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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon - May 29, 2015
  • Another perspective - How important is San Juan Generating Station to NM?

    By Carla Sonntag

    How important is affordable electricity, 811 jobs and annual royalties and taxes of over $40 million to New Mexico? Not a concern at all for radical environmental groups that would like to see the San Juan Generating Station completely shut down and for the power to be replaced with solar energy. Their plan is estimated to cost $1.5 billion.

  • Just a Thought - How to rob yourself of joy

    By Rick Kraft

    Be joyous. Be joyous today. Be joyous and contagiously spread your joy to others.

    It all starts on the inside. It then continues on the inside. At some point it can end on the inside or it can continue on to the outside. What is important here is that you control your inside. You determine who can control your inside regardless of what others do on your outside.

    Another way to put this is to recognize that life is what you make it. Your experience in walking this world is primarily governed by what happens between your two ears.

  • Letter to the Editor - May 29, 2015

    Mineral Hill area roads a disaster

  • Editorial Roundup - May 29, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Times, Gainesville, Ga., on fallen service members (May 24):
    America’s lengthy roster of war dead began with 25,000 lost establishing our nation in the Revolutionary War, the first believed to be Crispus Attucks in the Boston Massacre of 1770. That was followed by 20,000 in the War of 1812 and 13,000 in the Mexican War in the 19th century.
    Another 600,000-plus fell on both sides in the Civil War, the nation’s bloodiest conflict by far, followed by 2,000 in the Spanish-American War to close the century.

  • Don’t drink and drive

    If you picked up a copy of Friday’s Optic, chances are you saw the ad purchased by Ray Collins.

    The ad shows the crumpled white minivan where five members of his family died after their vehicle was struck by a wrong-way driver whose blood alcohol content was four times the legal limit. At the bottom of the ad is a family photograph of Renée Collins-Gonzales, 39, Paul Gonzales, 35, Selena Gonzales, 10, Jacqueline Gonzales, 11 and Alisha Garcia, 17, who died in the crash, and of Arissa Garcia, the sole survivor of the crash.

  • Editorial cartoon - May 27, 2015
  • Work of Art: Two Broke Girls: moronic!

    For the past dozen years, the amount of the Trujillo family’s televiewing has dropped considerably. Whereas late last century we watched and at least kept track of dozens of programs — mostly half-hour sitcoms — today we watch things like Masterpiece Theater, a smattering of PBS offerings on Sunday, Keeping Up Appearances, 60 Minutes, and not much else.