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Today's Opinions

  • Just a Thought: It’s only just a name — or is it?

    By Rick Kraft

    It has been said that the sweetest sound a person can hear is the sound of his or her name.

    Your name is unique. It is the very identifier for each of us. When someone says, “How are you doing Rick?” I know their greeting is specifically for me. If in a lengthy conversation the person I am talking with says “Rick” several times, it reminds me that they are talking directly to me.

  • From the Highlands President - Merging the institutions of higher education

    By Sam Minner

    Are there too many institutions of higher education in New Mexico? If so, should some of them merge and if that happened, what might be gained?

  • Another Perspective: Another assault on tenure by NMHU administration

    By Dr. Kathy Jenkins

    The New Mexico Highlands University administration has a long and storied history of assaulting the rights of tenured faculty at our institution.

    A simple search of NMHU and the American Association of University Professors reveals two disturbing assaults on tenure from previous administrations.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 28, 2017
  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 28, 2017

    THUMBS UP! WELCOME, BIKERS
    The annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally is in its 12th year in Las Vegas. This weekend’s activities will feature many visiting and local bikers who come to the Meadow City to donate blood, attend an art show reception, enjoying live music, and getting acquainted and re-acquainted with fellow bikers and local folk. The proof of the rally’s popularity is the appearance of hundreds of shiny cycles strung along both sides of Bridge Street.

    THUMBS DOWN! PLAN A: IT’S NOT SO BORING

  • Dispatch New Mexico - All about voting and other fraudulent activities

    Distrust in our government must be at an all-time high, or at least comparable to the Watergate years.

    Donald Trump certainly didn’t create the distrust; instead, he capitalized off it for a phenomenal rise to power. But now he’s as much a part of the problem as any other Washington insider, and is even creating problems that didn’t seem to exist before he hit town.

  • Never, ever double-space — ever

    Doing research through old microfilms of the Optic, at Highlands’ Donnelly Library, I soon thought of abandoning the project — for several reasons.

    For years, a laboratory somewhere would take each issue of the Optic, photograph it and convert it to a 35mm reel of film that contained the days’ news. But that didn’t make things perfect.

  • Single-payer has benefit for most

    By Craig Abalos of the Roswell Daily Record — originally published July 13.

    Even the most passionate pro-business advocates would be hard-pressed to disagree with that. As a culture, perhaps even as a species, we tend to value stalwart ideals.

    We appreciate strength and consistency far more than we do the less tangible characteristics of gracefulness and adaptability. Throughout history, mankind has often clung to the old ways despite overwhelming evidence that doing so might spell disaster.