Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor - Oct. 26, 2016

    Voters should support Bond C
    In order for Highlands University to attract students, it is important to have an infrastructure that is inviting and welcoming. Over the years HU has done a great job in building dorms and new classrooms. It is time to spend money renovating the historical buildings on campus.

  • Editorial Roundup - Oct. 26, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The (Meriden, Conn.) Record-Journal (Oct. 20):
    Back in March, when the wild and woolly Republican Presidential primary was in full-swing, we pondered what the general election campaign might look like if the bombastic Donald Trump was still in the mix.
    We wrote in this space: “If Trump is to be the GOP nominee, as heated as his campaign stops have been thus far, we shudder to think what his rallies may look like in the fall.”
    Turned out our concerns were justified.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Mouth to mouth

    By Beth Urech

    Years ago, I was working with a Swiss marketing director for a Fortune 500 firm with international headquarters in Zurich. We were discussing the best way to get the word out about a new product. Leading articles in scientific journals? TV? He suddenly said, “Ja, they are good approaches, but the best is mouth to mouth.”

    I knew he meant “word of mouth” but didn’t correct his error because I found it ingenuous. Of course, I agree with him that when someone says, “I tried it and it works,” we pay attention.

  • Expungement isn’t the answer

    The state Supreme Court will soon take up a case on whether judges in New Mexico have the authority to erase court and arrest records. If they determine that judges do have that authority, they’ll also have to tackle the question of when it is appropriate to take such an extraordinary action.

    There’s no question in our minds that arrest records are burdensome. They raise red flags for prospective employers.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 23, 2016
  • Straight from the City: Protecting the vulnerable among us

    You’ve likely read the recent news stories calling Las Vegas, NM, a “mental health ghetto,” and those in our community with mental and emotional diagnoses, “throwaways.”

    I have issues with those characterizations. The term “mental health ghetto” originated with a Ron Paul rant decrying mental health screening in public schools as “forcing kids into a mental health ghetto” as if being diagnosed with a mental or emotional condition is equivalent to being confined to an inner city slum.

  • Just a Thought: Experiencing life while lost in the woods

    By Rick Kraft

    It was after 10 p.m. on a very dark Canadian evening and we were lost in the woods ... literally. Out in nowhere in a land we had never been to before. Every street name was in French and we were unable to find the rustic resort we had made reservations to stay at.

  • Another Perspective: Want a say in New Mexico’s judges? Vote

    By Denise Torres and James Hall

    When you cast your vote in this year’s general election, you’ll have the opportunity to decide whether one Supreme Court Justice and three Court of Appeals judges stay on the bench by voting to retain or not retain.

    These elections, which are typically near the bottom of the ballot, probably involve individuals you’ve never heard of and know nothing about. Furthermore, you may not know how to assess whether they have been doing a good job.