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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 18, 2018

    THUMBS DOWN! CONDITION OF OUR STREETS
    Rain, blessed rain! It helps things grow and prosper, but one of the side-effects of excessive moisture has to do with the mayhem that results to paved surfaces. The recent weeks of rain and hail have wreaked havoc.

    Probably the most impacted area was where Cinder Road and Palo Verde meet, near Memorial Middle School. Indy 500 veteran and New Mexico native Al Unser himself would be unable to navigate the massive potholes.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 18, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - The lives and legacies of our surviving governors

    Call this one of those where-are-they-now pieces, this one on former New Mexico governors. We still have five of them running around, you know.

    I saw former Gov. Bill Richardson the other day on television for the first time in a while, lending a reasonable voice to the insanity that is enveloping the showdown between North Korea and the United States.

    Rhetorically, it’s difficult to discern who’s crazier, Kim Jong-un or Donald Trump, but thankfully there are still voices of diplomacy still out there.

  • Dems, don’t gloat over failure

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Jacksonville (Fla.) Daily News.

    Democrats remain in gloating mode following the failure of GOP efforts on health care. The realities of Obamacare and its structural deficiencies, however, threaten to break up the celebration.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 16, 2017
  • Work of Art: A year with Asian students

    For now, let’s simply call them “Kitty” and “Tookta,” the second name pronounced with a long “o,” as in Tuke-tah.” We Trujillos have done it again; we’ve accepted two more foreign exchange students whom we understand are the only two such students in Las Vegas.

    Two years ago we took Phaedra, from Belgium, and Ana, from Spain, into our home and “adopted” them for 10 months while they completed their 10th and 12th school grades, respectively, at West Las Vegas High School.

  • The 2016 cycle seems endless

    As election returns trickled in last fall, some of us began to breathe a sigh of relief that somehow, majestically, through no fault of our own, we had finally crawled across the finish line of the 2016 election campaign.

    However, the usual relief found at the end of the ever-lengthening campaign cycle was nowhere to be found.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 13, 2017