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Today's Opinions

  • Who’s really at ‘war’ with women?

    Is there really a “GOP war on women” as stated in a Sept. 14 letter to the editor, “Reproductive rights an economic issue”?
    • Just because conservatives do not want added taxes to pay for redundant programs? Planned Parenthood, state and local agencies already perform abortions and provide contraceptives.
    • Just because Big Government is overriding our constitutionally granted religious freedoms and personal beliefs by forcing private organizations to provide such services for others’ lifestyle choices?

  • Distortions need to be addressed

    We all have our pet “issues” which we hope will be addressed in the upcoming presidential debates. For me, the overriding issue I hope to see discussed is the strange and disturbing trend whereby a moderate, hardworking president is somehow transformed into a socialist, Muslim, America-destroying demon.

    President Obama has had four years to address and illuminate this alarming process — given all the opportunities — and I fault him for not having done so.

  • Ben Ray Lujan’s ‘war on women’

    In May 2012, the New York Times announced, “The House …rejected a measure that sought to impose fines and prison terms on doctors who perform abortions on women who are trying to select the gender of their offspring — a practice known as sex-selective abortion.” Ben Ray Lujan voted “no,” which will allow this practice to continue. If we want a baby boy, it’s OK to terminate unborn baby girls.

  • Congressman under others’ influence

    There is a waft in the air. It is called politics!

    Having decided a few years ago to try to do something about the quality of leaders we are sending to Washington, I became a campaign volunteer. I have learned some things along the way. For some four years now, at the local, state and national levels, people are disillusioned (to say the least) with how politics and the selection process is so heavily dependent on money, money, money.

  • Mil Gracias - Oct. 5, 2012

    The West Las Vegas High School Class of 1962 thanks the following organizations and individuals:
     • The Dons football team for its hospitality and cooperation in more than just athletics.
    • Ms. Trish Maestas for her untiring efforts in sponsoring the WLVHS Student Council.
    • 1st Community Bank for its community support.
    • Mr. Eddy Sena for the loan of his trailer.
    • Mr. Luis Martinez and his brothers for the hay bales.

  • Going with half a loaf

    Count us among those who think the Las Vegas City Council went only half as far as it should have last Friday when it hiked the city water rates. The new rates will increase in stages over the next four years, beginning later this year, and are expected to raise $21.6 million in bond proceeds to pay for water system capital improvements.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 3, 2012
  • Work of Art - Holding up the line

    She was friendly, polite and courteous and seemingly in control. But, she kept slowing down the line.

    Before we analyze the young local checker, let me give you my take on causing stoppages, or even slowages. I say with no hesitation that I would rather paste my nostrils together with Crazy Glue than to hold up a line.

    You know what I mean: