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Ceremony marks 2 new names to Nevada Law enforcement officer Memorial

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Metro Officer Charleston Hartfield talks with a community member during National Night Out at Molasky Family Park in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011. Hartfield was one of individuals killed when a gunman opened fire at a country music celebration in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.

Friday, Might 4, 2018|11:47 a.m.

CARSON CITY– Gov. Brian Sandoval joined numerous people at the State Capitol marking the addition of two names to the rolls of law enforcement officers who’ve died in Nevada over the years in the line of responsibility.

The Nevada Appeal reports that Thursday’s yearly Nevada Policeman Memorial ceremony kept in mind Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Charleston Hartfield and National Park Service Ranger Thomas “T.K.” Brown.

Hartfield was off-duty participating in the Route 91 Harvest Celebration show on Oct. 1 on the Las Vegas Strip and turned into one of the 58 people eliminated throughout in the most dangerous mass shooting in modern-day U.S. history.

Department authorities state Hartfield passed away carrying out lifesaving actions for others.

Brown died in 1973 in a training workout at Lake Mead.

The memorial now has 132 names.

Kenny Davidsen marks five years at the Tuscany with a blowout musical celebration

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You can catch Kenny Davidsen at the Tuscany, at Do not Inform Mother downtown and throughout Mondays Dark at The Space.

tuscanylv.com.

UNLV Marks 60th Anniversary Week with Campus Birthday Party, State of the University Address

UNLV turns 60 this fall– Sept. 10 to be specific– and a host of activities are planned throughout the term to highlight our university’s abundant history and its incredible change into a premier city research organization.

Next up is 60th Anniversary Week and the neighborhood is welcomed to participate in the student-led birthday event Sept. 12 (with cake) and pay attention to UNLV President Len Jessup’s vision for the future at his yearly State of the University Address Sept. 14.

For a complete list of 60th Anniversary events, check out unlv.edu/60

UNLV 60th Birthday Party

When: Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Pida Plaza, outside the Student Union

Sign up with the student-led Rebel Occasions Board for UNLV’s 60th Birthday Party. During the spirit rally portion of the occasion from 2 p.m. to 2:30, President Jessup and occasion organizers will share remarks and cut the 60th-themed red velvet birthday cake along with members of the UNLV band and pom group.

Arrive early for a piece of birthday cake, grab an image in the photo booth and take part in the afternoon celebration.

President Jessup’s State of the University Address

When: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, 2:30 pm. to 4 p.m.

Where: Judy Bayley Theatre, near Maryland Parkway and Home Grove Opportunity

Media: Interview chances with President Jessup will be available right away following the address.

UNLV President Len Jessup will provide his annual State of the University address to start the new scholastic year on campus and mark UNLV’s 60th anniversary event. Throughout his address, Jessup will highlight campus achievements, provide updates on essential initiatives and activities, and share his vision for the university’s future.

Len Jessup began his tenure as UNLV’s 10th president in January 2015. Since then, the university has actually settled a tactical strategy to sign up with the ranks of the nation’s leading tier public research universities through a commitment to research study, trainee achievement and neighborhood effect. In 2017 the university launched a brand-new UNLV School of Medication, commemorated a record year for fundraising, enhanced both research awards and expenditures, and enhanced its commitment to community engagement.

Ceremony for UNLV medical school'' s inaugural class marks progress

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Christopher DeVargas Trainees from the charter class, 2021, of the UNLV School of Medicine recite the class oath, led by Dr. Johan Bester, throughout the White Coat Event at Artemus Ham Mall, Friday Aug. 25, 2017.

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UNLV School of Medicine’s Charter Class White Coat Event Release slideshow”UNLV School of Medication’s charter class of 60 students got their white physician

coats and took their formal oath, marking their official induction to the medical occupation. Former Sen. Harry Reid, UNLV President Len Jessup and the school’s acting dean,

Shawn Gerstenberger, were on hand Friday at Artemus W. Ham Hall on the UNLV school to mark the occasion. A surprise guest made a look at the ceremony, as the medical school’s dean, Dr. Barbara Atkinson, attended to the crowd from a wheelchair onstage in an unannounced visit.”I get to see them (the trainees)develop as part of the student body, “Atkinson stated.”It’s incredible to see them growing and I’m actually delighted to be part of it. Thank you a lot for all that you do.” Atkinson missed out on the stethoscope ceremony the school had last month due to being hospitalized with unspecified medical issues. That caused the appointment of acting dean Gerstenberger. A UNLV spokesperson stated there was no timetable to when Atkinson would go back to her helm of the school of medicine. Landing a medical school at UNLV has actually been discussed for years and Reid praised all included for finally seeing it come to life. “It’s long overdue,”Reid said

