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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoons - Nov. 23, 2016
  • Work of Art: Grateful for avoiding pedestrian

    I came close to creating another obituary for the Optic as I drove downtown on Hot Springs Boulevard Thursday night.

    I proofread all the obits after La Gente Editor Mercy López places them on the page. Thus, it’s safe to say we have a long-time vested interest in what appears on the Optic’s page three.

    On Hot Springs, as one approaches the Behavioral Health Institute, the speed limit drops from 45 to 35. I slowed down and soon noticed a woman close to the middle of the street.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Over the moon

    By Beth Urech

    One year ago, my first Beth Speaks for Herself column was published in The Las Vegas Optic. I was over the moon. By the way, did you see the Supermoon (officially the perigee-syzgy)? I watched it rising at the Highlands Observatory with my husband Mark, Joe McCaffrey, Ryan Rudolph, Elena Adali Jimenez, Henry R. Sanchez and other ardent moon gazers.

  • Obamacare is still law

    With Donald Trump having been elected president, many are wondering about the future of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. The controversial law requires all Americans to have health insurance; it provides subsidies to help individuals buy the insurance, and it contains penalties for those who fail to secure coverage.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 20, 2016
  • Another Perspective: A Republican, and proud of it

    By Susan Tsyitee

    I have a rather impressive (sounding) place in local journalism. I am on the Editorial Board of the Optic. For the record, those of us on the board have a voice but not a vote, meaning we do not make editorial decisions as a group. This diverse group discusses anything and everything. We almost always walk away having agreed on something, in whole or in part and disagreed on others, but I have always left thinking I have been honestly heard, a privilege for which I am exceedingly grateful.

  • Letter to the Editor - Nov. 20, 2016

    Coming to terms with President Trump

    Now that the unthinkable (for me and most of my friends, and the pundits) has happened, and after the initial shock, I am seeking a few things to be hopeful about in a Trump presidency.

  • Just a Thought: A new world begins at Plymouth Rock

    By Rick Kraft

    It was almost 400 years ago on Nov. 19, 1620, when a group from England called Pilgrims, after a long journey across the Atlantic Ocean, first sighted land in what was later to become Cape Cod, Mass. They were traveling on a ship called the Mayflower. The ship’s captain, Christopher Jones, had been sailing west right off the map for over two months after leaving Plymouth, England on Sept. 16.