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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Campos in the running

    Sen. Pete Campos of Las Vegas had his first real election challenge in some time when, earlier this year, Rep. Thomas Garcia ran against him in the Democratic primary. Campos captured re-election unopposed in November.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 12, 2012
  • Work of Art - Things smell all right

    A long-held belief — whether it’s based on myth, practice or even superstition — says that whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

    Taking that analogy a step farther, we can then assume that a broken bone actually heals and becomes tougher, or a person who survives a particular illness soon become impervious to that ailment, a kind of immunity.

    It was later in life that I heard many versions of the “makes us stronger” mantra, usually on the football field or at some athletic event.

  • Hanukkah and heritage

    Hanukkah, which began Saturday night and lasts through Sunday, may not be the dominant December holiday in New Mexico; it is still celebrated by many and serves as a reminder that Jews have played an important role in New Mexico, and especially here in Las Vegas.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 10, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Throwing a pity party

    Think I’ll throw myself a pity party.  I caught a cold, I’m overworked, I’m gaining weight from my comfort food and I have no company to enjoy my misery with, so I’m in good shape to invite you in as I feel sorry for myself.

    Join me as I lay out some of the reasons why my life sucks: