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April 19, 2014

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Faculty’s role in controlling tuition
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Are university faculty members doing their part to control the tuition costs that students are required to pay to pursue university education? Students are the reason for the existence of faculty in our colleges and universities. It is common knowledge that the tuition costs are steadily climbing at a higher clip than the rate of inflation.
A wit for all seasons
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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I don’t remember much about being on Stephen Colbert’s show. It all passed in a blur of fear.
A lesson from a Fort Hood victim
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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When President Barack Obama and the first lady made a return visit to Fort Hood last week, they paused in front of the kind of memorials we have become accustomed to seeing since the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Guy Fieri opens Strip restaurant in hair-raising fashion
Guy Fieri opens Strip restaurant in hair-raising fashion
Friday, April 18, 2014
Guy Fieri is playing the Strip, and this is all too appropriate. The UNLV graduate (he has a degree in hospitality management) is a spicy figure, to put it mildly. Adorned with a lot of good ink up and down his arms, his ...
Our soldiers don’t deserve to return to this
Friday, April 18, 2014
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The only reason he is alive, Mike Yurchison says, is his girlfriend, Leigh Anna Landsberger. She sits with him through endless waits at Veterans Affairs, whispering that he’s smarter than she is even if his brain is damaged. She helps him through his seizures, and she nags him to overcome drug addiction.
Women’s unequal lot in life
Friday, April 18, 2014
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I dropped in on my sister last week. As usual, I was amazed. I work a single job; she works three or four. There’s her paid one at an executive search firm, finding and screening candidates for corner offices in the retail industry. Then there are the others.
Israelites and a long obedience
Friday, April 18, 2014
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Monday night was the start of Passover, the period when Jews celebrate the liberation of the Israelites from slavery into freedom.
Has GM pulled a Pinto?
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In the late 1960s, a charismatic vice president at Ford Motor Co. decided to bring out a low-priced car that could be produced for little money while bringing in huge profits. The executive’s name was Lee Iacocca, and the Ford Pinto he championed became one of the most infamous models in U.S. automotive history. Why? Because to save money, Ford released a car that could explode in even low-speed rear-end collisions.
Go ahead, Vladimir, make my day
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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So the latest news is that President Vladimir Putin of Russia has threatened to turn off gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev doesn’t pay its overdue bill, and, by the way, Ukraine’s pipelines are the transit route for 15 percent of gas consumption for Europe. If I’m actually rooting for Putin to go ahead and shut off the gas, does that make me a bad guy?
The oldest hatred, forever young
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Most of the hate crimes in the United States don’t take the fatal form that the shootings in Kansas over the weekend did, and most aren’t perpetrated by villains as bloated with rage and blinded by conspiracy theories as the person accused in this case, Frazier Glenn Miller. He’s an extreme, not an emblem.
CEO pay goes up, up and away!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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At 79, Graef “Bud” Crystal is the grand old man of executive compensation critics. Once a top compensation consultant, he switched sides in the 1980s, becoming a fierce critic of many of the practices he helped institutionalize and analyzing executive pay for other media such as Fortune and, most recently, Bloomberg News. He’s been known to call his second career “atoning for my sins.”
The boundaries of Boston Strong
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The 118th Boston Marathon, next week, will actually be the first of its kind — the first running of the iconic American foot race after two bombers killed three people, injured 263 (many horribly) and shook the nation a year ago.
Diversity and dishonesty
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Earlier this year, a column by a Harvard undergraduate named Sandra Y.L. Korn briefly achieved escape velocity from the Ivy League bubble, thanks to its daring view of how universities should approach academic freedom.
Photo: St. Patrick's Day @ O'Sheas
O’Sheas’ booze sales are intoxicating; Sebastian De-Bachery at Mandalay Bay
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Former Planet Hollywood headliner Holly Madison is opening her burlesque-themed speakeasy 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque on Thursday evening at Mandalay Place, but she’s still holding the remote for a TV project ...
Poverty not just about race
Monday, April 14, 2014
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Why does so much of our talk about race and poverty leave us Americans spinning our wheels? One big reason is etiquette. What is said often matters less than who says it.

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