Today's Opinions

  • Just a Thought: Victims or heroes? The choice is yours

    “Honey, call 911. My flight’s been hijacked. I know we’re all going to die. I’m not giving up. We’re getting ready to do something. There’s three of us who are going to do something about it. I love you, honey.”

    These were the words spoken by 38-year-old Tom Burnett 3,000 feet in the air over the skies of Pennsylvania on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, to his wife, Deena, who was having breakfast at home in California. Tom was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 93.

  • Negotiating disasters

    Flooding is the latest in a line of weather catastrophies that have struck the U.S. this year. Hurricane Irene — which did huge damage to New England even after it had downgraded to tropical storm status — has created yet another disaster, with cost estimates in the billions of dollars.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 7, 2011
  • Work of Art: Wish to friend someone?

    In the past few days, I performed two highly unusual acts: I chose to gift a relative and to friend someone on Facebook. You say this is no big deal?

    Let me explain:

    At the school I attended three-fourths of my life ago, Immaculate Conception, in Las Vegas, our English teacher, Margaret Kennedy (after whom Highlands’ Kennedy Hall is named), drilled into us the notion that there are verbs and there are nouns.

  • Labor Day 2011

    On this day to celebrate the hardworking men and women who keep this country going, we  can’t help but wonder what’s in store for this great nation. Is the American economy teetering, as some are suggesting, on collapse? Normally, we’d consider such a view to be hyperbole — spoken by fearmongers with a vested interest in the illusion of catastrophe — but this time there seems to be ample evidence that America is indeed in dire straits.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 5, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Thoughts on working

    If you are a working stiff, sweating away eight or more hours a day for someone who’s making the “big bucks,” there’s a good chance that you feel unappreciated.

  • Use of money inappropriate

    The use of federal monies allegedly intended to offer training and technical assistance to the West Las Vegas Head Start program was inappropriately used by the WLV school board members and staff. In this current economic climate, the information obtained in Las Vegas (Nevada) could have been easily obtained over the Internet and it (information) is more than likely included in the federal specifications for the use of Head Start monies.