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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor, Nov. 5, 2017

    Nothing new

    “He’s the only person (Tim Harris) in the U.S. with Down Syndrome that owns a restaurant; that’s a pretty unique scenario,” Perez said. “He’s really well spoken and well educated.” — Albuquerque Journal, Nov. 16, 2015.

    In his book “Second World War,” Martin Gilbert describes the evolution of genocidal methods of the Nazis.

  • Why charge for Las Vegas news?

    Recently, the Optic has received a number of questions about why we charge for our online content.

  • Solving the real problem

    From the Highlands President — by Dr. Sam Minner

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 3, 2017

    THUMBS UP: BIG IMPROVEMENTS

    We applaud West Las Vegas Schools for making some apparent improvements in a pair of fall-sport high school programs: football and girls soccer. With football, the evidence is in not only in how well the Dons fared against their longtime crosstown measuring tape, the Robertson Cardinals, staying in a competitive game for three quarters, but in its success throughout the season.

  • ‘Think’ report proposes a way toward better instruction

    Dispatch New Mexico

    Over the years, my two daughters attended four different elementary schools in three states, while their middle and high school years were spent here in New Mexico. Despite all our moving around, I think they’re no worse for the wear, as their success beyond their primary and secondary educations indicates.

    As for their old man, I think I gained some parental insight into what makes some schools better than others, including this: It’s the principals who turn schoolhouses into true facilities were learning.

  • Forty-nine cents can be a half dollar

    A penny was a lot in my youth. As a child, I used to count each one, hoping the number would increase.

    Something like that happened when I was around 10 and considered myself the Rockefeller of Railroad Avenue. I was one of zillions of Optic sellers. If I sold 10 copies each day, I’d go home expecting some car company to have delivered my brand new Lamborghini.

  • NCAA toothless in punishment

    The following editorial was recently published in the Panama City (Fla.) News Herald.

    When the NCAA turns a blind eye to criminal behavior while punishing players who legitimately make money for themselves, something is seriously wrong.