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Today's Opinions

  • Equal, with minds of our own

    I read the rebuttal to Tom McDonald’s July 4 editorial. I personally feel that Mr. McDonald runs a good newspaper, and that he is very fair. Mr. McDonald has the same right as all of us to express our freedom of speech. He only writes what is his opinion, and what he thinks.

  • This is still a great nation

  • U.S. loves and proliferates war

    The good old U.S.A. loves war. It proliferates war. It has always loved war. It loves killing, maiming, injuring, and incapacitating human beings, including it’s own citizens. This government loves war.

  • A new online addiction

    Over the last couple of weeks I have to confess that I’ve developed a serious addiction.

    I used to be someone who wakes up in the morning to check the daily news headlines and have a bowl of cereal. But lately, I have to indulge this addiction first. In fact, I indulge almost any moment I can steal away from work or anything else I happen to be doing at the time.

    In my defense, I don’t think this is a terribly bad addiction. Except of course, that this new addiction simply adds to a prior addiction I already had.

  • Concerned about lack of incinerator

    It bothers me to learn that there isn’t any money to build a new incinerator to dispose of dead animals. Seems to me that those who respect humane treatment of animals (dead or alive) would  also be concerned.  

    I would encourage the city to aggressively request and seek funding for this project.  I appreciate Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron’s concern and hope others will  also express their thoughts.  Quality of life does not only apply to humans, and a community that doesn’t  accommodate the needs of all creatures

  • Mil Gracias

    We the coaches of the Las Vegas Little League 10-11 year old boys All Star team would like to thank the following businesses who contributed monetary donations for our travel expenses to the district tournament in Taos.

  • Block must resign

    While we’re usually glad to defer to the wisdom of the voters, in the case of Jerome Block Jr. we must say that he never should have been elected in the first place. Northern New Mexico did a disservice to itself by choosing him to represent District 3 on the Public Regulation Commission.

  • Handwriting off the wall

    Remember those looping, joined-up letters that for centuries have stood as signs of education and sophistication? We used to call that bit of artistry penmanship, or, so as not to offend anyone, let’s call it “penpersonship.”