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Editorials

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 25, 2016

    THUMBS UP! CHANGING OF THE GUARD

  • What we’re thankful for

    In just 24 hours, most of us will be with family and friends enjoying a delicious turkey dinner and thinking about what we are most grateful for in our lives.

    Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays because it’s built around spending time with those in our lives who mean the most to us and taking a moment to think about the blessings in our lives.

    As we prepare to celebrate another Thanksgiving, the Optic’s Editorial Board would like to wish you a wonderful holiday and to share some of the things we’re grateful for.

  • Obamacare is still law

    With Donald Trump having been elected president, many are wondering about the future of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. The controversial law requires all Americans to have health insurance; it provides subsidies to help individuals buy the insurance, and it contains penalties for those who fail to secure coverage.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 18, 2016

    THUMBS UP! MORA RANGERETTES ARE STATE CHAMPS
    Congratulations to the Mora volleyball coach Jacquelyn Sanchez and her team on capturing the Class 2A state volleyball championship over the powerful Son Blazers of Mesilla Valley Christian. The championship win brings the long-sought-after blue trophy to Mora after three decades. The last time was in 1986. And congratulations to Stacy Fulgenzi and her Lady Cardinal volleyball team on its second-place finish at the 4A state volleyball finals.

    THUMBS DOWN! 86-YEAR-OLD MUGGED

  • Keep cracking the glass ceiling

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Dallas Morning News and was originally published on Nov. 10.

    Whether you voted for her or not, Hillary Clinton represented the biggest crack yet in the glass ceiling with her bid to become the first female president.

    She made girls truly believe that they can aspire to be whatever they want to be in life, even president of the United States.

  • Nepotism at Luna shameful

    The long-awaited audit of Luna Community College is finally complete, and, as expected, the picture it paints of the college’s president and its board of trustees isn’t very flattering.

    Indeed, it’s downright shameful.

    We wish we could say we are surprised by the findings of nepotism, cronyism and favoritism detailed in the audit report, which was prepared by the state Higher Education Department, but the reality is that everybody knew what was happening at Luna.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 11, 2016

    THUMBS UP! THE END OF A NASTY ELECTION

  • Supreme Court nominees

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald and was originally published on Nov. 2.

  • America must come together

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The (Bryan-College Station, Texas) Eagle and was published on Oct. 30.

    We all need to step back and take a breath.

    We are nearing the end of a long, ugly presidential campaign that has spawned great passions for one candidate or another. That is good: People should be involved in selecting their leaders.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 4, 2016

    THUMBS UP! A WONDERFUL EXHIBIT