.”We have a scarcity of physicians here and all the trainees are residents here, so you’ll work in areas you’re interested in and you’ll stay here

when you’re ended up. “Is this the Camelot? Is this the impossible dream? Most likely.”The primary structure of the UNLV School of Medication, prepared for West Charleston Boulevard throughout from University Medical Center

, is still a couple of years far from coming to fruition. To start the first stage, Jessup stated the school needs $111 million to $125 million, which he stated they might secure prior to completion of the year. The medical school addition will function as an important action to UNLV’s goal of attaining Tier 1 university status. Of those in attendance happy to see Atkinson onstage, none were happier than the trainees themselves, who welcomed her with a class T-shirt, which all 60 had signed. “We acknowledge that none of this would be possible without the hard

work and dedication of Dean Barbara Atkinson, “said Liz Groesbeck, president of the class of 2021. “We can all remember the time when we went to ask individuals for donations …

let’s take a moment to remember how incredibly awkward those minutes were.”Dean Atkinson did simply that however on a statewide level … None of us would be here today without Dean Atkinson. We won’t let you down.”

Lyft-Hertz collaboration marks 1 million rides in Southern Nevada

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Lyft’s collaboration with Hertz, in which drivers can rent a vehicle to earn earnings, recently marked its millionth trip.

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2 years after 2 transport giants teamed up, the pair is commemorating a milestone ride.

Lyft and rental cars and truck company Hertz just recently celebrated providing 1 million flights in Southern Nevada through their Express Drive Rental Cars and truck Program. The program has actually helped hundreds of drivers without lorries to generate income through the rideshare app.

The 2 transportation business partnered in 2015 to allow chauffeurs to rent an automobile so they can own for Lyft. The program is now in 19 cities across the country.

“We are providing individuals the chance to be a part of Lyft without owning an automobile, an opportunity they would not have without the Hertz program,” said Yacob Girma, Lyft Las Vegas basic manager. “A million rides is something to be commemorated. This is a huge deal for our regional economy, and we have Hertz and our fantastic drivers to thank for that!”

The rental cars and trucks can likewise be for personal usage. Insurance coverage and maintenance are consisted of in the rental cost, making it a simple way to start owning and making.

“I have actually remained in the Hertz program for over a year, and it has provided me the opportunity to own a brand-new automobile and not worry about automobile upkeep,” Lyft driver Adrienne Weems said. “I have actually met passengers from all around the world, and I would not have been able to do that without Lyft and Hertz.”

Interested participants in the Lyft-Hertz program can use online or via the Lyft app.

There are 2 locations in Southern Nevada where motorists can participate in the Lyft program. One is at the Dollar Rent-A-Car/Hertz, 4775 Swenson St., near McCarran International Airport; the other is the Hertz center in North Las Vegas, 2860 E. Craig Road.

The typical expense of a weekly rental for a compact automobile runs $180 weekly, with the rate dropping for those who own more, who in turn make more profit, Lyft officials stated.

Drivers can restore their rental by means of the app every seven days by tapping the “Restore” button under the image of their lorry on the “Automobiles” tab. After 28 days, to restore again, motorists are required to restore face to face at the Hertz location. Hertz will examine the cars and truck and approve it, or service it if required.

The program might soon partner up with Pep Boys places across the valley to add areas where motorists can participate in the program.

Late-night organization Drai’s After Hours marks 20 sizzling years

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Christopher DeVargas Las Vegas nightlife leader Victor Drai will celebrate a turning point in two weeks when Drai’s After Hours, which began as a dining establishment on the Strip in 1997, turns 20.

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Drai’s After Hours, fresh and enjoyable however swanky– and red– as ever, will celebrate its 20th anniversary on the Strip on June 25. Victor Drai stands as one of Las Vegas ‘terrific visionaries, and this month marks the 20th anniversary of his enthusiasm project– Drai’s After Hours.

