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Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia - Railroad by-passed Las Vegas

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    By 1871 there existed a transcontinental railroad across the United States, spanning the northern Great Plains, and soon plans were in place to run a rail line to the Southwest, roughly along the route of the Santa Fe Trail. Thus was commenced a new railway from Topeka, Kansas, to Santa Fe. (As early as 1863 the Atchison & Topeka Railroad added Santa Fe to its company name, when it decided that New Mexico’s capital city would be the southern destination of its rail line.)

  • Editorial Roundup - Sept. 12, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Tribune, Seymour on common sense and guns (Sept. 4):
    A little girl’s life was changed forever. A man’s life was brought to an abrupt end. A nation is left to wonder why and how it all happened.
    Recently, reports emerged from Arizona that a 9-year-old New Jersey girl had accidentally shot her firing-range instructor with an Uzi submachine gun. The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, was standing next to the girl when she squeezed the trigger.

  • A broken system

    Once again immigration reform has been pushed to the back burner, this time by President Barack Obama, who announced on Meet the Press over the weekend that he will wait until after the November midterm elections to take up the issue.

    Previously, Obama had threatened to issue an executive order by summer’s end if Congress failed to take up the matter.

    Now the Obama administration is pledging to act before the end of the year.

    We’re not holding our breath.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 10, 2014
  • Work of Art: Another ‘like’ column?

    A number of years and columns ago, I promised I wouldn’t be writing any more on the overuse of “like.” But like a traitor to the cause, I’m preparing just one more, hoping that by being nauseatingly whining, I can help cure the problem.

  • High court must step in

    Several religious organizations are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether it’s constitutional for states to outlaw gay marriage.

    The Mormon church joined The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Ethics & Religious Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the friend-of-the-court brief asking the nation’s highest court to hear Utah’s marriage case, according to The Associated Press.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 8, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Football takes a pounding

    It’s happening in stadiums all over the country. Football! — America’s most popular sport.

    It’s my favorite sport too, but that doesn’t mean I can turn a blind eye to the severe health consequences that can happen to those who participate.