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July 23, 2014

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Mexicans, gringos, dumb guys and politics
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
other voices:
Hey, you know what Dems stands for? Dummies endorsed by minorities. Funny, right? No. Just like it’s not funny to say GOP should stand for “gringos y otros pendejos,” which is what state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, said at the recent Texas Democratic Party convention in Dallas.
To fight trucker fatigue on our roads, focus on economics, not electronics
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Last month, after a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle carrying actor Tracy Morgan and others, national attention focused — briefly — on the serious issue of fatigued truck drivers.
With invective directed at refugees, where is Lady Liberty?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The English language changes. I have no beef with that, generally. But I do have a problem with how the term “haters” has been mangled beyond recognition.
‘Mamma Mia!’ closes in less than three months at Tropicana
‘Mamma Mia!’ closes in less than three months at Tropicana
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The return of “Mamma Mia!” at the Tropicana lasted about six years less than the show’s original run at Mandalay Bay. The show is closing, effective ...
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Lorena Peril’s next Vegas show is ‘Vegas! The Show’
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Lorena Peril has experienced the thrill of performing for tens of thousands of fans in an open-air arena and 10 fans in the cozy confines of Rush Lounge at the Golden Nugget. She knows Las Vegas showrooms, too. ...
Actually understand climate change
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Other Voices:
The column by Frances Beinecke (“Despite misinformation effort, U.S. is targeting climate change,” July 11) recites all the tired myths and cliches of the global warming movement but offers not one iota of evidence. One would have hoped the leader of an organization with an annual budget of more than $100 million would be better informed about an issue as important as climate change.
$300,000 drug won’t be the last
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Other Voices:
Kalydeco is truly a wonder drug. Developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, it is the first drug that attacks not just the symptoms but the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, a genetic lung disease that usually kills victims by the time they reach their 40s.
Peace may never be at hand
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Other Voices:
Israelis and Palestinians may someday make peace. But the assumption should be that it won’t happen soon — perhaps not in our lifetimes.
Will Flight 17 sober us up?
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Other Voices:
Tragedies concentrate the mind. American politics was trundling along on its usual unserious and trivial trajectory when news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine shook the world. Suddenly, the stakes in public life and foreign policy were very high.
Photo: Jeff Leibow, Travis Cloer, Graham Fenton and Deven
Powerhouse stars, acts lining up for Nevada 150th anniversary show at Smith Center
Monday, July 21, 2014
Smith Center President and CEO Myron Martin was around for one of the greatest events ever in Strip entertainment, the USO benefit show from November 2001 titled “Las Vegas Salutes the Spirit of America.” ...
Obamacare fails to fail
Monday, July 21, 2014
other voices:
How many Americans know how health reform is going? For that matter, how many people in the news media are following the positive developments?
You can’t escape the Kochs
Monday, July 21, 2014
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You can’t escape the Koch brothers. They’re everywhere. Underwriting efforts to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. Trying to get rid of aid to education, the Environmental Protection Agency and minimum-wage laws. They’re the brunt of late-night monologues, dramatic TV series and comedy film. They’re even supporting Iowa candidates.
Helping big companies compete
Monday, July 21, 2014
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Last week, Standard & Poor’s issued a short report about Boeing. “Boeing Co. Faces Long-Term Credit Risks If The U.S. Export-Import Bank Isn’t Reauthorized,” read the alarming heading.
Palestinian government must break with Hamas
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Now is the time for President Barack Obama to make that inconvenient call to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and finally deliver the news to him that the United States can no longer support a Palestinian government that includes ministers affiliated with Hamas, the terrorist group now firing hundreds of Iranian missiles at Israel’s major population centers. As one astute Israeli journalist remarked to me last week from a bomb shelter in Jerusalem, this fantasy idea that Abbas sold to the State Department and White House is absolutely dead, even though it has not yet officially been buried.
The Second Amendment’s intention
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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As school shootings erupt with sickening regularity, Americans once again are debating gun laws. Quickly talk turns to the Second Amendment.

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