Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon: July 1, 2016
  • Thumbs - July 1, 2016

    Kudos to Annette Velarde, the city of Las Vegas’ event coordinator, and to everyone else who had a hand in organizing this year’s Fiestas.  As with last year, organizers were able to book top-notch entertainment, including Sparx, Jerry Lopez and Crossroads, Carlos Medina, Al Hurricane Jr., Jerry Dean with Christian Sanchez, Gonzalo, Sorela and Brenda and Juan Ortega. The four-day event will also feature a carnival, parade and fireworks! With entertainment like this, our Fiestas are sure to be a big hit.

  • Dispatch New Mexico: Celebrating our freedoms, New Mexico style

    Around the corner is Independence Day, a holiday in which we celebrate the birth of these United States, and here in New Mexico, we have the history, heritage and diversity to do it up right.

    At first, sundry Native American tribes shared this harsh and enchanting landscape, but they were eventually overpowered and “assimilated” into the Spanish and Mexican ways that ruled the region into the mid-1800s. Then came U.S. troops to conquer and exploit the land and its peoples, and New Mexico became an untamed territory for an expansionist nation.

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 29, 2016
  • Editorial:Taxpayers deserve justice

    Former state Sen. Phil Griego is slated to be in court next week for a preliminary hearing that will determine whether sufficient evidence exists to move forward with a trial.

    And it’s likely that New Mexico lawmakers will be called to testify at that hearing, thanks to a ruling by state District Judge Brett Loveless. Loveless on Monday denied a request from the Legislative Council Service, the administrative arm of the Legislature.

  • A work of Art: Some like it cool

    Arthur says it’s hot. Arthur who? Arthur Mometer!

    Las Vegas is darn authentic. I toned down the official adverb here, the d-word, in keeping with my policy of not using in print words that some people deem profane.

    The “authentic” reference is one of several descriptions used through the ages for and about the Meadow City.

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 26, 2016
  • House leaders and gun debate

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Boston Globe and originally ran June 22.

    A clumsy act of censorship by House Republicans Wednesday says more about the party’s timidity than it could possibly have intended. The Republican leadership abruptly shut down the video feed from the House floor to prevent CSPAN viewers from seeing a protest by House Democrats, who were pressing for action on gun control.