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May 29, 2015

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  • Cubans wait to witness scope of American influence
    May 29, 2015
    If you want to see the face of the new Cuba, talk to Niuris Higuiera, co-owner and chef of Havana’s Paladar Atelier (paladar is the name Cubans use for privately owned restaurants).
  • Some who rape don’t realize they’re rapists
    May 29, 2015
    Brian Banks was one of America’s best high school football players when, in 2002, at age 16, he was accused of rape.
  • Taxpayers will shoulder the financial burden of defunct schools’ students
    May 29, 2015
    A push is on among consumer groups to have the U.S. Department of Education cancel the federal student debt incurred by students at Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit chain that just went belly-up.
  • It’s time to hold police accountable
    May 29, 2015
    Enough is enough! It’s time to establish and improve conspicuous eccentricity of police officers in the United States through a citizen oversight committee that will mandate the highest ethical standards in police organizations that oversee law enforcement.
  • Virginia senator’s goal: No more illegitimate wars
    May 29, 2015
    The Revolutionary War and Civil War ended in Virginia, which was involved, by the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, in the beginning of today’s war with radical Islam. Now a Virginia senator is determined that today’s war shall not continue indefinitely without the legitimacy conferred by congressional involvement congruent with the Constitution’s text and history.
  • Remember heroism of WWII veterans
    May 29, 2015
    My wife and I care for her brother in our home. He is 92 and a World War II veteran who was at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, landed at Normandy on June 9 and fought in Europe.
  • Blacks ‘fixing’ selves isn’t answer to police brutality
    May 28, 2015
    Maybe some people didn’t understand the question.
  • Conservative ideals are behind the push to end the death penalty
    May 28, 2015
    Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away.
  • Proper tools offer a path out of poverty
    May 28, 2015
    An awkward truth for bleeding hearts like myself is that there has never been much rigorous evidence that outside aid can sustainably lift people out of poverty.
  • Here in Las Vegas, we honor history; only finest explosives will do
    May 28, 2015
    Dada artist Marcel Duchamp put a urinal on a gallery wall and it was art. In a piece he called “L.H.O.O.Q.,” a French pun on the phrase “She has a hot behind,” Duchamp drew a mustache and goatee on a picture postcard version of the Mona Lisa — and dadadadadada.
  • Let’s focus not on nicotine delivery, but the drug itself
    May 28, 2015
    “We need a national debate on nicotine,” Mitch Zeller said.
  • Iraqis wonder about ISIS fight: ‘Where is America?’
    May 28, 2015
    Obama administration critics often charge that the president has no strategy in the war against the Islamic State, but that’s not true.
  • Allowing 10 candidates in debates won’t shield Fox News from anger
    May 28, 2015
    Time flies when you’re having fun. Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and then, the next thing you know, it will be Aug. 6, the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and the date of the first Republican presidential debate.
  • Underfunded ATF must survive
    May 28, 2015
    Here we go again. Rather than fund the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, let’s tear it up and hand it over to the FBI. The cost of that, of course, would be four to six times what just giving the maligned agency the kind of support it needs to carry out its statutory authority would amount to.
  • Desalination could have averted crisis
    May 28, 2015
    The old axiom “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” could have been a better title for Brian Greenspun’s column “How about some power to the people?” (Las Vegas Sun, May 17).
  • Societal parenting does children no favors
    May 28, 2015
    I couldn’t agree more with George Will’s column “In childhood, risk is inherent — and many are stuck in it” (Las Vegas Sun, May 18), wherein he reflects upon and laments the state of contemporary child-rearing and the bureaucratic interference when Maryland children, who were walking home from school by themselves with their parents’ permission, were whisked off the street by police and turned over to Child Protective Services for their safety.
  • Don’t let Buffett kill solar progress
    May 28, 2015
    Regarding solar, Brian Greenspun said in the column “How about some power to the people?” (Las Vegas Sun, May 17), “I know the answer. It is money.”
  • Jeb Bush’s mistake mirrors his father’s
    May 28, 2015
    Ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has backtracked on his Iraq remarks made May 10 in an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. Bush said he would have authorized the 2003 invasion of Iraq, as his brother and then-President George W. Bush did.
  • A restaurant revamp at El Cortez marks Downtown’s continuing evolution
    A restaurant revamp at El Cortez marks Downtown’s continuing evolution
    May 27, 2015
    Whenever Downtown started getting cool again is when the El Cortez started strategizing.
  • Will the UFO Hotel become a reality in Baker, California? Only time—and funds raised on Kickstarter—will tell.
    A spaceship with room service? A UFO Hotel in Baker could become reality with your help
    May 27, 2015
    Turndown service could use a little Abducted Cow jerky.
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