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Today's Opinions

  • Women really are wired differently

    John Stossel is the author of “No They Can’t! Why Government Fails ­— But Individuals Succeed.”

    Why aren’t there more women criminals?! Men in jail outnumber women by a ratio of 14-to-1. We male stutterers outnumber women, too.

    This isn’t fair! We need more affirmative action! These disparities must be caused by sex discrimination because everyone knows there are no real differences between genders.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 23, 2017
  • Work of Art: Common school breaks help

    Only a few months ago, Bonnie and I flew to Iceland to join our son, Stan, his wife and two daughters, for a dip into their many hot lakes and to see first-hand what the country has done to maximize solar power.

    It was surprising that for a land so far north; we sweated in some of the many steaming swimming areas. We’d read about the geothermal and hydraulic energy, geysers and volcanoes.

  • You can deter phone scams

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Northwest Florida Daily News.

    Once upon a time, being on the Do Not Call list meant that marketers did not call. And when caller ID flashed an 850 area code, it was probably a good idea to answer it because it was likely someone you knew, or a legitimate local business call.

    There were always scams, of course ­— there just weren’t so darn many of them.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 20, 2017
  • Another Perspective - Taking the stress out of preparing for dorm life

    By Briana Hodge

    The following editorial by recently appeared in the Roswell Daily Record.

    This month, I begin my second year of college at Eastern New Mexico University-Portales.

    At this time last year, I was preparing furiously for college, buying heaps of unnecessary college gear that I thought would be necessary.

    The amount of money I wasted on things I never used could have been much better spent.

  • Just a thought - Spending some time looking in the mirror

    By Rick Kraft

    There I was, just sitting there looking at myself in the mirror. It seemed like forever as the minutes clicked off. I am not used to looking in a mirror for much longer than a quick glance just to check out my hair after it has been combed in the morning.

    I was the first appointment on a Saturday morning when the lady cutting my hair had to stop her efforts to answer the phone. She politely said “excuse me” and she walked away to help the caller leaving me just sitting there.

  • Letters to the editor - Aug. 20, 2017

    EDITOR'S NOTE: In the Aug. 20, print edition, the letters written by Randy Nakasone and Alan Wicks were credited to the incorrect writers. The online version of these letters have been amended to show the correct writers.

    Flooding tough to prevent

    Recently, I was approached by several of my neighbors who asked me if the flooding problem on the corner of Palo Verde Drive and Cinder Road is being caused by the irrigation ditch/acequia, which crosses beneath Palo Verde.