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Tyranny is our foe

I am re-running this with permission. It’s from my good pal, Evan Wallach. Folks will remember him from his days in Las Vegas with Lionel, Sawyer and Collins. He was the Review-Journal’s outside attorney as well as the kick-ass attorney for the Nevada Press Association.

Wish we were going to war with a Michael Corleone, instead of Fredo

For Las Vegas aficionados who watched the president’s speech tonight on the ISIS terror threat, this line from Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic will resonate: “Michael Corleone’s fatalistic insight about the mafia also holds true for presidents in the Middle East: ‘Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in.’

Well done, Marshall

My friend Dr. Marshall Darnell, who helped educate a generation of Clark County students, died last Thursday. His abbreviate obituary appeared in today’s Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Obama over-thought Foley rescue

Before too much time goes by and world events allow the beheading of American journalist James Foley to slip into yesterday’s news, it’s important to underline what Pentagon sources are saying about the botched rescue attempt.

We need a bigger president

If world events become yardsticks for greatness in leaders — big Abraham Lincoln sought to end slavery while little Stephen A. Douglas sought to accommodate it — then the rapid rise of worldwide Islamic terrorism leaves little doubt as to the Lilliputian stature of Barack Obama.

When government ‘protects’ you …

If you let the federal government act on your behalf — feed and clothe you, give you a place to live — sooner or later some yahoo from the “Bureau Of Weknowbest” will show up at your doorstep with a pair of nut-cutters.