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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.

  • A primer on expressions

    It’s been only in my adult years that I’ve come across the term “Black Friday.” I’ve heard several explanations as to why it’s called that — some much more plausible than others.

    Three of the most common explanations about the term have to do with weather conditions and pollution, the kind we find in big cities, compounded by rain, snow, sleet and sludge, as shoppers rush home with their treasures.

  • Tax simplification needs simplifying

    By John Stossel

    As you read this, President Trump’s tax plan is being debated. Congress will change it. Where this ends, no one knows. 

    I want two things: 

    1. Simplification.

    2. More money in private hands.

  • I’m thankful for Thanksgiving!

    Beth Speaks for Herself — By Beth Urech

    As a child, I loved Thanksgiving. Turkey, yes! Stuffing, yes!  Pumpkin pie, yes! I relished my mom’s salad made with cranberries and orange segments mixed into jello and then scooped into little tin molds.

  • Americans oppose churches in politics

    The core principle of the Johnson Amendment should be preserved. 

    With several bills active this month in Congress that would allow churches even more freedoms within politics than we have now, the Optic urges its readers to contact representatives and U.S. senators and help keep our elections from getting even more muddled, partisan and filled with money flying in all directions.

  • How are you measuring the progress in your life?

    Just a Thought .... by Rick Kraft

    How do you derive your self worth? What in your world determines whether or not you are having a good day?

  • Court of Appeals: Bring justice, understanding

    There is a case in which Mora Independent Schools’ former employees were offered and had signed letters of intent to return to the School District for employment for the 2016-2017 school year in May of 2016 under the provisions of the New Mexico School Personnel Act.  

  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

    Opinion ≠ truth

    Revelations concerning the influence of a foreign country on our elections are coming to light on an almost daily basis. Our knee-jerk reaction is to recoil in shock and ask “How can this happen?”

    But as a society we have been taught since our earliest years to accept statements and opinions of others as Truth.