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Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia - New Mexico trembled as territorial titans clashed

    Early territorial New Mexico saw the beginning of a collision which continues to this day, between a centuries-old social and cultural order, and the new American way. It would explode in an epic struggle between two priests, starting with the first elections for New Mexico’s territorial delegate to Congress.

  • Buck stops with the mayor

    It looks like the city of Las Vegas is in deep trouble. Two failed audits and lord knows what else. The buck stops with Mr. Mayor. It is much out of line, unprofessional, rude and other descriptive adjectives when you castigate your counselors.

  • Won’t be fooled again by consolidation talk

    We ain’t got no semáforos (traffic lights) in old town. Have you noticed? Certain taxpayers in certain areas of our town don’t get services. Like Rodney Dangerfield, our representatives do not get listened to — even when they provide sound advice and judgement to the rest of our city fathers.

  • Challenge charter on your own dime

    OK. I was expecting a challenge to the new city charter but not now and not by a member of the city council and not on my dime.

  • Why was King murdered?

    Who murdered Martin Luther King Jr.? (re: Tom McDonald’s column, “Conspiracy theories,” Jan. 9) That’s a no-brainer, isn’t it? James Earl Ray confessed to the crime and received a life sentence. Case closed.

    Three days after his conviction, Ray tried to rescind his confession and he spent the rest of his life trying to get a new trial, without success.

  • The campaign for literacy

    Congratulations to The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico for another successful event. Last week’s literacy fair — the third for Las Vegas in as many years — featured about 25 literacy-related booths, attracted more than 200 participants and was graced by the presence of the state’s First Gentleman, Chuck Franco.

  • 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.