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Today's Opinions

  • Another Perspective: A Republican, and proud of it

    By Susan Tsyitee

    I have a rather impressive (sounding) place in local journalism. I am on the Editorial Board of the Optic. For the record, those of us on the board have a voice but not a vote, meaning we do not make editorial decisions as a group. This diverse group discusses anything and everything. We almost always walk away having agreed on something, in whole or in part and disagreed on others, but I have always left thinking I have been honestly heard, a privilege for which I am exceedingly grateful.

  • Letter to the Editor - Nov. 20, 2016

    Coming to terms with President Trump

    Now that the unthinkable (for me and most of my friends, and the pundits) has happened, and after the initial shock, I am seeking a few things to be hopeful about in a Trump presidency.

  • Just a Thought: A new world begins at Plymouth Rock

    By Rick Kraft

    It was almost 400 years ago on Nov. 19, 1620, when a group from England called Pilgrims, after a long journey across the Atlantic Ocean, first sighted land in what was later to become Cape Cod, Mass. They were traveling on a ship called the Mayflower. The ship’s captain, Christopher Jones, had been sailing west right off the map for over two months after leaving Plymouth, England on Sept. 16.

  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - It’s up to all of us to determine NM’s future

    What we do next may very well determine the fate of our state.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 18, 2016

    THUMBS UP! MORA RANGERETTES ARE STATE CHAMPS
    Congratulations to the Mora volleyball coach Jacquelyn Sanchez and her team on capturing the Class 2A state volleyball championship over the powerful Son Blazers of Mesilla Valley Christian. The championship win brings the long-sought-after blue trophy to Mora after three decades. The last time was in 1986. And congratulations to Stacy Fulgenzi and her Lady Cardinal volleyball team on its second-place finish at the 4A state volleyball finals.

    THUMBS DOWN! 86-YEAR-OLD MUGGED

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 18, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Kids’ lessons learned from Trump’s rise to power

    Let’s talk about the kids in the aftermath of this presidential election.

    Little pictures have big ears, and a lot of children, according to a range of reports from all over the nation, have been frightened by Donald Trump. In Albuquerque, there are reports of kids — a lot of them children of color — coming to school afraid their parents are going to be deported. Their fears, borne out of the Trump’s aggressive rhetoric, have school officials urging parents to talk with them about it.

  • Keep cracking the glass ceiling

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Dallas Morning News and was originally published on Nov. 10.

    Whether you voted for her or not, Hillary Clinton represented the biggest crack yet in the glass ceiling with her bid to become the first female president.

    She made girls truly believe that they can aspire to be whatever they want to be in life, even president of the United States.