The pioneering club is, in numerous methods, the location where the reinvention of the contemporary Vegas nightlife scene began.

In the minds of most visitors and locals, the Las Vegas club experience is all about the big and the new. Countless individuals invest countless dollars every year to party like there’s no tomorrow inside flashy, massive mega-clubs, locations that contend head-to-head each week for the mythological title of The Place To Be. It’s not in a Vegas nightclub’s nature to last long, and yet Drai’s After Hours has actually done simply that, discovering consistent success and even famous status for 20 years now– defying most conventions while sticking to the most essential rules of the video game: Stay cool, and stay open late.

The club will celebrate its 20th birthday on the Las Vegas Strip on June 25. Initially opened by Victor Drai as a dining establishment in 1997, it started full-on club operations in 1999 and has actually weathered a lot more than the ever-changing Vegas night life landscape. For the majority of its life, Drai’s was in the basement of the Barbary Coast, providing an aura of contemporary hipness to the Gold Rush-themed casino that had actually struggled to find its footing as a nightlife spot.

Offered to Caesars Home entertainment– then Harrah’s– in 2007, the property was renamed Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall prior to being totally rebranded as the Cromwell in 2014.

Through all the modifications, Drai’s has actually remained, drawing a dedicated and varied crowd to the center of the Strip for afterhours adventures that no other club has actually been able to match.

Travis Scott at Drai’s, April 29 Launch slideshow “

“I resemble the Switzerland of nightclubs. I’m not competing with anybody,” states Drai, the Moroccan-born business owner and former Hollywood movie producer. “Any person who has actually attempted to do afterhours in Las Vegas is all gone, because it’s not a huge organisation. Sometimes something will open and take 20 or 30 or perhaps 50 percent of my service for a while, but it’s still inadequate. They all stop working.”

Drai’s After Hours is normally open from 1 up until 10 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. It extends over 13,000 square feet, including four lounge-ish rooms usually providing two various musical formats, 55 tables and multiple bars. Drai has made just subtle changes for many years, applying the timeless if-it-ain’t-broke method of management, keeping the location fresh and enjoyable however swanky– and red– as ever.

“After Hours is his child, his first creation, and it’s extremely special to him and to the market,” says Michael Gruber, Drai’s managing partner for nearly eight years. “I have actually known Victor for practically Thirty Years from the entertainment and film organisation, the film industry, and he definitely includes a tradition in diversified home entertainment.”

Drai’s background was essential to developing the mystique of the long-running celebration spot. His aesthetic was unlike any other Vegas place, even prior to Drai’s transitioned from restaurant to club.

“I always knew I wanted to do something with music,” he states. “So when I designed the dining establishment, because it was underground, I created it more like a club, so the sensation was constantly more clubby than dining establishment.” When some DJs who had started a weekly promotion at Mandalay Bay’s China Grill approached him about taking the area over after dining establishment hours on Wednesday nights, Drai provided a shot. Eventually he hosted an unique event afterparty on a Saturday night and loaded the location, choosing then to seize the chance.

Drai originated bottle service in Las Vegas at After Hours, prior to Light Club did it at Bellagio and set the pattern for the future. The club also changed the noise of Vegas nightlife. “After Hours has constantly been on the cutting edge of music. It was the very first to do EDM (electronic dance music),” says Gruber.

Fetty Wap at Drai’s, September 17 Release slideshow”After Hours has always provided plentiful house music, thanks in part to long time musical director and DJ Chris Garcia. In the last few years, Garcia generated DJ Direct to lead the hip-hop charge, keeping the club’s soundtrack diverse. “We try to keep it as varied as possible due to the fact that this city is as diverse as you can potentially get,” states Bobby Minkoff, director of VIP services and marketing, who has actually been at After Hours for Ten Years. “We used to never ever close After Hours before 9 a.m. and it was the (customers) in the house space that kept us open. They would remain and rave and celebration up until 10 on the weekends. And now there are nights when that flip-flops and the hip-hop space brings the night.”

After Hours also distinguishes itself from other Strip bars with its long-devoted crowd of residents, mostly hospitality market employees who are searching for something more than a bar when they get off work in the wee hours– they’re trying to find each other.

“I can walk up to the door at any nightclub in the city, and because of exactly what our place provides for everybody else, I’m invited with open arms,” says Minkoff. “And in turn, they come see us, each and every single week. The hospitality is reciprocated backward and forward, and that is among the most enjoyable parts about it.”

