Today's Opinions

  • Centrist candidates

    While many on the left and the right will disagree, we submit that more than anything else, America needs a centrist leader. And while it might seem that the battlelines are being drawn elsewhere, the 2012 presidential election will likely be a contest between a centrist left incumbent and a centrist right challenger.

    And if we were going to put our money on any of the Republican Party candidates, we’d wager that Mitt Romney will be the challenger facing President Obama.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 19, 2011
  • Work of Art: They gave it to she and I

    Martha Johnsen often poses questions on tricky grammar issues.

    Monday, on her morning radio program, she asked which of the two is correct: “He and his wife” or “Him and his wife”?

  • What’s owed

    San Miguel County officials are preparing another batch of liens against property owners who have run up thousands of dollars in unpaid trash collection bills. Last week, the finance department gave commissioners a list of 207 property owners who owe between $1,199 and $1,742 on accounts going back to mid-2003. Altogether, we’re told, the tab totals about $300,000.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 17, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Protests and movements

    Late last week, as soon as I read that more “Occupy” protests were being organized in New Mexico, including one each in Taos and Santa Fe, I immediately wondered why one has yet to take place here in Las Vegas.

    After all, we’re about as left-wing a town as you’ll find in this state, so why are protests being staged elsewhere but not here?

  • GOP will regret class war

    Now that the Republicans have alerted the populace that there is a class war in the USA, protests are springing up all over the country. Twenty percent of all American children lives in poverty. This is not fair. Americans are protesting against greed. Republicans will regret this class war.

    The military-industrial complex is outnumbered by the rest of us. The Republican leadership continues to defend the rich.

    The protesters want to clean the environment, help small business owners, the working class, the old, the sick and the poor.

  • Fracking column highlighted greed

    Thank you for the poignant and very pertinent article (Oct. 3) regarding the effects of fracking. This is just one more example of corporate greed and disregard for the environment and health.

    Until we hold corporations accountable and prevent them from doing anything they want to do for profit, we are doomed. Until we all are more self-governing in doing what is right in a seventh-generation model, we need government regulation to protect us and the planet. I applaud any government official who is willing to stand strong against corporate greed.