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Is democracy unraveling?
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The world’s democracies, perhaps especially our own, face a peculiar set of contradictions that are undermining faith in public endeavor and unraveling …
State chiefs urge Congress to act on critical law in American education
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The cornerstone federal law in American education, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, expired eight years ago. For nearly a decade, we have waited for Congress to act and …
The talented Mr. Marco Rubio
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Political audiences always like patriotic rhetoric, but as several reporters have noticed, this year’s Republican audiences have a special hunger for it. The phrase “American exceptionalism” has become a rallying cry. There is a common feeling …
Shooting cop videos? Be nice
Monday, April 27, 2015
other voices:
What if you happened to record video on your smartphone of a police officer as he shot an unarmed suspect in the back? What would you do with it?
When bootleggers and Baptists converge
Monday, April 27, 2015
other voices:
Smoking, said King James I in 1604, is “loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs.” Three years later he planted a colony in Jamestown. Its tobacco enhanced the royal treasury until Virginia produced a bumper crop of revolutionaries, including tobacco farmer George Washington.
The Gingrich-Adams lesson
Monday, April 27, 2015
other voices:
Let us now praise Newt Gingrich. Yes, Newt Gingrich.
Photo: George Strait and Miranda Lambert perform during t
ACM Awards returns in 2016; MGM Resorts Festival Grounds to join party
Sunday, April 26, 2015
After spending its 50th anniversary in spacious AT&T Stadium, the Academy of Country Music Awards is back in Las Vegas for 2016, and three country stars are already booked.
Conservative support for gay marriage growing
Sunday, April 26, 2015
other voices:
This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on gay marriage cases in four states, including Tennessee, where Val Tanco and Sophy Jesty are hoping their New York marriage soon will be recognized.
Ruining America, one ‘news’ story at a time
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Where I Stand:
Our American democracy is being poisoned. And just like my friend Pogo used to say, the person responsible for that poison is us. We are killing the greatest system of governance on the planet. We are the enemy.
If Hillary really wants to hear us, let’s make some noise
Sunday, April 26, 2015
other voices:
Finally, thanks to Hillary Clinton, we “average” and “ordinary” Americans are getting our day in the sun.
Photo: The statue of Elvis Presley at Westgate Las Vegas
Was number of Elvis’ consecutive sold-out shows in Las Vegas 636 or 837?
Sunday, April 26, 2015
The number has grown into the rock ’n’ roll equivalent of Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak: 837 consecutive sold-out shows performed by Elvis Presley at the International and Las Vegas Hilton from July 1969 through December 1976. But Graceland’s chief archivist, Angie Marchese, dove back into the family’s files and counted every performance in the showroom. She arrived at 636.
Photo: Some of the Elvis Presley memorabilia now hanging
Elvis revival isn’t the only comeback special at Westgate Las Vegas
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Not so long ago, the only evidence Elvis Presley was at the hotel where he famously headlined was a bronze statue at the entrance and tribute show in Shimmer Cabaret.
Photo: Lisa Marie Presley speaks to the media, joined by
Lisa Marie Presley on return to Las Vegas: ‘This was like a second home’
Saturday, April 25, 2015
As Graceland was turned into an international tourist destination celebrating Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley all but forgot about the hotel where her father performed 636 consecutive sold-out shows during her childhood.
The giant rats that save lives
Saturday, April 25, 2015
other voices:
I’m walking in a minefield here in rural Angola, tailing a monster rat.
Peering through the haze of teen cigarette usage to see the benefits
Saturday, April 25, 2015
other voices:
They sure know how to bury the lead at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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