| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As the 2016 Republican hopefuls quietly court donors this year, few have as much attraction as billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who, along with wife Miriam, gave more than $92 million to campaign groups in 2012.
That's why some of the top...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Long before voters begin paying attention to the 2016 presidential contest, the quiet race for the Republican Party's most elite donors was well under way in recent days as potential candidates made a pilgrimage west to court prolific...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Marco Rubio’s star was once so much on the ascendant that a mere two years ago, he had GOP big shots swooning over him as a possible Latino JFK. Unfortunately, the young and inexperienced senator from Little Havana made several blunders, the most...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 12:56 PM
As part of what he apparently considers a comeback tour, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke over the weekend at a meeting in Las Vegas of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Christie’s speech was mostly music to the ears of the audience at the...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
America is not yet an oligarchy, but that's where Charles and David Koch and a few other billionaires are taking us.
American democracy used to depend on political parties that more or less represented most of us. Political scientists of the 1950s and...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:37 PM
No, Paul Ryan isn’t Ebenezer Scrooge. But give him time; he’s young. And he shows such promise.
On Tuesday, Ryan, the Republican tax-hatchet-man from Wisconsin, unveiled a new spending blueprint. Got a catchy title too: “The Path to...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As public interest groups were quick to decry the Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday that removes the aggregate limits on an individual's total contributions to candidates, there is a possible beneficiary to the loosening of the restrictions: Local...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
As chief justice, I have no doubt that John G. Roberts' number one goal is to turn this democracy into a plutocracy. And he's well on his way to doing so.
It didn't start with the Roberts Court, of course. It started with the court's 1976 Buckley v....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man -- Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone -- had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...