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Today's Opinions

  • Dispatch New Mexico: The better side of humanity shines through at Olympics

    If ever there’s an event that makes the world seem small, it’s the Summer Olympics. This week it kicks off in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro with more than 10,000 athletes from around the world who will compete in 28 different sports and 306 events.

    According to the Albuquerque Journal, 11 of these athletes have ties to New Mexico, though not all are on Team USA. Competing for other countries and their teams are:

  • Editorial: When guilty isn't guilty

    Just when you thought the saga of Roberta Vigil and her infamous “Bilingual Bashes” was over, she applies for a seat on the West Las Vegas School Board, reigniting the controversy.

    The news that Vigil had applied for the board seat raised a lot of eyebrows, in large part due to the fact that a Santa Fe jury in 2009 found her guilty of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud, a felony, for misusing public funds while working as the bilingual coordinator for the West school district.

  • 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 ...