Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, March 2, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, March 2, 2018.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 4, 2018

    Death of liberty?

    Racism, materialism and militarism were the "isms" preached against by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over 50 years ago. Since that time, they have metastasized to the point of systemic infection.

    This could lead to permanent impairment and, perhaps, the death of liberty and justice in this land of the free and the home of the brave.

  • And what about my mudda?

    NEW YORK CITY ­— about the only time I see so many people behind the wheel is during Las Vegas’ own rush-minute, which begins twice daily around Mills and Seventh.

    Well, that may be a slight exaggeration — especially after six of us tried, on foot, to cross some of the thoroughfares of New York City last week, to meet our Danish tribe Stan, Lisbeth, Ellen and June Bug, who crossed the Atlantic to meet Bonnie and me, who flew to the Big Apple for the first time.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

  • We must care for the elderly

    Community newspapers get to know about the elderly in all sorts of ways.

    We hear stories about a favorite grandparent. We have older people come into the office and relating a revealing story. We run obituaries about those who’ve recently passed away after living a long life.

    We learn a great deal about the caring people in someone’s life when we see how those persons were living at the end of their time on earth. Frankly, the impressions are discouraging.

  • Please come on out to see ‘Cabaret’

    By Beth Urech

    "When is your next concert?” is the question Ronald Maltais is asked frequently as he strolls up Bridge Street or around the Plaza.

    That’s not surprising because Ron has brought many interesting music and dance events to Las Vegas recently.

    So what’s the answer? Let’s begin with a fundraiser for Ron’s Meadow City Academy of Music.

  • Las Vegas responds to the refugee crisis

    By Bob Pearson

    On Jan. 17, The Las Vegas City Council, to its great credit, unanimously passed Resolution 18-04, supporting the resettlement of refugees in New Mexico and in the U.S. This culminated 11 months of work by two groups: Amnesty International Group 463 and the Mission & Peacemaking Committee of the Presbyterian Church.

  • There is a right way to apologize

    The classic 1970s movie “Love Story” featured a popular line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” This concept may have worked for the big screen, but it is totally wrong and does not work in real life. To use “love” as an excuse not to apologize would ultimately result in the breakdown of a relationship or a falling out of “love.”