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Today's Opinions

  • Scared for the future of our area

    I’m pretty scared. The economy in our city and area is the reason. 

    Our ranchers have no grass or water. The money is drying up like our river. Our state is 75 percent dependent on federal spending, and Las Vegas is more so. That money is going to be drastically reduced.

    We can’t control the weather.  God has given us brains to fly to the moon, but not make it rain.  Maybe we can use our brains a little more and really solve our water problem. We have to find new ways to have jobs and economic life, not dependent on federal spending.

  • ObamaCare and war actions

    There are complaints that including contraception and abortion services in ObamaCare constitutes a suppression of religious liberties. On the contrary, no one is required to use these services, which are considered necessary and are frequently life-saving for many. If the services are excluded, everyone will be denied.  The simple answer is for the disapprovers to avoid using the services they consider objectionable.

  • Romney doesn’t deserve a ‘pass’

    President Obama conveyed a sense of decency even greater than I already had for him, by not attacking Gov. Romney in the debates on several obvious points, presumably because he didn’t want to appear whiney or wimpy. For example:

    1. Governor Romney crows about bringing people together, in a bipartisan way. But as governor of Massachusetts, he did not have to deal with a legislature openly committed to blocking him and bringing him down, as Obama has. He also had more than 800 vetoes!

  • Nuestra Historia - East Las Vegas claimed Highlands

    Plans are for Nuestra Historia to recount, in a latter series, the history of Highlands University, from its founding through the tumultuous times in the early 1970s, when the Hispanic community fought for and won its rightful place in the university’s governance.

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 2, 2012

    The Oklahoman on President Obama’s on sequestration (Oct. 30) — Sen. Joe Lieberman vows to do all he can to make sure, when Congress returns to work in November that $500 billion more isn’t cut from the defense budget as part of a government sequestration set to begin in early January.

  • Constitutional amendments

    Next Tuesday (and this week, as early voting continues through Friday), New Mexico voters will decide on five proposed amendments to the state constitution. Three deal with the state Public Regulation Commission, a powerful state agency in need of some changes, while the other two amendments relate to the state’s system of justice.

    Here’s our recommendation on each of them:

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 31, 2011
  • Work of Art - Sons weren’t one bit scared

    On a particularly scary Halloween night, I darkened our living room and turned on a radio to prepare to be scared out of my wits. Of course, my two older sons, 7 and 10 at the time, were part of the mix, as was the then-1-year-old, Ben, even if he couldn’t yet follow the plot.

    Let me explain: