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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 1, 2012
  • Work of Art - Locals give edge to Patriots

    Except for the fact that more than half of them are Dallas Cowboy fans, it looks like a fairly balanced account of how this Sunday’s Super Bowl will turn out.

    At 4:28 p.m., as the world sits down to a big helping of football and meatball stew, the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants.

    The game features some of the cleverest, new commercials on TV, and that’s the reason at least one person interviewed plans to be watching on Sunday.

  • The idolatry of sports programs

    This is a sad day! Joe Paterno, “JoePa,” has died after a brilliant career, but under a cloud of scandal at the end. The greater tragedy, however, is that he and several others were willing to sacrifice young boys on the altar of the Penn State football program.

    God have mercy on us all for the sin of idolatry we have committed with our school and professional sports programs.

    Ed Littleton
    Ojo Feliz

  • Consolidation vs. division

    Gary Gold, chair of the West Las Vegas school board, is pushing the issue of consolidation in a responsible way. He’s taking it to his own school board.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 30, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Challenging the charter

    For crying out loud, the new city charter has been sitting there for two years, so why wait until after the Jan. 10 filing date to seek a summary judgment?

    The answer, from the man who wants to challenge the new charter, is that he should have done it earlier, but since he didn’t, it’s better to do it now rather than after the March 6 municipal elections.

  • Acupuncture needs to be included

    In 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, a health insurance reform law intended to ensure access to quality and affordable health insurance for all Americans. Starting in 2014, most health plans will be required to offer a comprehensive package of items and services to patients, known as “essential health benefits,” or EHB.

    Under the new law, EHB must cover certain specific services including emergency services, maternity and newborn care, prescription drugs as well as preventive and wellness services, among others.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! TERRIBLE TIMING. We understand the need to resolve certain legalities, once and for all, regarding the city’s new charter, but now?  Las Vegas councilor Andrew Feldman said the more he studied the new charter, which was passed by a majority of voters in 2000, the more he grew concerned, so now he’s ready to challenge it in court.