Everybody knows exactly what sort of ambiance they’re getting at Drai’s, the closest thing the Strip has today to the formerly popular ultralounge principle, a smaller venue where there was music and edge but also intimacy and natural social interaction. For that crowd, After Hours is less an afterparty and “more the main attraction,” Gruber states. “Huge bars these days aren’t as much of the boy-meets-girl kind of locations. By the time you’re at those bars with your group, even within those groups it’s tough to talk. You’re there for the huge DJ. But after that, when you’re feeling fantastic and you still have a lot of energy, you’re trying to find a real club atmosphere, and that’s exactly what After Hours deals.”

Chris Brown at Drai’s, March 26 Introduce slideshow “

Victor Drai’s 23-year-old child, Dustin, has belonged to the business for about a year now, operating in several roles but generally as a talent coordinator for Drai’s Beachclub and Club on the roofing of the Cromwell– the bigger, indoor-outdoor location that opened in 2014 and has developed a different credibility, for live performances and hip-hop music.

It’s just been a couple of years considering that Dustin could officially partake in the wonders of After Hours, however naturally he’s very familiar with the club. “I grew up in there. I used to playing around the reception desk and address the phone, and on New Year’s Eve my dad would slip me into the club right prior to midnight and we ‘d increase on the roof of the Barbary Coast to watch fireworks,” he states. “I’ve seen so many different, little changes for many years, but the credibility, what I keep in mind as a kid, is precisely the very same.”

Dustin Drai represents the next generation of Vegas clubbers, one that’s still thinking about a legendary afterhours area where the previous generation made so many memories.

“My generation is absolutely still going, due to the fact that we heard all these stories about what it was, exactly what’s happened at After Hours, from all these locals who have left the scene because they have kids and families now,” he states. “We want to have those experiences for ourselves and bring our buddies. That’s why Drai’s has been able to keep going. There’s so much history for that next wave of people.”

Las Vegas late-night institution Drai’s After Hours marks 20 sizzling years

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Christopher DeVargas Las Vegas nightlife pioneer Victor Drai will celebrate a milestone in two weeks when Drai’s After Hours, which began as a dining establishment on the Strip in 1997, turns 20.

Sunday, June 11, 2017|2 a.m.

Click to enlarge photo

Drai’s After Hours, fresh and enjoyable however swanky– and red– as ever, will commemorate its 20th anniversary on the Strip on June 25. Victor Drai stands as one of Las Vegas ‘great visionaries, and this month marks the 20th anniversary of his enthusiasm task– Drai’s After Hours.

The pioneering club is, in lots of ways, the place where the reinvention of the contemporary Vegas nightlife scene began.

In the minds of the majority of visitors and residents, the Las Vegas bar experience is everything about the huge and the brand-new. Countless individuals spend countless dollars every year to party like there’s no tomorrow inside flashy, huge mega-clubs, locations that contend head-to-head every week for the mythological title of The Place To Be. It’s not in a Vegas nightclub’s nature to last long, and yet Drai’s After Hours has done just that, finding steady success and even legendary status for two decades now– defying most conventions while staying with the most essential rules of the game: Stay cool, and stay open late.

The club will commemorate its 20th birthday on the Las Vegas Strip on June 25. Initially opened by Victor Drai as a restaurant in 1997, it started full-on club operations in 1999 and has weathered far more than the ever-changing Vegas night life landscape. For most of its life, Drai’s was in the basement of the Barbary Coast, lending an aura of modern-day hipness to the Gold Rush-themed casino that had actually struggled to find its footing as a nightlife spot.

Sold to Caesars Entertainment– then Harrah’s– in 2007, the residential or commercial property was renamed Expense’s Gamblin’ Hall prior to being completely rebranded as the Cromwell in 2014.

Through all the modifications, Drai’s has actually stayed, drawing a dedicated and varied crowd to the center of the Strip for afterhours experiences that no other club has had the ability to match.

Travis Scott at Drai’s, April 29 Introduce slideshow “

“I’m like the Switzerland of clubs. I’m not taking on anyone,” states Drai, the Moroccan-born entrepreneur and previous Hollywood movie manufacturer. “Any person who has tried to do afterhours in Las Vegas is all gone, because it’s not a huge company. Sometimes something will open and take 20 or 30 and even HALF of my service for a while, but it’s still insufficient. They all stop working.”

