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Today's Opinions

  • Orgullo del Norte - Separating the war from the warrior

    “See those fields down there. They are not frijoles or corn, carnal. They are rice patties and we are not at home.”
    — Lorenzo Flores

    I had the pleasure of sitting down with Willie Salas in attempt to capture what the Vietnam War was to our sons, brothers, and fathers. In 1966 Willie didn’t go to the prom, he went to Vietnam. Willie went into the 1st Marine Division.

  • ‘Naturally occurring background levels’

  • Corporations should pay a fair share

    Readers who saw the photo published April 17 may appreciate more details about why people were out on the street outside Well Fargo bank on “Tax day.”

    As the photo shows, people carried signs calling for an end to tax loopholes employed by large corporations to avoid paying the federal income taxes to which much of the population is subject.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 27, 2011
  • ‘Gateway’ to better future

    It’s tough to be optimistic about Las Vegas’ economic future. A lack of water, and our everyday divisions, make growth difficult. We can’t attract industries that rely heavily on water, and our divisions tend to scare some people away. As a result of these and other problems, it’s difficult to see opportunity on the horizon.

  • Work of Art: Having a bone to pick

    “I have a bone to pick with you.” Really? Does anyone fail to understand the expression, meaning having a score to settle or an argument to advance?

    Methinks many of us — including and especially myself — must have come across this and other expressions and never really bothered to verify them, to discover what they really mean. Sometimes we use incorrect expressions without knowing so; other times we use them correctly but don’t know why.

    Here are some common terms, which, invariably get used wrong:

  • District 4 election in Tecolote is legal

    We read Diego Quintana’s April 14 letter to the editor, “Coop trying to hijack trustee election” with disappointment and disbelief. Quintana’s letter is factually incorrect and misrepresents the board’s actions regarding the May 10 District 4 meeting and election.    

  • Good service at Las Vegas MVD

    Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  Be it known to all, far and wide!

    Let the record show that I just received accurate, efficient, friendly, and helpful service at the Las Vegas MVD.

    Susie (Baldonado) answered my question and solved my problem in short order, and then waited patiently while I verified the solution.

    Thank you, Susie, and thank you, MVD.

    Susie Tsyitee
    Las Vegas