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June 2, 2015

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Bill would give rich, thin-skinned litigants in public eye a bully pulpit
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
If a famous singer at a Strip showroom, trying to stifle unflattering press, sued a critic for libel over an unwitting factual error in a review, Nevada law would let the writer get rid of the suit before legal bills soared.
Photo: Fans pack the Circuit Grounds stage as Calvin Harr
Monday by the Numbers: EDC and its confetti-helicopter dance fest
Monday, May 25, 2015
On this Memorial Day, Monday By the Numbers is focusing on the upcoming Electric Daisy Carnival, which is set for June 19-21 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Center-left should bandage its fractures
Monday, May 25, 2015
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You probably think there is a big struggle over the Democratic Party’s soul and the meaning of progressivism. After all, that’s what the media talk about incessantly, often with a lot of help from the parties involved in the rumble.
Poem aimed at averting war stirs Memorial Day optimism
Monday, May 25, 2015
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You still can find the Harvard Classics in homes across the country. In 51 handsome matching volumes, they set forth what in 1909 constituted the summit of erudition, “a liberal education,” according to Harvard President Charles William Eliot, who oversaw the project, “to any one who would read them with devotion, even if he could spare but 15 minutes a day for reading.”
Fight for peace; otherwise there won’t be anyone to celebrate Memorial Day
Monday, May 25, 2015
Where I Stand:
Every year the nation pauses for one brief day to honor those who have given their lives that this nation might live and go on to greater and more lasting freedom. And each succeeding year brings more gold stars on our flag and more brave dead to memorialize.
Photo: Suzanne Somers Suzanne Sizzles premieres Saturday,
Suzanne Somers’ debut at Westgate is in the nick of time
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Suzanne Somers opened her “Suzanne Sizzles” headlining series Saturday at Westgate Cabaret in Westgate Las Vegas, and she was in fine form. Let’s announce that at the top: Somers is 68 years old, and it does not matter, as she sings and sashays to great aptitude, her legs seeming to belong on a dancer ...
Expectations, payoff high at new charter school
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Where I Stand:
I much prefer SWOT to SWAT. We all know SWAT is the highly trained, highly capable and successful police unit that enters the fray when practically every other option for peaceful resolution has been exhausted. It looks great and exciting on television, but in real life no one really celebrates the fact that it is needed, especially the men and women of SWAT.
Photo: Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, left, tells
Mob stories never get old for Goodman — or audiences
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Up next for Goodman on his mini-tour of Vegas speaking engagements is a discussion about Chagra’s fanciful life as a high-stakes gambler and his highly theatrical legal battles. “Oscar’s Case of the Century: The Life and Crimes of Jimmy Chagra,” which also might be the case of this century, is set for May 28 at the Mob Museum ...
Bush’s White House lied us into the Iraq War
Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Surprise! It turns out there’s something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House. Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago.
Withdrawal is the best of our bad options in Iraq
Sunday, May 24, 2015
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If Iraqis won’t fight for their nation’s survival, why on earth should we?
Legislature kowtows to NV Energy at expense of our children’s future
Sunday, May 24, 2015
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When it comes to energy, the Nevada Legislature wants to live in the past, or at least protect big monopolies. Solar energy has become affordable, with prices falling over 65 percent in the past few years.
‘Wild’ helps call masses to Pacific Crest Trail
Saturday, May 23, 2015
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This is arguably America’s greatest hiking trail, a 2,650-mile serpentine path running through desert and wilderness from the Mexico border to the Canada border. The Pacific Crest Trail meanders through cactus and redwoods, challenging humans with rivers and snowfields, rattlesnakes and bears.
U.S. can learn from its Iraq War mistake
Saturday, May 23, 2015
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If you could go back to 1889 and strangle Adolf Hitler in his crib, would you do it? At one level, the answer is obvious. Of course, you should. If there had been no Hitler, presumably the Nazi Party would have lacked the charismatic leader it needed to rise to power. Presumably, there would have been no World War II, no Holocaust, no millions dead on the Eastern and Western fronts.
What will happen after ISIS falls?
Saturday, May 23, 2015
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It’s easy to adopt a ho-hum attitude about the Middle East at times. To see it as the place where, as comedian Louis C.K. recently said on “Saturday Night Live,” they’ve been having the same fights for hundreds of years, so “it’s boring now.”
Photo: Presenter Celine Dion at the 2015 Billboard Music
Celine reminds: ‘I live here’; Moreno toggles Cabaret Jazz, Kennedy Center; Santana in tune with Isley
Friday, May 22, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is The Beatles Revolution Lounge at the Mirage, an uncommon posting station, but it’s not exceptionally busy right now as it is about eight hours before the club opens.

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