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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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Iran deal alternatives show it’s the best plan
Sunday, July 26, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Ambassador Ryan Crocker is no shill for this president or any president. Having served as ambassador to Iraq under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the retired diplomat faults the former for plunging us into the Iraq War and the latter for pulling troops out too soon.
Americans With Disabilities Act is worth celebrating and greatly expanding
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Other Voices:
July 26, 1990, was a life-changing day for people like me. Twenty-five years ago, the Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law.
Photo: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said recently he woul
Vegas needs its own pro sports team, not someone else’s
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Just this month, talk bubbled out of Milwaukee that the Bucks might be willing to move to the under-construction Las Vegas Arena if the Wisconsin Senate could not approve funding for a new arena. Once more, the specter of Las Vegas as a home for a pro team clouded the reality of a franchise’s relationship with its home city ...
Blinded by love, Europe ignored euro’s many red flags
Sunday, July 26, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
There’s a lull in the news from Europe, but the underlying situation is as terrible as ever. Greece is experiencing a slump worse than the Great Depression, and nothing happening now offers hope of recovery. Spain has been hailed as a success story because its economy is finally growing — but it still has 22 percent unemployment. And there is an arc of stagnation across the continent’s top: Finland is experiencing a depression comparable to that in southern Europe, and Denmark and the Netherlands are also doing badly.
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.
Obama rebounding in lame-duck period
Saturday, July 25, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
In the midst of Iran mania, the president got tossed a question about Bill Cosby. Would he revoke the Presidential Medal of Freedom given to a comedian who has been accused of subverting the free will of dozens of women, and counting?
Black man’s rage legitimate, but American dream isn’t lie
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Other Voices:
Dear Ta-Nehisi Coates, The past year has been an education for white people. There has been a depth, power and richness to the African-American conversation about Ferguson, Baltimore, Charleston and the other killings that has been humbling and instructive.
Gateses have singular mission, different ideas for foundation’s work
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Other Voices:
What do Bill and Melinda Gates argue about? Not whose turn it is to wash the dishes or take out the garbage, it seems, but headier stuff. The prospects for eradicating polio. The utility of empowering women. The best ways to save lives.
Reform may be coming for ‘new Jim Crow’ laws
Saturday, July 25, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
As President Barack Obama talked to reporters after becoming the first American president to visit a federal prison, his thoughts appeared to flash back to “the Choom Gang.”
Photo: Shecky Greene, Mr. Lounge in the 1970s.
Fountains incident recalls night at Caesars Palace starring Shecky Greene
Friday, July 24, 2015
In a slice of Strip lore that might be lost to time for many visitors to Las Vegas, the greatest fountain crashing ever was the 1968 drive into the Caesars Palace fountains by venerable comedian Shecky Greene ...

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