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Today's Opinions

  • Just a Thought: Experiencing life while lost in the woods

    By Rick Kraft

    It was after 10 p.m. on a very dark Canadian evening and we were lost in the woods ... literally. Out in nowhere in a land we had never been to before. Every street name was in French and we were unable to find the rustic resort we had made reservations to stay at.

  • Another Perspective: Want a say in New Mexico’s judges? Vote

    By Denise Torres and James Hall

    When you cast your vote in this year’s general election, you’ll have the opportunity to decide whether one Supreme Court Justice and three Court of Appeals judges stay on the bench by voting to retain or not retain.

    These elections, which are typically near the bottom of the ballot, probably involve individuals you’ve never heard of and know nothing about. Furthermore, you may not know how to assess whether they have been doing a good job.

  • Letters to the Editor - Oct. 23, 2016

    Don’t be hasty in passing judgment
    As a friend of Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron and resident of Las Vegas, I would hope that voters would at least give the mayor 12 months in office before passing judgment on her performance.

    I was surprised to read that the petition advocates claim that the last election was fraudulent. What proof do they have, whether it is one vote or 20? A win is a win. One cannot expect a new administration to fulfill campaign promises or anything else in seven months.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 21, 2016

    THUMBS UP! HOLE IN ONE
    Congratulations to Burt Bazan who is $10,000 richer today after having sunk a hole-in-one on hole No. 9 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. This took place during a tournament last Saturday. The prize was made possible by an insurance policy for such contests.  

    THUMBS DOWN! IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR

  • 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.