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October 22, 2014

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No faith in our government
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
other voices:
I promised myself I wouldn’t do it, but I did: While flying from D.C. to Dallas recently, just after the news came out that an Ebola-infected nurse had been allowed to fly while running a fever, I went back and read the opening pages of Stephen King’s “The Stand.”
Hearing, listening and marriage
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
other voices:
Here’s what I’ve learned in 23 years of marriage: Love isn’t blind, but it can be hard of hearing.
As aggression rises, it’s time to examine policing
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
other voices:
Today, electronic eyes are everywhere, and the once-submerged issue of encounters between police and black men is coming into public view. It’s creating increasing tensions between blacks — regardless of their income and professional status — and police who have muscled up to fight everything from seat-belt violations to terrorism.
Photo: Jeanette Salaiz, left, and Tracy Clark listen to t
Rock strikes 12 at Fremont Street with a dozen tribute bands lined up for NYE
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Freddie Mercury would have loved Fremont Street on New Year’s Eve. ...
Photo: Cast members Thelma Thomas and James Williams are
‘Henri’ plays a powerful melody at the Smith Center
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Henri plays the piano, but he is not really a pianist. He used to be. But today he runs his hands across a dining table at an assisted-living facility. ...
No shock and no awe
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
It’s not too soon to state the obvious: At this point, the war against the Islamic State can only be seen as failing.
Should Israel withdraw from West Bank?
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Sixty years ago Algerians revolted against the French who had ruled them for more than 120 years. On Nov. 1, 1954, the National Liberation Front (FLN), the leading Algerian underground, issued a proclamation calling upon the French government to enter negotiations, which eventually would lead to the creation of an independent Algeria.
Failures of competence
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been the most trusted agency in the federal government. The CDC has seen the country through SARS and the swine flu virus. The general perception was not only did it do important, apolitical work, but it was highly competent. And then came Ebola.
Photo: Justin Timberlake performs at the MGM Grand Garden
Justin Timberlake’s ‘20/20 Experience’ winds back to MGM Grand for New Year’s Day
Monday, October 20, 2014
Justin Timberlake’s shows will be directed and recorded by Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for “The Silence of the Lambs” and also directed “Philadelphia” and “Rachel’s Getting Married.” ...
Photo: Production designer Andy Walmsley at the set he de
‘ENTSpeaks’ promises to be more than just a lot of talk; Travis Cloer is lit up over Rise Lantern Festival
Monday, October 20, 2014
Andy Walmsley’s “ENTSpeaks” speaker series is set for 10 p.m. Tuesday at Inspire Theater at Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. In a rarity on that corner, a red-carpet walk is set for 8:30 p.m., and ...
Tackled by the language police
Monday, October 20, 2014
other voices:
Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let’s hope the Federal Communications Commission embraces the formal petition inciting it to deny licenses to broadcasters who use the word “Redskins” when reporting on the Washington Redskins.
When government was good
Monday, October 20, 2014
other voices:
Tom Wolf’s mood is sunny but his words are serious. He’s answering teachers’ questions at an elementary school featured last year in a New York Times story about the costs of overcrowding and underinvestment.
A daughter’s sense of duty
Monday, October 20, 2014
other voices:
When friends heard I was in Michigan to help my elderly, macular-degenerated, moderately demented mother who had fractured her hip and been moved to a rehab facility, they told me not to forget to take care of myself. I’ve given other caregivers the identical advice. But now, after several weeks here, I wonder what it even means. How does it translate into reality?
Problem with delving into politicians’ personal lives
Sunday, October 19, 2014
other voices:
Gary Hart’s downfall in the run-up to the 1988 presidential election marked an important milestone on a journalistic arc that began with Watergate. Where, previously, the media fast track was greased by befriending politicians, now it was enhanced by bringing them down. Ever since, nothing has been out of bounds for media outlets large and small. Consider Kansas.
Three key questions for the GOP
Sunday, October 19, 2014
other voices:
Officially, not a single candidate is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

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