• Opinion: Quantifying the American dream

    Opinion: Quantifying the American dream

    By David Leonhardt, New York Times The phrase “American dream” was invented during the Great Depression. It comes from a popular 1931 book by the historian James Truslow Adams, who defined it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone.” In the decades that followed, […]

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  • Opinion: Backroom CalPERS deals

    Opinion: Backroom CalPERS deals

    By Daniel Borenstein, Bay Area Media Group Politics trumped prudent fiscal management when CalPERS, labor and Brown administration officials held a closed-door confab last month to set the pension system’s key investment return rate. The rate, which should be based on professional market forecasts, is the most critical determinant of how much state and local […]

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  • Opinion: Calif. wages not the problem; cost of housing is

    Opinion: Calif. wages not the problem; cost of housing is

    By Kerry Cavanaugh, Los Angeles Times   California’s new minimum wage increase is pushing some businesses out of the state, at least according to one clothing manufacturer, who plans to move his operation to Las Vegas. The state’s base pay increased to $10.50 on Jan. 1. It’s the first in a series of hikes that will […]

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  • Opinion: The coming public pension apocalypse

    Opinion: The coming public pension apocalypse

    By Ed Ring, California Policy Center When the next market downturn hits, every public employee pension fund in the United States will face severe challenges. Because public employee pension funds are not subject to the same rules that private pension funds have to adhere to – namely, the restrictions on risky investments as specified in […]

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  • Letter: Restaurant gang helps at Bread & Broth

    Letter: Restaurant gang helps at Bread & Broth

    To the community, Base Camp Pizza, just one of many Tahoe Restaurant Group’s establishments, was the host for Bread & Broth’s Monday meal on Jan. 2 at St. Theresa Church Grace Hall.  Their Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsorship is just one of the many ways that Ted Kennedy and members of his restaurant crews […]

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  • Editorial:  Nevada has a chance to set an example

    Editorial: Nevada has a chance to set an example

    Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the Jan. 2, 2017, Las Vegas Sun. The 2016 election created anxiety among many Americans, but Nevadans have reason to be hopeful about state politics as 2017 gets under way. With a moderate Republican governor and Democratic majorities in both chambers of the Legislature, Nevada is poised to stand […]

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  • Opinion: My Pasadena homie, Obama

    Opinion: My Pasadena homie, Obama

    By Joe Mathews I recently learned that, in the second grade, I was part of presidential history. Every morning during the 1980-81 school year, I walked the five blocks between my family’s home in Pasadena and Allendale Elementary School. In the evening, I went back to play Little League at Allendale Park, adjacent to school. […]

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  • Opinion: Calif. overdue for a budget-busting recession

    Opinion: Calif. overdue for a budget-busting recession

    By Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee It’s the economy, stupid. The line, uttered by James Carville as he managed Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 campaign for the White House, still holds true, as this year’s presidential election proved anew. Whatever we may hope for California in 2017, it all begins – or ends – with the state’s […]

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  • Opinion: Year of conquering negative thinking

    Opinion: Year of conquering negative thinking

    By Lesley Alderman, New York Times Here’s a New Year’s challenge for the mind: Make this the year that you quiet all those negative thoughts swirling around your brain. All humans have a tendency to be a bit more like Eeyore than Tigger, to ruminate more on bad experiences than positive ones. It’s an evolutionary […]

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  • Letter: Help at warm room appreciated

    Letter: Help at warm room appreciated

    To the community, Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless would like to thank Champion Floors to Go for their donation of carpet and floor runners to the South Lake Tahoe warm room.  This donation helps keep our guests cozy and comfortable in our facility this winter.  With recent extreme weather patterns in Tahoe, we are proud […]

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