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Today's Opinions

  • Joining the independents

    John Graham reports from Lovington, but he does a lot more than that.

    When something's happening in his hometown, Graham often goes out and covers it for his paper, the Lovington Leader. Then he goes back to his desk (in his publisher's office, because he also owns the paper) to write the story, process a photo or two and get it all placed on a page.

  • We turn to you, Alabama

    By Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, professional in residence at Kent State University’s school of journalism and author of two books.
    Like so many women in recent days, I’ve discovered a renewed interest in who and what I was at age 14.
    My freshman portrait in my high school yearbook is smaller than most “forever” postage stamps. What a skinny, wide-eyed scaredy-cat I was back then. You could fit everything I knew about the world in one of the cups of my starter bra.
    That was 1973.
    Six years later, it was Leigh Corfman’s turn to be 14.

  • Just the tip of the iceberg?

    Las Vegas, N.M. — where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.
    Well, maybe that’s not the perfect description of our Meadow City. But the shock waves are as palpable as if they originated here.
    That topic ­— and others of that ilk ­— took up part of the time we news personnel devoted to the increasingly frequent reports of various sexual impropriety around the country.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

  • Hey, legislators: Opioids, meth are not talking points

    It would be tough to pick out one single issue that is somehow more important than others for the 2017 New Mexico Legislature to address.

    However, if the legislature can attack opioids and methamphetamines with meaningful bills on this front that Gov. Susana Martinez will sign, the Optic Editorial Board will gladly accept this as a top priority.

  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

    Light, hope

    As we had done for many years during the Las Vegas Light Parade, members of our local Amnesty International group planned to gather once again this Dec. 2 at Travelers Cafe on the Plaza to share some of the hope being expressed by Las Vegans with a small group of people who are in particular need of encouragement.

  • Using three jars to attain financial stability

    Just a Thought ... By Rick Kraft

    If you keep doing what you’re doing, you are going to keep getting what you’re getting.

  • Local and state leaders: Luna needs your help

    By Joe McCaffrey

     

    “We have meet the enemy and he is us.”

    Watt Kelly, Pogo, (April 22, 1970).

    Gov. Susana Martinez; Secretary of the New Mexico of Higher Education Department, Dr. Barbara Damron; and, San Miguel District Attorney, Richard Flores, Luna Community College needs your help.