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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: We’re going for Round 2

    We’ve done it again. Or, to be a bit more accurate, let me change that to “We’ve almost done it again.”

    I refer to our second round of hosting young people from far away as our foreign exchange students. The last round, we kept two girls from across the Atlantic, for almost 10 months. They spent the school year enrolled at West Las Vegas High School and stayed an extra month because their schools, in Spain and Belgium, respectively, run weeks later than most American schools.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - I’m scared to death

    By Beth Urech

    I’m scared to death! Well, not literally. But panic-mode for sure. Maybe an anxiety attack lurking at the lectern. Why do we get stricken with fear when we are in the spotlight?

    Germans say “Lampenfieber.” A fever of the lights.”Miedo escénico” en español.

  • Help with student loans

    The following editorial was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 6:

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has withdrawn Obama administration guidance that would have required the companies that service federal student loans to accept consumer-protection clauses as part of their new contracts.

    But if the servicers don’t want to serve borrowers, maybe Congress should remove the servicers from the system.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 14, 2017
  • Just a Thought: Things my mother always told me…

    By Rick Kraft

    My mother always told me, “When you wash your hands in the sink, the dirt is supposed to wash down the drain, not be wiped on the towel.” My mother generally told me this in an agitated voice, obviously upset because the hand towel by the sink was covered in dirt and had to be put in the wash again.

  • Editorial Roundup - May 14, 2017

    The Altoona (Pa.) Mirror, May 8, on Hillary Clinton in denial:

    Hillary Clinton apparently believes 26.4 million American women hate themselves, along with everyone else of their gender.

    During an interview last week, Clinton was asked why she thought she lost the presidential election last fall. In typical fashion, she blamed everyone but herself and everything but her record and policies.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 14, 2017

    Thank teachers

    This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. We have wonderful teachers and education employees! We need to celebrate the incredible teaching happening all over New Mexico.

    New Mexico has more students graduating and better test results, thanks to teachers!

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - May 12, 2017

    THUMBS UP! A GOOD CHOICE
    The U.S. Senate made the right choice in nominating New Mexico’s Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary. Wilson, a Republican, received a 76-22 favorable vote from the GOP-led chamber. Wilson is no stranger to New Mexico, her having served five terms in Congress.

    THUMBS UP! WHY AREN’T WE SURPRISED?