Today's Opinions

  • Cartel spawned opioid crisis

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Butler Eagle of Pennsylvania and was first published on Oct. 10.

    When confronted with a deadly force that could threaten your existence, it’s crucial to know as much as you can about the force before you respond. You can’t outrun a bear, for example, but shouting and pepper spray are likely to scare it away. Running from a bear could get you killed.

  • Letter to the Editor - Oct. 16, 2016

    Projects need funding
    So, let’s name a few of the major issues facing Las Vegas. A dwindling population, growing poverty, inadequate women’s health services, vacant boarded-up homes, food insecurity, water shortages, scandal-ridden educational institutions. The list goes on.

  • Editorial Roundup - Oct. 16, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Lima (Ohio) News on organ donations (Oct. 6):
    Giving the gift of hope and life through an organ transplant is both precious and powerful...
    Providing someone a second chance at life is a noble gift that most of us support, including nearly all organized religions. Yet, far too few people have actually joined a registry or discussed the topic of donation with their families.
    That’s a tragedy in itself as it has led to a tremendous shortage of organs and tissues.

  • Just a Thought: Beginning another trip around the sun

    By Rick Kraft

    Endings have a way of becoming beginnings and beginnings a way of becoming endings. With a birthday this week I ended one trip around the sun and began another. This will be my 59th trip.

    My wife says that aging is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the quicker the roll goes. I am not sure if I agree with her, but I would agree that the urgency of life increases as the years spin by.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 16, 2016


  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 14, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - NM’s election not going to pot

    Thanks, Albuquerque Journal, for providing the best snapshot to date of New Mexicans’ political leanings this election cycle. Not everything they asked likely voters about is on this year’s general election ballots, but they certainly play into the equation.

  • Giving rise to populism

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Alton, Illinois, Telegraph and was originally published on Oct. 8:

    Whatever the outcome of November’s presidential election, one particular note should be apparent to political leaders going forward: Populism is alive and strong in American politics.

    But it’s not unique to the United States this year; populism is trending globally.