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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Roundup - Jan. 16, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Day of New London on reducing suicides among veterans (Jan. 8)
    While we recently leveled criticism at U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal for his tendency to shoot from the lip and not let facts get in his way, his announcement this week that he is reintroducing a bill intended to reduce suicides among military veterans deserves a big thumbs up.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 16, 2015

    Lopez deserving of recognition
    Congratulations to the East Las Vegas Board of Education for recognizing Mr. Silas Lopez for his contributions to education in Las Vegas. Mr. Lopez was a teacher in the West Las High School for several years before he transferred to Robertson.

  • An attack on all of us

    “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”
    — Quote attributed to Voltaire

    The tragedy played out more than 5,100 miles away from us, but we should all take note of last week’s senseless terrorist attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

  • Editorial cartoon - Jan. 14, 2015
  • Work of Art: Remember English Usage Exam?

    As I look back, almost exactly 50 years, to the time when all Highlands students who hoped to graduate needed to pass the university-devised English Usage Exam, I realize it wasn’t so hard after all.

  • Keep politics out of it

    In the coming weeks and months the Highlands University presidential search committee and, ultimately, the university’s Board of Regents will be hard at work vetting applicants for the Highlands presidency.

    It’s impossible to overstate the importance of the work they will be doing. The person selected as the university’s next president will set the tone and course of the next several years at Highlands.

  • Editorial cartoon - Jan. 12, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - A tale of two perspectives

    As part of my work, and for pleasure, I read newspapers from all over the state — and two in particular recently stood out.

    Such different perspectives they have, and by “they” I don’t mean the newspapers’ editors. I’m talking about communities that the Las Vegas Optic and the Lovington Leader serve. And nowhere are their differences as stark as they are in dealing with the oil and gas industry.