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Editorials

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 24, 2017

    THUMBS UP! INSPIRING GIRLS TO REACH FOR STARS

  • The moral high ground

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Salem (Mass.) News and was originally published on Feb. 13.

    “Torture works. ... And waterboarding is your minor form. Some people say it’s not actually torture. Let’s assume it is. But they asked me the question: What do you think of waterboarding? Absolutely fine. But we should go much stronger than waterboarding. ... They’re chopping off heads.”
    — Donald Trump, Jan. 17, in Sun City, South Carolina

  • A rallying cry for Warren

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Middletown (New York) Times Herald-Record and was originally published on Feb. 12.

    Yes, we’re talking about Elizabeth Warren here. The words in the headline, ripped from the hypocritical lips of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, may well prove to be a unifying message for Democrats, progressives, liberals, anyone opposed to the policies of the new president, as well as a rallying cry for the launch of the Massachusetts senator’s 2020 campaign for the presidency.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 17, 2017

    THUMBS UP! IN THE RECORD BOOKS
    Congratulations to West Las Vegas senior D.J. Bustos, who officially broke the state high school basketball career scoring record at Pojoaque on Tuesday. Bustos passed Alfred Romero’s 1977 state record for career points.

    THUMBS UP! LOVE DOES CONQUER ALL

  • A disservice to our nation

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The (New London) Day (Conn.), and was originally published on Feb. 7.

    President Trump won the presidency running as an insurgent. But he barely won, receiving 46 percent of the popular vote and finishing nearly 3 million votes behind the Democratic candidate. If not for the Electoral College system, he would not be president. His unsubstantiated ranting that millions voted illegally — all against him, of course — does not change those facts.

  • A shameful appointment

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The New York Times and was originally published on Feb. 7.

    “Government really sucks.” This belief, expressed by the just-confirmed education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in a 2015 speech to educators, may be the only qualification she needed for President Trump.

    Ms. DeVos is the perfect cabinet member for a president determined to appoint officials eager to destroy the agencies they run and weigh the fate of policies and programs based on ideological considerations.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 10, 2017

    Thumbs up! THANKS FOR YOUR DEDICATION

  • Gorsuch deserves fair hearing

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Philadelphia Inquirer and was originally published on Feb. 3.

    About an hour after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death was announced in February 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would not hold a hearing, let alone a vote, on anyone President Barack Obama nominated as a replacement until after the presidential election.

  • Vote on Tuesday

    Voter turnout for school board elections tends to be low, which is sad, considering that the decisions school boards make directly affect the children in our community.

    We urge registered voters to take the time to consider the candidates in their districts and other ballot measures carefully and that they show up and vote on Tuesday.

    Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Registered voters who reside within the West Las Vegas School District will elect three board members.

  • Court funding

    It’s no secret that New Mexico’s court system is struggling. Just a few weeks ago, Chief Justice Charles Daniels told lawmakers that the courts are on life support and that the state’s budget crisis threatens to undercut constitutional guarantees to a speedy trial, funding for juries, access to court records and other basic services.

    Given those realities, we are baffled by Gov. Susana Martinez’ decision to veto $800,000 in emergency funding for the courts.