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Today's Opinions

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Upcoming legislative session promises to be lively

    Lock up your cash, bar the doors and hide the booze: The legislature is about to come to order.

    The New Mexico Legislature convenes next week, and it promises to be a feisty one. The 60-day session begins on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and will run through March 18.

  • The scourge of Alzheimer’s

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Portland Press Herald of Maine and was originally published on Jan. 3.

    Alzheimer’s disease is our most expensive illness, costing an estimated $236 billion last year, including nearly 1 in every 5 dollars spent through Medicare.

    It is also one of our most devastating, ripping from seniors the precious memories of their long lives, and taking from friends and family members the person they knew. For all involved, it makes the final months or years before death excruciatingly sad and painful.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 11, 2017
  • Work of Art: A career-ending punch

    What do you suppose Ed, Art and Art Jr. did Monday night? One safe bet is that these Abreu family members gathered around a TV set to watch the national college championship football game between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

    And why any particular interest in this game? They watched because they enjoy high-quality football but mainly because Ed, who is the son of Edward Leland Abreu, was a starting player for the South Carolina team some 39 years ago, in the Gator Bowl.

  • Sanctioning Russia

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Denver Post and was originally published Dec. 30.

    President Barack Obama’s decision to punish Russia for orchestrating a hacking campaign meant to influence the 2016 election is a welcome move, and one that should be supported by good patriots everywhere.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 8, 2017
  • Straight from the City: A view from 50,000 feet

    I’ve written columns about some of the things we’re doing at the city to make things better, but I haven’t really shared with you the vision, the view from 50,000 feet that brings all of this together.

    I’m going to take a swing at that today.

    Las Vegas is a city with a proud and unique history. We have a great deal of wealth here. It lies in our culture, our people, our natural surroundings, our stories, our art, our architecture. Our wealth is beneath our feet and in our neighbors and all around us.

  • Just a Thought: Seeking stability in a world of storms

    By Rick Kraft

    I don’t know much about cows, but I’ve been told that to get maximum production from a cow, she needs to have a regular routine. The more disruptions in a cow’s routine, the less milk she produces.

    This concept applies to humans also. Life needs to have a routine. Most of it needs to be predictable. Predictability and stability mixed with goals and adventures can lead to a great existence.