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EDITORIAL: Stadium blame game

The bid to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to downtown Las Vegas is all but dead, which means it’s time for the supporters of a tax-subsidized stadium to start pointing fingers. Mayor Carolyn Goodman and City Councilman Bob Coffin, who want to give tax money to private developers so badly that they tried to block a public vote on the transfer, have found their scapegoat: this newspaper.

EDITORIAL: Obama’s war on West

The domestic energy boom — fossil fuels, not renewables — is largely responsible for the country’s economic growth. As he does with so many issues, President Barack Obama wants it both ways. He takes credit for increased energy production on private lands — the administration couldn’t tout recovery otherwise — yet he does all he can to close off exploration on public lands that hold massive amounts of oil and natural gas.

EDITORIAL: President going after middle-class money

Drilling “the rich” with ever-higher taxes is problematic because there aren’t nearly enough wealthy people to pay for everything government wants. President Barack Obama finally has figured this out. But instead of reining in government, he tried to go where the big money is: the middle class.