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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 10, 2016

    THUMBS DOWN! CHASE ENDS WITH GUNFIRE
    A 52-year -old man is facing multiple felonies after he allegedly carjacked someone near San Felipe casino and then led a state police officer on a chase on northbound Interstate 25. William Wilson was shot by the officer in San Miguel County. His gunshot wound isn’t life-threatening. It’s a blessing that no one else was injured or killed. Wilson deserves his day in court, but if he is found guilty, the judge presiding over his case should throw the book at him.

    THUMBS UP! NMHU EXHIBIT ENGAGES THE SENSES

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 12, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Gary Johnson’s presidential bid gaining momentum

    Gary Johnson’s 15 minutes of fame has finally arrived.

    The former New Mexico governor and current Libertarian Party candidate for president is getting some attention by the national media as an alternative to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Polls are showing, and have been for some time now, that the majority of Americans don’t like Clinton or Trump, and Johnson’s subtle but important rise in the polls suggests that he, more so than Green Party candidate Jill Stein, is a legitimate third choice.

  • Death with dignity gaining favor

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune and was first published on Aug. 8.

    California has become the fourth state in the union to pass a law allowing assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Since 1997, when the concept was first codified in Oregon state law, it has become known as “aid in dying” and many people have traveled there to take advantage of the opportunity.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 10, 2016
  • Work of Art: 23 to 2: What a thriller!

    You take the lead, then you go into a stall, and you pray that you win the jump three more times.

    We’re not referring to heavy molten metal, entering a corral, being in a church service or what grasshoppers do. No, we mean  sports, old style.

    Let me explain:

    In 1933, in what was dubbed “The Game to Remember,” the East Las Vegas’ Cardinals beat the Santa Fe Demons 23-2.

  • Political courage

    Editor’s note: The following editorial on House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald Trump is from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and was first published in that Wisconsin newspaper on Aug. 2.
     

    This is what political courage looks like: U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna, a Republican from New York, told Syracuse.com Tuesday that he would not vote for Donald Trump for president. He will vote for Hillary Clinton.
    Trump, he said, is a “national embarrassment.”

    Take note, Paul Ryan.

  • Another Perspective: The stalling continues: How much will it cost?

    ¿Qué pasa?  During the City Council meeting back on June 8 and in the July 2 Optic, I raised an inquiry about delays in solving Las Vegas’ primary water issue, storage.  It’s now August and there still has been no visible action from the City.  Let me explain the issue again, with perhaps a little more detail, as I repeated at the City Council meeting on July 20.