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Today's Opinions

  • Death with dignity gaining favor

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune and was first published on Aug. 8.

    California has become the fourth state in the union to pass a law allowing assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Since 1997, when the concept was first codified in Oregon state law, it has become known as “aid in dying” and many people have traveled there to take advantage of the opportunity.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 10, 2016
  • Work of Art: 23 to 2: What a thriller!

    You take the lead, then you go into a stall, and you pray that you win the jump three more times.

    We’re not referring to heavy molten metal, entering a corral, being in a church service or what grasshoppers do. No, we mean  sports, old style.

    Let me explain:

    In 1933, in what was dubbed “The Game to Remember,” the East Las Vegas’ Cardinals beat the Santa Fe Demons 23-2.

  • Political courage

    Editor’s note: The following editorial on House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald Trump is from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and was first published in that Wisconsin newspaper on Aug. 2.
     

    This is what political courage looks like: U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna, a Republican from New York, told Syracuse.com Tuesday that he would not vote for Donald Trump for president. He will vote for Hillary Clinton.
    Trump, he said, is a “national embarrassment.”

    Take note, Paul Ryan.

  • Another Perspective: The stalling continues: How much will it cost?

    ¿Qué pasa?  During the City Council meeting back on June 8 and in the July 2 Optic, I raised an inquiry about delays in solving Las Vegas’ primary water issue, storage.  It’s now August and there still has been no visible action from the City.  Let me explain the issue again, with perhaps a little more detail, as I repeated at the City Council meeting on July 20.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Pleased by PED pick for West school board

    Thank you, state Public Education Department. Your decision to provide a fresh voice on the  West Las Vegas School District Board of Education that is not connected to politics is what is required to move a district forward. 

  • It’s as simple as addition and subtraction

    By Rick Kraft

    Let’s have some fun today and learn some math. We often make life more complicated than it is. We don’t have to be an expert at playing chess to plan three moves ahead in our lives. We don’t have to understand how electricity works to be able to enjoy its benefits. We don’t need to know how to solve algebra problems to be able to keep things balanced in this world.

    Life sometimes is as simple as addition and subtraction. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • Lawmaker’s Perspective: Hard truths demand that we set aside political differences

    New Mexico faces an economic crisis — not a budget crisis — that can be solved, but not easily, quickly or cheaply.

    We have not recovered from the Great Recession of 2008. Wages are up slightly in New Mexico, even considering inflation, but the number of jobs is well below pre-recession levels, and the state’s population is essentially unchanged since 2010, as people in their 20s and 30s move to other states in search of work. This is all reflected in the state’s budget, which is, as expected, about the same as it was in 2008.