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September 17, 2014

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Europe needs to provide for its own defense
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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In response to the Russian threat, Western leaders at the recent NATO summit reiterated their commitment to defending alliance members in the Baltics and Eastern Europe from aggression. This reaffirmation of NATO’s core promise is essential in the short term. But it requires fundamental reconsideration during the next decade. In the long run, it should be up to Europeans to ensure the integrity of their eastern frontier without a legal guarantee of U.S. assistance.
Obama’s strategy for fighting Islamic State isn’t all about us
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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There are three things in life that you should never do ambivalently: get married, buy a house or go to war. Alas, we’re about to do No. 3. Should we?
NFL stands by its leader
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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In 2006, the year Roger Goodell was named commissioner of the NFL, the Washington Redskins were the most valuable team in football, according to Forbes magazine, with a valuation of $1.4 billion. Washington’s revenue that year was $303 million, with profits of more than $108 million. In second place came the New England Patriots, valued by Forbes at $1.18 billion, followed by the Dallas Cowboys at $1.17 billion.
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Keith Evans, the city’s lion king, still working to keep his habitat alive
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
It was in July 1999 when I met Keith Evans and a few of the big cats he had just led into the then-new MGM Grand Lion Habitat. The attraction was about a week old then, a $9 million operation just off the casino floor. ...
American horror story
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Like the smattering of other Americans who still pay close attention to the wearying spectacle of our country’s politics, I worry about what will happen on Nov. 4, the day of the midterm elections.
President and Congress share onus of confronting Islamic State
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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For most of the summer, Republicans had it easy when it came to the Islamic State. All they had to do was complain that President Barack Obama wasn’t tough enough, accuse him of lacking strategic vision and demand he do more.
Critique from an Obama fan
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Other Voices:
I’m probably one of the few Americans left with some sympathy for President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, and even I have to admit his Syria policy has been a mess.
Big business should thank Obama
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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It was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, had hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time.
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It’s a cabaret doubleheader this week as ‘Cast Party,’ Composers Showcase give Cabaret Jazz a workout
Monday, September 15, 2014
In the vicinity of these two showmen, no open mic is safe. We talk of the esteemed Jim Caruso and the similarly esteemed Keith Thompson, both of whom are bringing showcase performances to Cabaret Jazz this week. ...
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Tiesto wades into new production with Bellagio Fountains show
Monday, September 15, 2014
On Wednesday, a customized medley of three songs from “A Town Called Paradise,” the new release by Tiesto, will be unveiled along with a new choreographed water show on the Strip in front of Bellagio. ...
How we’ll cultivate leaders in education
Monday, September 15, 2014
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When we see schools that ensure every child in the building, regardless of race or socioeconomic background, has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, we see great school leadership present.
I hope Rice never plays in NFL again
Monday, September 15, 2014
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There are few scenes more disturbing than seeing a man viciously strike a woman.
Obama: A man with a plan
Monday, September 15, 2014
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It’s a tough time to be a concerned citizen. The truth of the matter is, the job has always been messy. But it’s way worse when the focus is on international affairs.
Out of the depths of the Great Recession — a new, more resilient Nevada emerges
Sunday, September 14, 2014
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What a difference four years makes. In Fall 2010, Brookings Mountain West began program planning for a statewide gathering to discuss the broken Nevada economy. In January 2011, UNLV hosted an event—Nevada 2.0—in coordination with Brookings Mountain West, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Secretary of State, and newly elected Governor Sandoval’s economic development advisors. Nevada was the state most damaged by the Great Recession. The state’s GDP stood well below its 2007 high and there appeared no immediate path to restore prosperity. But the Great Recession also provided Nevada a chance to rethink its entire approach to ...
America’s history of protesting the most recent immigrants
Sunday, September 14, 2014
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We like to say the United States is a nation of immigrants from everywhere who get along together, a melting pot that works. It’s partly hard-won truth, partly comforting national myth. (The riots in Ferguson, Mo., underscore the myth.)

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