Drai’s After Hours is normally open from 1 until 10 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. It extends over 13,000 square feet, consisting of 4 lounge-ish rooms usually supplying 2 various musical formats, 55 tables and several bars. Drai has made only subtle changes throughout the years, using the traditional if-it-ain’t-broke technique of management, keeping the location fresh and enjoyable however trendy– and red– as ever.

“After Hours is his baby, his first creation, and it’s exceptionally unique to him and to the market,” states Michael Gruber, Drai’s handling partner for almost 8 years. “I have actually known Victor for practically Thirty Years from the home entertainment and film company, the film industry, and he absolutely features a legacy in varied entertainment.”

Drai’s background was essential to developing the mystique of the long-running celebration spot. His aesthetic was unlike any other Vegas location, even before Drai’s transitioned from restaurant to club.

“I always knew I wished to do something with music,” he says. “So when I created the restaurant, since it was underground, I developed it more like a club, so the sensation was always more clubby than restaurant.” When some DJs who had begun a weekly promotion at Mandalay Bay’s China Grill approached him about taking the space over after restaurant hours on Wednesday nights, Drai gave them a shot. Eventually he hosted a special event afterparty on a Saturday night and packed the location, choosing then to seize the chance.

Drai pioneered bottle service in Las Vegas at After Hours, before Light Club did it at Bellagio and set the pattern for the future. The club likewise altered the noise of Vegas nightlife. “After Hours has actually constantly been on the cutting edge of music. It was the very first to do EDM (electronic dance music),” says Gruber.

Fetty Wap at Drai’s, September 17 Introduce slideshow”After Hours has constantly used plentiful home music, thanks in part to long time musical director and DJ Chris Garcia. In the last few years, Garcia brought in DJ Direct to lead the hip-hop charge, keeping the club’s soundtrack varied. “We try to keep it as varied as possible due to the fact that this city is as diverse as you can possibly get,” says Bobby Minkoff, director of VIP services and marketing, who has been at After Hours for 10 years. “We used to never ever close After Hours prior to 9 a.m. and it was the (customers) in your house space that kept us open. They would remain and rave and celebration until 10 on the weekends. And now there are nights when that flip-flops and the hip-hop room carries the night.”

After Hours also differentiates itself from other Strip nightclubs with its long-devoted crowd of locals, primarily hospitality industry employees who are searching for something more than a bar when they leave work in the wee hours– they’re searching for each other.

“I can walk up to the door at any club in the city, and because of what our venue provides for everybody else, I’m welcomed with open arms,” says Minkoff. “And in turn, they come see us, each week. The hospitality is reciprocated back and forth, and that’s one of the most enjoyable parts about it.”

Everyone understands precisely what type of vibe they’re going to get at Drai’s, the closest thing the Strip has today to the previously popular ultralounge principle, a smaller sized location where there was music and edge however likewise intimacy and natural social interaction. For that crowd, After Hours is less an afterparty and “more the main attraction,” Gruber says. “Big nightclubs nowadays aren’t as much of the boy-meets-girl kind of places. By the time you’re at those clubs with your group, even within those groups it’s tough to talk. You’re there for the big DJ. However after that, when you’re feeling fantastic and you still have a great deal of energy, you’re trying to find a genuine club environment, which’s exactly what After Hours deals.”

Chris Brown at Drai’s, March 26 Release slideshow “

Victor Drai’s 23-year-old kid, Dustin, has actually been part of business for about a year now, operating in numerous roles however primarily as a skill organizer for Drai’s Beachclub and Bar on the roof of the Cromwell– the bigger, indoor-outdoor place that opened in 2014 and has actually developed a various track record, for live performances and hip-hop music.

It’s only been a few years given that Dustin could officially take part in the wonders of After Hours, but naturally he’s really acquainted with the club. “I grew up in there. I used to playing around the reception desk and answer the phone, and on New Year’s Eve my papa would sneak me into the club right prior to midnight and we ‘d go up on the roof of the Barbary Coast to view fireworks,” he states. “I’ve seen a lot of various, little changes for many years, however the authenticity, what I keep in mind as a kid, is exactly the exact same.”

