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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 14, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! A VERY BAD DOZEN. Jose R. Griego, 65, who lives along Anton Chico Route, is facing his 12th DWI after being arrested nearly two weeks ago. Police reported that he was driving on a revoked license and without insurance, and that he failed to stay in his lane on NM 283, where he was pulled over and arrested.
    Fortunately, he didn’t hurt or kill anyone, this time around. And thankfully, he’s off the road, at least for a while.

  • Nuestra Historia - Kistler was ubiquitous provocateur

    Russ Kistler was not entirely preoccupied with race issues and division, and his Optic reported in earnest on virtually every local activity, though mostly about East Las Vegas.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Dec. 14, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoons - Dec. 14, 2012
  • Human Rights Day

    Where does the U.S. stand on human rights? While we can point to improvements in some areas, rights are too often ignored or attacked by the politicians we have elected to govern our country.

    During our recent unenlightening political campaign, the most important human rights issue of our time was never seriously mentioned: global warming and climate change.

  • Factual sources about fracking

    (Regarding Frank Splendoria’s letter published Nov. 30): I did not provide any sources regarding the reasons I support a ban on fracking because, in the Google age, anyone can “fact check” anything — as we know from the recent presidential debates. Of course, not everyone owns a computer or is computer savvy, so I respect your expressed openness to an honest discussion about the proven toxic legacy of fracking.

  • Clearing up ‘misinformation’

    In the Optic of Nov. 21, Mr. John Bemis, a former oil and gas employee, claimed: “There is so much misinformation about oil and gas that it’s our job to get the facts out ...” and then proceeded to give quite a bit of misinformation of his own.

  • Editorial Roundup - Dec. 14, 2012

    Winston-Salem Journal on the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction commission (Dec. 10) — As the days dwindle before the U.S. government reaches its fiscal cliff, there is a place where both parties should be looking to find a compromise.
    The Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction commission provides an outline for how Democrats and Republicans can come together and avoid the kind of mess to which we’ll wake on New Year’s Day if they fail to do so.