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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: New-fangled car fails

    The Entire History of Automobiles in Western Civilization probably could have been based on and written in the Trujillo household where I grew up, on Railroad Avenue, or what we called Tough Street.

    It’s not that we had an abundance of cars (Dad bought the first one, a 1942 Plymouth in the early ‘50s).

    It’s not that we possessed great knowledge of cars (when the dial pointed to empty, we surmised it was time for a fill-up or a ring job, an expensive procedure at the time and a word foreign to my grandkids.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 31, 2016
  • Editorial: Old ghost creates unity

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan, Yankton, South Dakota and was initially published July 25.

    In this age of hostile political division in America, there has emerged a small island of shocking common ground between the two political parties.

  • Another Perspective: College affordability: The great debate

    Affordability. In my mind, it’s the most important issue facing public higher education today.

    When I first went to college, support for public higher education was not mandated in the state budget, it was just assumed that it would be. In good years and bad, elected officials somehow found a way to make certain that a public higher education was highly accessible and affordable to me and thousands of other middle-class and poor students.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 31, 2016

    Thanks for Rociada road project

    Just a short comment to thank Mr. Art Padilla for personally addressing his time and efforts on this project. Glad to see the cooperation between Mr. Padilla and the staff from the San Miguel County Highway Department working together to resolve our road issues.

  • Just a Thought: The priceless value of a dining room table

    Mother Teresa said, “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”

    The most important piece of furniture in a family’s home is the dining room table ... period. My dining room table needs to be replaced. It is over 30 years old, but it has served its purpose. More on this later ...

  • Editorial Roundup - July 31, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    LNP newspapers of Pennsylvania on why hacking of Democratic National Committee emails should worry everyone (July 27):

    There is something truly terrifying in the Democrats’ latest chapter of “Email for Dummies.”

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Valmora survived because people cooperated

    Just about the time I think I’ve finally browsed through yet another box of books and “stuff” that has been stored here for a very long time, another box suddenly appears. I never know what treasures I might find tucked into these long-stored books. Here is yet another fun discovery, read for my family, much to my surprise.