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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 4, 2012
  • Work of Art - Got a Magic Marker?

    Several months back, around the time Highlands University developed its own license plate, I jumped in line for one of the lower numbers.

    Sharon Caballero, in charge of selling the new tags, called me when someone cancelled an order, and I was able to draw HU00011. A second plate, HU00211, which fits my second car, I got directly from the local motor vehicle department, unaware that Highlands had a stash of the lower-numbered plates.

    Not bad! The lower number makes me feel oh so important; the higher number, 211, reminds me I ought to weigh a lot less than that.

  • Limbaugh still made his point

    Concerning a letter to the editor entitled, “Birth control the moral choice,” with the lead sentence, “Rush Limbaugh thinks women who use birth control are sluts”:

    If the writer had listened to Limbaugh’s discussions on the Senate hearing involving a female student’s testimony that government pay for student’s birth control (sometimes a $3,000 cost per year for a student), the writer would know Limbaugh never said birth controllers are sluts, or ever intimated women “go back to the Dark Ages.”

  • A dubious ordinance

    As the Las Vegas City Council moves closer to passing proposed Ordinance 12-06, titled the Las Vegas Community Water Rights and Local Self Government Ordinance, let’s take a closer look at it. In our opinion, it’s a statement more than a law.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 2, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Witching for water

    I first heard about them in the Appalachia Mountain region of Eastern Kentucky — “diviners” they were called there. And last week, one of them — a native of Trujillo who now lives in Las Vegas, came to see me.

    Salvadore Higgins said he’s been “witching” for water since the late 1970s. His ability to find underground water veins by walking around with a wire in his hand must be a God-given talent, he said. And, indeed, there is no conclusive scientific explanation for what he does.

  • Where is the compassion?

    The Republican leadership wants the freedom not to tax the wealthy in such a fashion that they would contribute their fair share. They want the freedom for the rich to grow richer and the rest of us to grow poorer.

    The Republicans admit that they want to make big cuts to Medicaid, food stamps and other programs. The Republicans would not raise taxes on the rich.

    Where is the compassion? They do not see this as a moral issue. My God does not allow me to worship money.

    Henry L. Lujan
    Las Vegas
     

  • Mil Gracias - April 2, 2012

    The 18th annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad took place on March 9 in Ilfeld Auditorium to a sold-out crowd despite the wintery weather.  In my estimation, it was, as in years past, a tremendous success, thanks to each of the performers who were applauded by a respectful and appreciative audience. Once again, we were all treated to the talent, passion and effort invested by each performer.