Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoons - Jan. 3, 2015
  • Editorial: Anti-Muslim hysteria wrong

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the (Primos) Delaware County Daily Times and was originally published on Dec. 27.

    We’ve come a long way since President George W. Bush’s visit to a mosque in the aftermath of the al-Qaida attacks of September 11 where he declared “Islam is peace.” A long way in the wrong direction.

  • Just a Thought: What legacy will you leave when you are gone?

    This much I know is true: you have today. That’s it. That is about all I can assure you of.

    God willing, you may have tomorrow and then a tomorrow after that and so on. But there are many out there whose today will be all they have left. We will hear about some of them on the news tonight and read about some later this week in the newspaper.

  • Editorial Roundup - Jan. 3, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Dallas Morning-News on cyber security (Dec. 23):

    We live in a scary world, as the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., underscored recently. Now, imagine a scenario in which foreign actors can cripple our nation’s critical infrastructure ­— electrical grids, data networks and air-traffic control, to name a few of the vulnerabilities — without exploding a single bomb.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself: Our New Year’s Resolution Brunch

    Count down to January 1. While most folks take the morning off, I and my like-minded women friends trod through snow and ice carrying fruit salad and coffeecake for our annual New Year’s Resolutions Brunch.

    For a decade we’ve been getting together, although ‘get-together’ is too informal a term. After a glass of prosecco spiked with pomegranate juice, we fill our plates and sit around the coffee table in Peggy’s living room with a blazing fire crackling next to us.

  • Editorial Cartoon Jan. 1, 2015
  • Thumbs Jan. 1, 2015


  • Here’s a personal take on a year of newsy columns

    When thinking back on 2015, it’s hard not to get personal. It was a significant year for me as well as for the rest of the world.

    I’ve been writing this column since May 2013. I call it Dispatch New Mexico, though your local newspaper editor might call it something else: “filler” is one word that comes to mind; “brilliant insight” far less often. I started writing it at the same time I launched a statewide news service named the Community News Exchange, or CNEx, which serves mainly small-town newspapers around the state.