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Editorials

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

    THUMBS UP! REACHING FOR THE SKIES

  • Drug war revived

    The following editorial originally appeared in the Portland Press Herald (Maine) on Feb. 26.

    Just when you thought the useless and wasteful drug-war philosophy of the past was slowly receding in the rear view mirror, the Trump administration is pulling a U-turn.

  • Was it another campaign speech?

    Editor’s note: The following editorial excerpt is from the Dallas Morning News, published March 1.

    President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress Tuesday was one of his better moments since his election. It marked a welcome change of tone since his inauguration just weeks ago, when he painted such a dark, insular picture of America and its role in the world.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 3, 2017

    THUMBS UP! ALUMBRA CARES
    March marks one full year that Las Vegas has been without an OB department.  Since the closure, Alumbra Women’s Health and Maternity Care, LLC, a for profit nurse-midwifery practice, has lost half its income, and yet is still trying to keep its doors open and improve the health and lives of women in Las Vegas and surrounding areas.  They have applied for and received a federal 501c3 designation creating a non-profit organization that can receive tax-deductible donations, and are raising funds at the office and through crowdrise.com.

  • Civil rights is federal issue

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Concord Monitor (N.H.) and was published Feb. 23.

    We were reminded this week of an old George Carlin quote that was printed on the Monitor’s Forum page not long ago:

    “Save the planet? We don’t even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven’t learned how to care for one another.” It’s true, especially that last part, and if you need evidence just ask a transgender person.

  • Drivers and technology

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the (Macon, Georgia) Telegraph and was originally published on Feb. 20.

    With all our technological advancements in the vehicle arena, more people are dying in crashes than at almost any time in history according to the National Safety Council. The NSC estimates that 40,200 people died in automobile accidents in 2016, up 6 percent over 2015. We haven’t seen this level of vehicle death in a decade. ...

  • 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