to expand its reach
Monday, August 24, 2015
Where I Stand:
As we begin the fall semester today, I am emboldened by the hard work of the UNLV team this summer and am proud of our students, faculty and staff. We continue to make progress on ...

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