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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: Grab a cup of covfefe; we’ve got ‘alot’ to cover

    During my years of teaching, I don’t believe I ever had students — even at the college level — who consistently spelled “a lot” as two words. To that I say, “’Alot’ of students can’t tell the difference.” I believe the bigger problem is simply using the wrong word. There are, after all, many synonyms for “a lot,” including “many” and “plenty.”

  • GOP should put America first

    The following editorial was published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 29:

    John Sirica was a Republican appointed to the bench by fellow Republican Dwight Eisenhower. Howard Baker was a Republican senator from Tennessee and the ranking Republican on the special Senate committee investigating the 1972 break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office building.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 4, 2017
  • Just a Thought: Lessons from ‘Hamilton’

    By Rick Kraft

    What can we learn from the hottest Broadway production in years? Plenty.

    If you like thought-provoking theater, US history, or catchy contemporary music, when the “Hamilton” production comes close to you, go see it. Inspired after reading a biography on Alexander Hamilton, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda spent several years and did a brilliant job of writing the theater production of Hamilton’s life.

    There are several themes in Miranda’s production that warrant mentioning and discussing.

  • Babbling Brooks - Lessons learned by the military must be taught

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    As I watched some of our military veterans move toward the barrels used in last week’s VFW Post 1457 Memorial Day flag-burning ceremony, I noticed that several young children were among the 50 people in attendance. I wondered what they’d been taught about the American military, its history, war and casualties and the walking wounded.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 4, 2017

    Church in need
    Among the many historical attractions in Las Vegas, there is one historical treasure that is often written about, and that is the Kilgen Pipe Organ located at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in old town.

    I won’t repeat the historical facts regarding this organ, but I do want to emphasis that this marvelous instrument belongs to all of us who live here. Most people know that the organ still needs expensive renovation to bring it to its full capacity.

  • Editorial Roundup - June 4, 2017

    The Santa Cruz Sentinel on Americans with Disabilities Act victims:

    California adopted reforms last year to curb predatory disability lawsuits, but, as evidenced by more state and federal proposals, the problem remains.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - June 2, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN! THIS ONE’S A DILLY