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Editorials

  • Is there a Santa Claus?

    Editor’s note: The following editorial, written by Francis Pharcellus Church, was published by The New York Sun in 1897.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 23, 2016

    THUMBS UP! QUITE A GOOD SHOWING
    The song, “Winter Wonderland,” comes to mind as one drives past the several parks in Las Vegas. Well decorated are Plaza Park, Carnegie Park and Lincoln Park, each with hundreds of lights strewn from tree to tree. Kudos to the city of Las Vegas employees who put the decorations up. There was a time when we considered ourselves fortunate if only one park or one tree were decorated to boost Meadow City festivity. As you drive by the parks, take time to observe the many brightly adorned homes in the residential areas.

  • Our public defender crisis

    The crisis at the cash-strapped state Public Defender’s Office has hit a boiling point in recent weeks.

    Under the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, people who are charged with committing a crime have the right to an attorney, even if they can’t afford one. In New Mexico, the Public Defender’s Office is responsible for providing attorneys for defendants who cannot afford to hire their own.

  • Investigation warranted

    The following editorial is from The Denver Post and was originally published on Dec. 13.

    What an extraordinary time for our nation that there would even be a debate over whether Congress should investigate allegations that another nation attempted to influence our presidential election.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 16, 2016

    THUMBS UP! MAYBE IT WAS A BAD IDEA       

  • Efficiency is a necessity

    With the declining population in Las Vegas and in rural communities throughout the state, it’s not surprising that Las Vegas City Schools is beginning the difficult task of figuring out which schools to shutter.

    Already, it appear that Paul D. Henry Elementary is being eyed for closure, and other schools may not be far behind.

    In its 50-plus years, Paul D. Henry has served generations of students, and we’re saddened by the prospect that the school — which ranks among the district’s best — may be closed.

  • Work of Art: A recipe for fighters

    I didn’t even recognize an old classmate as he rode his bike downtown and called me “Mannie,” which immediately told me I’ve known him since childhood.

    I believe his name is Leo. He told me that though he’d been reading Work of Art for years, he’d never made the connection. Leo said he especially liked “those articles about the fights we all used to have.”

  • Climate change

    The following editorial is from The Miami Herald and was originally published on Nov. 19.

    In a way, it’s a shame that President-elect Donald Trump’s resort here is located in Doral, rather than Miami Beach. If his property were closer to the water, we might be able to say: Welcome to our world, Mr. Trump.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 9, 2016

    THUMBS UP! GRACIOUS EVEN IN DEFEAT

  • Small businesses are the backbone

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Lehighton Times-News of Pennsylvania and was originally published on Nov. 28.

    Last weekend, while Americans were recovering from their Thanksgiving feasting, the nation’s retailers were having their Super Bowl.

    The sales push began on Thanksgiving Day and continued into Black Friday for major retailers, leading into Small Business Saturday and then into Cyber Monday.

    Small businesses, defined as having 500 or fewer employees, have long been the backbone of the U.S. economy.