Today's Opinions

  • Keep cracking the glass ceiling

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Dallas Morning News and was originally published on Nov. 10.

    Whether you voted for her or not, Hillary Clinton represented the biggest crack yet in the glass ceiling with her bid to become the first female president.

    She made girls truly believe that they can aspire to be whatever they want to be in life, even president of the United States.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 16, 2016
  • Work of Art: Little ones also matter

    In just a short week, I’ve noticed many people — including myself — “zoned out,” clearly distracted, grumpy and not very conversational. For what reason? For one thing, Hillary lost the election, preventing the United States from inaugurating its first woman president.

    The flip side of that statement is that Donald Trump won. That brings up the questions — I won’t attempt answers here — as to how and why it happened.

  • Nepotism at Luna shameful

    The long-awaited audit of Luna Community College is finally complete, and, as expected, the picture it paints of the college’s president and its board of trustees isn’t very flattering.

    Indeed, it’s downright shameful.

    We wish we could say we are surprised by the findings of nepotism, cronyism and favoritism detailed in the audit report, which was prepared by the state Higher Education Department, but the reality is that everybody knew what was happening at Luna.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 13, 2016
  • Another Perspective: Highlands remains affordable

    By Sam Minner

    The College Board recently released its list of most affordable institutions by region. Once again, Highlands University is the most affordable four-year university in New Mexico and the third most affordable four-year institution in the entire Southwest.

  • Just a Thought: Presidential wisdom through the years

    By Rick Kraft

    A few years ago, my wife and I had the opportunity to spend a week in Washington D.C. We enjoyed our visit to the nation’s capitol. While there we visited monuments, museums, the National Zoo, the White House, our Capitol building, Ford Theater, and nearby Gettysburg.

    At a gift shop in a Smithsonian museum, I bought a book entitled “I Wish I Knew That, U.S. Presidents.” The book had a couple of pages on each of our 44 Presidents.

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 13, 2016

    Resignations are in order at Luna
    Nepotism is a threat to most employees. Undue power attaches to those connected to powerful persons.

    However ethical or capable in fact, nepotic employees are perceived to be incompetent tale carriers and unfair competition.  The result is an unhealthy workplace seething with discontent.