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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 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.