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November 26, 2015

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Opinion Stories

  • Helping Syrian refugees fits within United States’ principles
    Nov. 24, 2015
    In this fight against the evil ISIS, it is absolutely crucial that we, as Americans, do not lose sight of our nation’s core principles. Those principles are eloquently etched …
  • Activists can create safe spaces if they band together, stick it out
    Nov. 17, 2015
    Last week I heard artist Ebony Patterson talking about the black body as a “site of contention,” and that phrase stuck with me because it seemed to be revelatory in its simplicity, and above all, true. Black bodies are a battlefield: black folks fight to defend them as external forces fight to …
  • Water authority should take action
    Nov. 10, 2015
    I was pleased to read a recent article reporting that water authorities in Southern California had fined Beverly Hills and several other communities for their failures to abide by mandated water allocations. I wish their peers in the Las Vegas Valley had …
  • Christians call for protecting solar
    Nov. 10, 2015
    The Christian Coalition believes America needs to develop its own energy resources for the sake of national security, economic health and the protection of our God-given resources. We need to support homegrown energy that will not run out and that puts …
  • Congress focusing on wrong mistake
    Nov. 10, 2015
    While televised congressional hearings are great theater, most of us instinctively know they will not provide any conclusions. Their primary purpose is diversion, a soothing elixir of …
  • Items from Battle of the Bras, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at Planet Hollywood.
    Personal decisions and sorting through new guidelines for breast cancer screening
    Nov. 4, 2015
    The American Cancer Society says most women should start yearly mammograms at age 45.
  • Bush still struggling to diffrentiate himself
    Nov. 3, 2015
    As much as Poppy Bush scoffs at “the D-word,” as he calls any reference to dynasty, the Bushes do consider themselves an American royal family. They have always pretty much divided the world into Bushes and the help. The patriarch once …
  • Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio could be what Republicans need to shine
    Nov. 3, 2015
    After all the meshugas on the right over the past few years, the Republicans could wind up with two new leaders going into this election: Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan. That’s a pretty excellent outcome for a party that has …
  • State leaders uniting to prepare the next generation of teachers
    Nov. 3, 2015
    The 2015 legislative session was historic. Gov. Brian Sandoval proposed 26 measures to improve our state’s public schools and pushed for money to educate our children and future workforce. By the end of the 120-day session, 25 of the proposed reforms …
  • Carbone at Aria.
    Aria is becoming the elite resort it always promised
    Oct. 28, 2015
    CityCenter isn’t really a thing anymore. It’s all about Aria.
  • Fear of losing free parking: At what price Vegasness?
    Fear of losing free parking: At what price Vegasness?
    Oct. 28, 2015
    The murmurs started early last year, when MGM Resorts revealed that its new 20,000-seat arena would rely on existing properties to accommodate all those cars. But the indignation I’m hearing doesn’t seem as rooted in the potential wallet hit as erosion of the Vegas idea.
  • Lia Chavez’s The Octave of Visible Light: A Meditation Nightclub exhibited at P3Studio in early 2015.
    The Cosmopolitan prepares to shutter its P3Studio interactive art space
    Oct. 28, 2015
    The open-studio artist residency space has provided a valuable exchange of ideas and creativity.
  • Age of Outsiders will prevail if leaders don’t address spiritual, mental problems
    Oct. 27, 2015
    As every schoolchild knows, the gravitational pull of the sun helps hold the planets in their orbits. Gravity from the center lends coherence to the whole solar system. I mention this because that’s how our political and social systems used to work but no longer do. In each sphere of life there used to be …
  • To curb gun problem, turn to mom
    Oct. 20, 2015
    The system is not only broken, but rigged on behalf of a lobby of fanatics who control one political party, forcing it to respond to mass killings with ever more incoherent statements. We should look, instead, to the mothers of America. The politics have to be replaced by …
  • Tell Koch brothers: Nevada isn’t for sale
    Oct. 20, 2015
    Nevadans have always been fiercely independent, but the out-of-state oil and tar sand billionaires Charles and David Koch are trying to buy Nevada’s …
  • Hillary Clinton not the only one bruised by Benghazi committee
    Oct. 20, 2015
    It remains hard to believe that Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other personnel could have been under attack at different facilities in Benghazi, Libya, over a span of 7 1/2 hours without any nearby military bases ready and able to provide air cover. As Sen. John McCain once said …
  • Ted Cruz may lead Republicans’ ugly revolt
    Oct. 20, 2015
    For Republicans (and perhaps for Democrats, too) this is a season of rebellion, as the chaos in the House of Representatives vividly illustrates. A consequential share of the Republican majority there have made it clear they will not …
  • Sam Nazarian is selling his stake in SLS.
    With Sam Nazarian out at SLS, the Strip loses a colorful character
    Oct. 14, 2015
    Before he moved into a Summerlin mansion in 2012, his primary LA residence was a $12 million spot off Mulholland Drive previously owned by Jennifer Lopez.
  • Pay to play? Casinos could consider charging for parking as the Strip gets more crowded.
    Could free parking disappear from the Strip?
    Oct. 7, 2015
    Considering the volume of events that will undoubtedly be planned for the arena and the new theater, and recognizing that these casino garages already fill up fast during big weekends, I’d say it’s more than possible paid parking will become a thing on the Strip.
  • GOP healed nation, Dems are distressing
    Oct. 6, 2015
    Three Democratic social programs are celebrated by the writer of the letter “Democrats represent ‘we the people,’” (Las Vegas Sun, Sept. 16). I want to concentrate on the No. 1 sacred cow …
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