Dustin Drai represents the next generation of Vegas clubbers, one that’s still interested in a famous afterhours spot where the previous generation made a lot of memories.

“My generation is definitely still going, due to the fact that we heard all these stories about what it was, what’s happened at After Hours, from all these locals who have gotten out of the scene due to the fact that they have kids and households now,” he states. “We wish to have those experiences for ourselves and bring our good friends. That’s why Drai’s has actually been able to keep going. There’s a lot history for that next wave of individuals.”

GOP debate marks beginning of completion for Trump

Thursday’s question-and-answer sessions with Republican presidential candidates– sorry, they weren’t arguments– won’t clear the field and will not produce much separation in the surveys, however they accomplished the leading objective of celebration loyalists concentrated on taking back the White House in 2016.

Which is to state they showed that Donald Trump is a rambling lunatic unsuited for office.

Trump, the businessman and TV character, had risen to the top of the 17-candidate field largely since his anti-establishment messages have resonated with the Republican Party’s conservative base. Some surveys had him with as much as 25 percent support heading into the Cleveland occasion placed on by Fox News.

But that’s another method of stating that 75 percent of Republicans like somebody else. And after Thursday, that number is going to increase. Method up.

Trump plainly didn’t put 10 seconds of preparation into the event, and it displayed in his responses to concerns that any hack handler would have seen coming. Yes, it was Donald being Donald– unscripted, unvarnished– and his outburst about how “silly” our leaders are got applause. (It’s true, by the way.) But Trump’s lack of command of his own message needed to alarm even his most strident supporters.

His closing statement was a joke, weak sauce that wouldn’t earn a C on a second-grade writing workout. “We don’t beat Japan with their millions and millions of vehicles entering this nation in trade. We cannot beat Mexico at the border or in trade. We can’t do anything right. Our military needs to be reinforced. Our vets need to be looked after. We need to end Obamacare and we have to make our country excellent once more, and I will do that. Thank you.”

Huh? Japanese business produce millions of automobiles right here in the United States every year, and states wish for those plants, which supply hundreds of thousands of Americans with good-paying jobs.

Every single prospect looked better than Trump– even Sen. Lindsey Graham, who did his best Elmer Fudd impersonation in the Thursday undercard chat dominated by Carly Fiorina.

It wasn’t that Trump didn’t look presidential. It’s that he didn’t look sane.

The GOP field needs outside-the-beltway candidates to keep concentrate on Washington’s systemic dysfunction. But Trump cannot articulate fundamental policy concepts. A billionaire business owner need to be leading the charge for corporate tax reform. However Florida Sen. Marco Rubio did that. A billionaire business person ought to champion economic development. But Ohio Gov. John Kasich did that.

There’s no reinventing The Donald at this point. Thursday was the beginning of his end.

Other observations from Thursday’s forums:

— Fiorina, the former business executive, elevated herself with fantastic answers on diplomacy and the economy. She remains in the conversation with the huge children now.

— Rubio stood out with composure, grace and thoughtfulness. He can articulate detailed policy positions and provide the kind of optimism and defense of American exceptionalism that voters need to hear.

— Kasich, the 10th and last qualifier for Thursday’s centerpiece, assisted himself significantly. He found as an accomplished leader.

— Neurosurgeon Ben Carson was lacking in polish and charisma. He’ll need a lot more of both to remain in the race.

— Previous Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee had the lines of the night, stating President Barack Obama’s diplomacy had actually turned Ronald Reagan’s “trust however verify” command into “trust and vilify,” and he had an excellent Hillary Clinton zinger that first appeared to be an attack on Trump.

— Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was the most fearless participant, distinguishing himself by eviscerating Washington’s risky borrow-and-spend culture, hammering neo-con diplomacy and domestic spying and relentlessly safeguarding the Bill of Rights. There is no one else like him in the field. His perky exchange with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was the highlight of the evening.

— Christie was the only prospect to pitch a strategy to address Washington’s most urgent monetary issue: entitlement insolvency. The rest of the field can’t get away with overlooking the concern.

— Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivered strong if unmemorable performances that will keep them near the top of polls through the early main states. Bush appeared less animated than usual, however maybe that was due to the fact that Trump was standing best alongside him looking so insane.

Glenn Cook ([email protected]!.?.!)is the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s senior editorial author. Follow him on Twitter: @Glenn_CookNV