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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial: Supreme Court got it wrong

    The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution sets forth a list of rights that we are entitled to in the event that we are charged with committing a crime. The list includes such things as the right to a speedy trial, the right to an impartial jury, the right to confront accusers and the right to an attorney, important protections aimed at giving a criminal defendant a fighting chance in court.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 12, 2016

    Unhappy with dean of students pick

    New Mexico Highlands University President Sam Minner has hired Bill Taylor to be HU’s dean of students and has lauded him for his “great success and high integrity ... talent and commitment.”

  • Just a Thought: Living long enough to grow old

    Okay, I admit it, I am getting old. But I do find that the definition of “old” changes as the years roll by. An AARP magazine reported that age when a person is considered “old” gets higher the older the person is whom you ask. In other words, a 20-year-old defines “old” at a younger age than a 60-year-old does.

  • Editorial Roundup - June 12, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Dallas Morning News on the recent statement of a rape victim in court (June 6):

    As America grapples with sexual assault on college campuses, the letter that a 23-year-old victim read to her attacker in court last week should be required reading.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - June 10, 2016

    THUMBS UP! STILL NATIONAL CHAMPS!
    For the second year in a row, the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos have won the national championship in “sevens” rugby. The Vatos pulled off the victory in Philadelphia this past weekend, completing a sweep of the National Small College Rugby Organization’s national sevens bracket. What this team has been able to accomplish in the last few years has been amazing. We applaud the Vatos for their hard work and determination and for the positive publicity they have brought to Highlands University and Las Vegas.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 10, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Ali! — and Jack Johnson and Donald Trump

    As I think back on Mu-hammad Ali and his impact on American culture in the aftermath of his demise, I’m stuck by a couple of comparisons. Specifically, Jack Johnson and Donald Trump come to mind, and I’ll get to that in a few paragraphs.

    Ali transcended his professional boxing career by thrusting himself head-first into the struggles of his time. If you remember him in his prime, you know he was not only a great boxer, he was also a polarizing figure:

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 8, 2016