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Paging Dr. You
Social media has launched a free-for-all national conversation on our aches and pains. Feel better yet?
February 24th, 2011
Does your toe hurt? If it does, you have a number of options. You might think about taking an aspirin and ignoring it. You might go to the doctor. Or you might decide to enter the words, “Why does my toe hurt?” into the Google box on your personal computer. This question would yield 17,600 hits, one of which presents a forum on the fascinating query, “Why does my toe hurt my chest?” This question, in case you are wondering, generated a touchingly earnest exchange on the gamer website Giant Bomb, culminating with the reasonable advice, “Stop kicking yourself in the chest.” Yes, we truly live in an extraordinary age of democratic access to medical information, one where a motivated hypochondriac can swiftly educate himself on everything from shingles to scurvy. Read more »
All for Our State
This could get ugly. A peek at the 2011 Legislative session, in which everything is on the table, including the table.
February 3rd, 2011
As lawmakers convene on Feb. 7 for their biennial squabble fest, they can take heart that at least things can’t get much worse. They can’t, right? Wait, don’t answer that. The state is an insolvent institution. If Nevada were a corporation, former CEO Jim Gibbons would have been given a huge bonus and sent packing. Read more »
Life After Oscar?
His Vegasness is leaving City Hall, and he’s taking his gin with him. The whole Valley should ask some hard questions of those vying for the throne.
February 17th, 2011
Wander through a park or a coffee shop in Henderson or North Las Vegas and ask voters to name their mayor. You might get a quizzical look or an uncertain reply, but the names Andy Hafen and Shari Buck are not likely to be consistently heard. Instead, a large percentage of people would probably offer one name—Oscar Goodman. Read more »