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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 26, 2016

    Little progress made on animal welfare

    As a newcomer to Las Vegas, I am still captivated by the charm of this small western town, where the mountains meet the plains. I even considered buying a permanent home here. My experiences over the past year, however, particularly concerning animal welfare and safety, have given me cause to rethink that.

  • Just a Thought: What set of glasses are you wearing?

    “I can’t believe she doesn’t buy a new washing machine,” the neighbor stated with passion in her voice to her husband as she looked over her back yard fence at their neighbor’s dirty clothes drying on their clothesline. “Surely they can afford a machine that will clean their clothes.” Please allow me to come back to this.

    Stephen Covey said, “We see the world not as it is, but as we are.”

  • Palabras Pinturescas: ‘Picturesque New Mexico’ issue featured writer, pet dog

    The many boxes of books  we have at the ranch beg to be unpacked, classified, shared with family  and friends and more. The problem is ... I just can’t flip through them, then quickly move on to the next one.