Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 22, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - El Distrito de las Escuelas - the Jesuits

    By Jesus L. Lopez

  • Editorial Roundup - Aug. 22, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Journal Record on True paths to peace (Aug. 18):
    Journalists, like most folks, can suffer from self-centeredness. When something happens to one of us, we think that automatically makes it news.

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug. 22, 2014

    The Statue of Liberty
    Editor’s note: The following remarks were made during last week’s City Council meeting and are being reprinted here as a letter to the editor with the writer’s permission.
    Mr. Mayor, Councilors –
    You’ve been working our water problems well, please maintain the focus. But today, another topic.

  • Trash City, USA

    Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. Unsightly litter is nothing new in the city of Las Vegas or in San Miguel County.

    Take a short drive and chances are you’ll come across a discarded pile of trash, a mattress or even a couch tossed on the side of the road somewhere.

    But some callous scofflaw has taken the nasty behavior to a new low, discarding more than two dozen used syringes by the side of the road near Porkchop Hill.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 20, 2014
  • Work of Art: In our right mind

    “Right-handed people use the left side of their brain, so left-handers are the only people in their right mind.”

    Thus read the message on a T-shirt I once owned. I picked it up at a yard sale in Columbia, Mo., in 1974.

    Except for dining with members of my wife’s side of the family I don’t pay much attention to my left-handedness, certainly not thinking of it as a handicap — despite what much literature and public opinion say about it.

  • Locking out the public

    New Mexico’s largest school district is parting ways with its superintendent, but neither side is saying why.

    The Albuquerque Public Schools Board voted unanimously Friday to accept Winston Brooks’ resignation, despite the fact that he still has two years left on his contract.

    Unfortunately the settlement agreement entered into by Brooks and the district shortchanges New Mexico taxpayers.