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Quantitative Tightening?

Problems with stimulants include the hangover that follows the high, the compulsion to keep chasing that initial feeling despite all subsequent attempts falling short, and the Charles Atlas self-portrait that others see as the guy getting sand kicked in his face. One pays a price …

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Poker Still Strong, No Thanks to Congress

Las Vegas I had the privilege to speak to the Wednesday Poker Discussion Group in Las Vegas recently about my book Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes on the Pros, which features two main storylines: an examination of how poker changed between the passage …

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Vote of No Confidence Brews Against Theresa May

There is a growing and likely chance that British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence from members of her own party tonight.  Such developments come in the days following the resignations of two cabinet secretaries Boris Johnson (Fmr. Foreign Affairs …

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Incredibles 2: The Heroic Koch Brothers

Incredibles 2 is a blast. It’s more grown-up than its predecessor. Characters struggle with their own challenges, but all of our main characters emerge more lovable and their changes are fully positive. The plot is fun, the villain interesting, and the animation superb. There are …

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Amy Coney Barrett vs. Ruth Bader Ginsburg…

“Frankly,” said Ruth Bader Ginsburg in July 2009, “I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roewas going to be then set …

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If Kim Cheats, Who Tells Trump?

Kudos to President Trump for meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in Singapore, and for negotiating what could be the most important arms-control agreement of our time. And kudos to the president for being the first to acknowledge that everything now depends on whether Kim …

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As Raiders Stadium Rises, Golden Knights Rule Vegas

Las Vegas Some of the initial Raiders fervor has died down. A Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino gift shop that last summer sold more gear for the future NFL team than the city’s current NHL team, the Golden Knights, says that script has flipped — …

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“Ant-Man And The Wasp” A Comedic Respite Amid Infinity War’s Grim Backdrop

Last week I had the chance to watch “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which is the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The sequel to the 2015 “Ant-Man,” which grossed about $519.3 million worldwide, it again stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as …

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Religious Persecution Again Rises Worldwide

Religious persecution is on the rise worldwide. Real persecution, including death and prison for people of faith. American Christians fear that they are glimpsing their future. Activists hostile to religion are using control of cultural institutions, business, and government bureaucracies to punish believers. Still, what …

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What? Me, Liberal? That’s ‘Fake News’

Washington I spent my first 30-plus years in the newspaper business as an editorial writer and later a columnist. Like many readers, I developed views about political reportage in this country, liberal bias, and stupid cable news tricks. Since the Las Vegas Review-Journal gave me my …

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