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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoons - Dec. 5, 2014
  • Another Perspective: NM needs a thoughtful plan for the future ­— now

    The political punditry in the aftermath of the recent elections has focused on the inevitable political maneuvering while missing an essential point: citizens are tired of the bickering and rhetoric and are desperate for real solutions to real problems.

  • Editorial Roundup - Dec. 3, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Kansas City Star on national defense (Nov. 30):
    Between Thanksgiving and events in Ferguson, Americans might have missed the rhetorical gymnastics on display after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation.
    The White House and congressional Republicans flipped and flopped, jockeying for partisan cover and gain. Meanwhile, America’s ability to engage on an increasingly complex and chaotic international stage is compromised.

  • Letters to the Editor - Dec. 5, 2014

    Cartoon on ISIS was appalling

  • Shopping locally

    Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are all behind us, but if you’re like most of us, chances are you still have several names you haven’t crossed off your shopping list. As you set out to find those perfect gifts, we encourage you to give local merchants a shot at your business.

    It’s no secret that it’s been a tough year for many merchants in Las Vegas, and that’s unfortunate, given how much they contribute to the local economy.

  • Work of Art: ‘Oremos’ for New Year?

    An item I read years ago in Readers Digest concerned the pin-dot community of Costilla, on the New Mexico-Colorado border. Apparently, in the olden days, maps weren’t as precise as they are today, as we lacked satellites. There was a perennial discussion as to which state Costilla  belonged to: New Mexico or Colorado?

  • Rebuilding trust

    Violent protests and looting erupted in Ferguson, Mo., last week when officials announced that a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man on Aug. 9.

    At least a dozen commercial buildings there were destroyed on Monday night. The decision sparked protests throughout the country, including in Albuquerque, where more than 40 police shootings have occurred since 2010.

    The looting and burning of buildings that occurred was inexcusable; the only ones hurt by those actions were merchants trying to make a living.

  • Editorial cartoons - Dec. 1, 2014