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Today's Opinions

  • Why don’t we tax wealth?

    Whatever happened to fairness? Isn’t looking out for your friends and neighbors a traditional American value? Why don’t we ask the wealthy individuals and big corporations to pay more tax so that essential services to the poor and vulnerable are not cut?

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the Mariachi Cardenal Infantil Group, we would like to express our thanks to the community for their support. The group attended the Mariachi Spectacular conference in Albuquerque last week and had the opportunity to showcase their talents against groups from around the United States and Mexico.

  • Spanish Market

    Ronald Samuel Garcia, a self-taught santero, will be among a group of artists showcasing their work during this weekend’s 60th Traditional Spanish Market on the Santa Fe Plaza.
    Garcia, a native of El Carmen in Mora County, will feature his New Mexican retablos, relief carvings and “Mora Style bultos,” carvings of religious figures.

  • Disturbing closure

    Las Vegas is not a rich town. Sure, some people here have deep pockets, but there are far more who endure unemployment and underemployment, which create poverty-level conditions and a host of problems that go with such desperate circumstances.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 25, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: A history of divisions

    If you haven’t figured it out by now, I have a passion for history. In fact, that’s part of the reason I was drawn to journalism. Newspapers, it’s been said, record “the first draft of history.”

    In 1879, the founder of this newspaper, Russell Kistler, did more than just write the “first draft.” He also made history. Unfortunately, part of his legacy can be found in the divisions that helped define Las Vegas.

  • Our Jewish ancestry

    This letter is in response to conversation in the community, as well as the article in the Optic describing the vandalism in our local cemetery. There have been many who are attempting to make a connection between Reies Lopez Tijerina and his “followers” to the vandalism.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN - MEDIOCRE MONSOONS. Despite this week’s rain, the monsoon season has been a disappointment. We need much more moisture to offset dismally dry conditions.
    Meanwhile, other parts of the country are suffering from extreme temperatures, with heat indexes rising as high as 130 degrees in parts of the Midwest. While we’d like to believe that this is just one of those super-hot summers, we fear it’s the new normal. Earth may indeed have passed the “tipping point” toward global warming.