| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON State lawmakers who dream of dollar signs from legalized online gambling might want to pause for a moment to consider Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey.
Last year, the three states became the first in the country to legalize Internet gaming. But...
| Jun 22, 2014
If I could choose any past or present movie star as the spokesman for Florida's medical marijuana amendment, it would be W.C. Fields. Fields, a star in the black-and-white days, played comic characters who drank copious amounts of alcohol but strictly, he...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Pennsylvania is facing a "growing" $532.5 million budget deficit, The Morning Call reported on Wednesday, and some politicians and some casino moguls see Internet gambling as a way to "help plug" it.
A legislative study, it was reported, said revenue...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday he doesn’t know why one of his biggest supporters is also pumping money into the campaign to defeat the medical marijuana effort on the November election ballot.
New campaign reports show the billionaire casino...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Well this is rich.
A man who is trying to bring one seedy industry to Florida just gave $2.5 million to keep another out.
Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., is the largest contributor (by far) to a group called Drug Free Florida,...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown said Thursday he is joining a coalition funded by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson that is fighting proposals to legalize Internet gambling in California. Brown previously was working in favor of Internet poker...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Suddenly, the curtain of privacy dropped away, and there was billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the planet's most reclusive business magnates, taking a decidedly public stand on an issue he calls close to his heart: Internet gaming.
He calls it...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Perhaps the most dynamic part of the race for an entertainment-heavy California congressional district is the cast of competitors: They include a spiritual teacher and author, a radio talk host, an Iraqi war veteran and criminal gang prosecutor, a...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
On a recent afternoon, Diana Blau, 22, was relaxing on the beach after bathing in the salty waters of the Dead Sea.
Blau's mother is Jewish and her father Greek Orthodox. She has never strongly identified with Jewish culture or religion, she said, in...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:31 PM
On a recent afternoon, in her airy office above downtown, Mayor Carolyn Goodman delivered an ode to Las Vegas: its weather, parks, dining, shopping, arts scene, airport, medical facilities.
Sin, she added almost as an aside, can be found anywhere in the...
| Apr 23, 2014
Re "Money won't buy you votes," Opinion, April 20
Law professor Peter H. Schuck makes the ridiculous suggestion that because the amount of money spent in the 2012 election was considerably less than what Americans spent on cosmetic surgery in 2011, we...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Donald Sterling controversy had much of the right wing vibrating this weekend with the revelation that the purported arch-racist Sterling was (gasp!) a Democrat. This shed little light on the Sterling affair, other than to underscore the ancient...