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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 15, 2017
  • Another Perspective: PA treasure worth restoring

    By Bonnie Bolton

    What is a community treasure? Is it people, buildings, cultural traditions? Webster defines it as wealth, often jewels or precious metals.

    Las Vegas has many community treasures in the categories suggested. However, the most precious, in my opinion, is a 137 year-old mixture of wood, metals, leather and ivory enclosed in a Gothic box.

  • A disservice to our nation

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The (New London) Day (Conn.), and was originally published on Feb. 7.

    President Trump won the presidency running as an insurgent. But he barely won, receiving 46 percent of the popular vote and finishing nearly 3 million votes behind the Democratic candidate. If not for the Electoral College system, he would not be president. His unsubstantiated ranting that millions voted illegally — all against him, of course — does not change those facts.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Love is in the Air

    By Beth Urech

    Valentine’s Day was my mother’s birthday. When she turned 80, my brother gave her a sweatshirt proclaiming “No more birthdays! Just Valentine’s Day!” which she wore every birthday for the next 13 years. After Mother died Sep. 5, 2005, we were all involved in her memorial service.

    Thomas created the program, Sarah sang “Amazing Grace.” My mother’s middle name was Grace so that was especially fitting. I said a few words. My brother dealt with the funeral director, but that’s another story.

  • A shameful appointment

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The New York Times and was originally published on Feb. 7.

    “Government really sucks.” This belief, expressed by the just-confirmed education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in a 2015 speech to educators, may be the only qualification she needed for President Trump.

    Ms. DeVos is the perfect cabinet member for a president determined to appoint officials eager to destroy the agencies they run and weigh the fate of policies and programs based on ideological considerations.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - Colleges, universities must adapt to students’ changing needs

    Our colleges and universities are, and have always been, an integral part of New Mexico’s economic development plans for preparing young adults and retraining older New Mexicans for jobs around the state. But our higher education system is staid and close to moribund, reluctant to shed the model and processes that have worked well in the past.

    Higher education must change, and we must help it change, to meet the changing needs of students and their future employers.

  • Just a Thought: Celebrating differences between the sexes

    By Rick Kraft

    Adam did not get a choice in who his wife was. God made that decision for him. In the Bible, Genesis 2:22, we are told “Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.” Although not stated in the scripture, God probably said something along the lines of “Adam, here is Eve.” I am sure Adam had some interesting visits with God about Eve.