Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: Show us your hairline, Trump

    Birther. It must be awful to be identified by only one term: birther.

    By definition, a birther ought to be 1) someone who creates birth, 2) someone who bears a child, 3) someone like a midwife who catches babies, 4) a bad speller who offers choice sleeping accommodations to another on a Pullman train, or 5) the male child of another bad-spelling mom who expected a girl, whom she would have named Bertha.

  • Residents get the shaft

    Let’s see if we can get ahead of the outrage over the latest news that the city of Las Vegas overcharged its residents more than a third of a million dollars in garbage fees. Yes, the outrage is justified, since the city’s customers got the shaft for the city’s mistake, and it’s really too late to correct it (unless we want to see the city pass the mistake on to current customers in order to pay previous customers). But beyond the outrage, there’s a need for some accountability here.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 2, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Who cares about apathy?

    The “Las Vegas United” piece I wrote a couple of weeks ago resulted in some positive feedback from readers. It seems a lot of people agree that this town needs to set aside its differences for the common good, and for that I’m thankful.

    However, it seems there’s another prevailing sentiment that didn’t occur to me until a couple of people pointed it out to me. This town, they told me, has too many people who just don’t care.

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of la Fiesta de la Hispanidad, I wish to thank all the participants who performed last March 26 in Ilfeld Auditorium at the 17th annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad. Each of you was an individual success, and I am deeply appreciative of you, your talent, and the hours spent in practicing for the time spent on stage. Your spirit of volunteerism and good will is what shapes and characterizes the soul of this event.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! ECONOMIC SHOT IN THE ARM. The pending sale of the old Maloof building on Bridge Street could turn out to be a real plus for the overall development of the area — especially if the buyer, the Historic Kiva Theater Group, is able to incorporate the building into a triplex movie theater.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 29, 2011
  • Showing Mercy: Protecting all children

    April is a month that brings many joys for many. For me, it marks a very important part of my life — a lesson learned from the past.

    Recently, Gov. Susana Martinez proclaimed April as Child Abuse Awareness Month. The announcement brought a smile to my face and warmed my heart to the governor. Her simple action will bring more attention to the prevention of the child abuse epidemic that plagues our state. From toddler Leland a few months ago to baby Briana a few years ago, our state has been ill stricken by the tragedy of child abuse.