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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon - July 25, 2015
  • Editorial cartoon - July 25, 2015
  • Editorial Roundup - July 25, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Dallas Morning News on Donald Trump (July 20):

    Donald Trump’s conduct merits public repudiation
    A Republican gut check is in order regarding pursuit of the White House. The fact that billionaire Donald Trump ranks at the top in poll popularity among 16 presidential candidates offers a glimpse of the dangers ahead if shock-jock antics are allowed to shape the GOP agenda.

  • Just a Thought - I really didn’t say everything I said

    By Rick Kraft

    “Ninety percent of the game is half mental. ”What? That statement doesn’t even make sense. Don’t ask questions, it was said by Yogi Berra!

    This is just one of many quotes of “wisdom” by baseball great Yogi Berra, who apparently wasn’t too bright with numbers.He also once said “90 percent of short putts don’t go in.” Each of these quotes supports the premise that four out of three individuals are poor at fractions!

  • Letters to the Editor - July 24, 2015

    Our missing girls
    I wish to thank the Optic for giving prominent coverage to the report on the American Association of University Women’s Tech Trek free residential camp for eighth grade girls, just held at New Mexico Highlands University. I talked extensively with some of the members of the local branch of the AAUW and learned of the joyful enthusiasm of participating girls from throughout the state.

  • Another perspective - A worthwhile investment

    By Rebecca Latham

    Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to join Gov. Susana Martinez as she delivers an important message across the Land of Enchantment: Tourism is on the rise and is bringing dollars and jobs to New Mexico.

    For the third straight year, New Mexico saw record-breaking tourism growth, with 32.7 million people traveling our state in 2014. That’s 500,000 more visitors than in 2013, a boost that is exposing more people than ever before to our cultural heritage and unparalleled adventure.   

  • Editorial cartoon - July 22, 2015
  • A thrilling achievement

    “The revelations of New Horizons may help us to understand better how our solar system was formed. We explore because we are human, and we want to know. I hope that Pluto will help us on that journey.”
    — Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking

    The magnitude of what scientists have been able to accomplish with NASA’s New Horizons mission is astonishing and is an exciting reminder of why our nation must continue to invest in space exploration.