Reid, McCain Join Forces to Show Support for ‘Fighter’ Study

The Wall Street Journal: Reid, McCain Join Forces to Show Support for ‘Fighter’ Study Gautham Nagesh February 4, 2014 As rare as it is for Republicans and Democrats to agree on anything these days, it’s still less shocking than the sight of Sens. Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and John McCain (R., Ariz.) along with all the biggest names in combat sports teaming up. The senators appeared at a press conference Tuesday at the Capitol with the heads of Golden Boy Promotions Inc., Top Rank Inc., Spike TV’s “Bellator MMA” and Zuffa LLC’s The Ultimate Fighting Championship, and some fighters, to announce their support for the Cleveland Clinic’s ongoing landmark study of brain trauma in fighters. The issue is an old one for boxing, which… Read more »

Harry Reid: Redskins should change name

Excerpt from The Hill: In an interview with The Hill, Reid said, “I think [Washington Redskins owner Dan] Snyder is so shortsighted on this.” He added, “We live in a society where you can’t denigrate a race of people. And that’s what that is. I mean, you can’t have the Washington Blackskins. I think it’s so shortsighted.” Read the full article here and a follow-up article from the Las Vegas Review-Journal here.

Las Vegas Weekly Features 17-Year-Old Reid

Las Vegas Weekly: The Forum that foreshadows: Notable alumni from the Sun Youth Forum Mark Adams November 13th, 2013 More than 1,000 high school students from across the Valley gathered at the Las Vegas Convention Center today to share their opinions at the Sun Youth Forum, an annual day of discussion presented by the Weekly’s sister paper, the Las Vegas Sun. Each year participants are divided into themed discussion groups (topics include “law and crime,” “around the world” and “teen topics”) led by influential locals who serve as moderators. This year’s crop includes political journalist Jon Ralston, Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and Clark County Commissioners Mary Beth Scow and Susan Brager. Of course, it’s not just the… Read more »