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Today's Opinions

  • On politics and numbers

    In today’s politically charged climate, it’s easy to get suspicious. In fact, it’s a good idea to be skeptical of just about anything said by or on behalf of either candidate for president. However, in the case of the latest unemployment figures, it’s hard to see any plausible reason to believe a conspiracy took place to cook the numbers in Obama’s favor.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 10, 2012
  • Work of Art - Time for toast

    On my Facebook page there’s a photo album which I call “Desperately Seeking a Caption.” I often put a humorous photo on display and invite Facebook friends to come up with a caption as inane as the photo.

    This time I posted a photo I took on our last visit to our family in Copenhagen, Denmark. Surprisingly, a half dozen people jumped in.

    I took the picture in the kitchen. The subject is an odd electrical object which combines two handy appliances.

  • ‘Moving forward’ for whom?

    First let me congratulate Mayor Alfonso Ortiz and councilors Joey Herrera and Vince Howell. These three elected officials are truly by and for the people. Las Vegas is finally in tune with the rest of the country that is moving forward and no matter what we the citizens have to say.

  • Troubled tenure

    Thomas Garcia’s resignation as superintendent of the Mora Independent School District is, to say the least, timely.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 8, 2012
  • Water necessitates fracking ban

    The Weather report on Channel 7 for Saturday, Sept. 15, had the following information: “More than half of New Mexico is in severe drought or worse.”

  • Editor's Note - Defining the center

    Here’s my take on the political center, which is a mighty important place to be this year, since a relative handful of independent moderates are going to decide the presidential election.

    You’re in the center if:
    • You believe in government, under restraints. You think government should be smaller in its size and scope, but it should also be big enough to look out for and respond to citizens’ needs. You realize that government is sometimes part of the problem, but you also know it’s the solution from time to time.