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Today's Opinions

  • Mispronouncing our words

    I like to think of myself as a good listener and observer. I don’t always see or hear myself and at times that can prove to be very embarrassing.

    It is always innocent but being corrected can make you uncomfortable for a while. Like when I mispronounced the name of Highlands’ president.

    Pronounced it like I was ordering at McDonald’s. I know that chances are I won’t do that again.

  • Yellow journalism?

    Yellow journalism is a type of journalism that presents no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include scandal mongering or sensationalism. That according to Wikipedia.

    A man is arrested for robbing a fastfood manager at gunpoint. A woman is arrested for escaping from police custody. Another man is arrested for a stabbing incident. A man is stabbed to death in his home.

    These are all police cases within the past month.

    All were reported in the Las Vegas Optic.

  • Health care basic, essential

  • Rich don’t pay their fair share

    I have rarely read such a comprehensive justification of trickle-down economics as that provided by Janet Schwandt (letter to the editor, Oct. 3). The theory was given the more palatable but less comprehensible name of “supply-side economics” and embraced as public policy during the Reagan years, and thrives to this day.

  • Mil Gracias

    Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge recently hosted the seventh annual Concert for the Birds, a wonderful concert, and the Kids Fun in Nature Day event featuring Mariachi Cardenal Infantil. The great service to our visitors could not have been provided without the extensive contribution by many.

  • The east-side school tax

    Last week’s report on this year’s property tax assessments is a great big mixture of good news and bad news, especially for the east side of Las Vegas.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 12, 2011
  • Work of Art: We mustn’t exaggerate

    My mommy told me a hundred million times not to exaggerate. But I continue to do so. When something is outrageously expressed, we can always say, “Well, you ought to know I was exaggerating, deliberately.”
    For example, when we say, “We’ve been waiting for hours for Amtrak to arrive ...“ (Well, that would be accurate.) Let’s say instead, “We’ve been waiting for hours for the Rail Runner.” That’s an exaggeration.