Today's Opinions

  • Dispatch New Mexico - A blue state in a sea of red

    The state of our state just shifted with the last election, more so than most of the other states that felt the punch of a Donald Trump insurgency. Here in New Mexico, we’ll be feeling it politically, economically — and culturally.

    Whether it’s for better or worse, we’ll soon see.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 9, 2016


  • Small businesses are the backbone

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Lehighton Times-News of Pennsylvania and was originally published on Nov. 28.

    Last weekend, while Americans were recovering from their Thanksgiving feasting, the nation’s retailers were having their Super Bowl.

    The sales push began on Thanksgiving Day and continued into Black Friday for major retailers, leading into Small Business Saturday and then into Cyber Monday.

    Small businesses, defined as having 500 or fewer employees, have long been the backbone of the U.S. economy.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 7, 2016
  • Work of Art: Skype calls are complicated

    Many people my age are thankful for there being younger people around to figure out things that often baffle us oldsters. Case in point: We received a text message from our former foreign exchange students, Phaedra Wouters and Ana Granado, asking us to join them for a conference chat at 8 Sunday morning. This call differs from so many other kinds of calls we send and receive. We panicked, as the idea of being able to see the callers is a bit of a novelty.

  • Another Perspective: Is city water enhancement program dying?

    By Bob Wessely

    Numerous questions about Las Vegas’ Water Enhancement Program have been raised at City Council meetings and elsewhere over the past six months. Clear answers have not been forthcoming. We hope the problem is simply poor communication vehicles, not that unpleasant facts are being deliberately hidden.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Home is where …

    By Beth Urech

    Last year I began my Christmas column with “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” I added that here I can see the stars from my back porch. All I have to do is look up.

    Since then we have moved from Ninth to Seventh Street. I can still see the stars, and now it’s from my very own front porch. The first porch I have ever owned — attached to a sweet little bungalow, of course.

  • The Medal of Freedom

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Chicago Tribune and was originally published on Nov. 23.

    Think of a president of the United States as the world’s most powerful fanboy — or, someday, fangirl.