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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 21, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Trump is TV’s money-maker

    Trump is television’s money maker. Television created him. Now it’s being left to newspapers to rein him in.

    I’m talking about Donald Trump and the role the media have played in his ascension. Here’s a man who became a superstar TV celebrity in collusion with NBC, which began airing the reality show The Apprentice a dozen years ago. The show took the Trump brand beyond its New York City roots and into the homes of everyday Americans, making him a household name just as people were looking desperately for a change in national leadership.

  • Letter to the Editor - Oct. 21, 2016

    Trump a peddler of snake oil

    There is no doubt about it.  Donald Trump is an ace at grabbing interest, attention and headlines.  In the best tradition of all snake oil salesmen, he knows exactly what words to use to mesmerize his audience. And he knows exactly what buttons to push to get them to dig into their pockets and buy his product.

  • Protect kids from guns

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Port Huron (Michigan) Times Herald and was originally published on Oct. 14.

    According to research by the USA Today Network and The Associated Press in a series of stories published recently, close to 200 children nationwide were killed in accidental shootings in the first six months of 2016.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 19, 2016
  • Work of Art: No, I won’t chip in

    No, I won’t chip in. In our household, we’re comfortable and expect to have a bit of spare change left over when Bonnie and I pass on. But for now, we won’t chip in.

  • Cartel spawned opioid crisis

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Butler Eagle of Pennsylvania and was first published on Oct. 10.

    When confronted with a deadly force that could threaten your existence, it’s crucial to know as much as you can about the force before you respond. You can’t outrun a bear, for example, but shouting and pepper spray are likely to scare it away. Running from a bear could get you killed.

  • Letter to the Editor - Oct. 16, 2016

    Projects need funding
    So, let’s name a few of the major issues facing Las Vegas. A dwindling population, growing poverty, inadequate women’s health services, vacant boarded-up homes, food insecurity, water shortages, scandal-ridden educational institutions. The list goes on.