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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 3, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - The demise of customer service

    Editor’s note: This column first ran in August 2013. It’s been edited to update the details.

    Older people, such as myself, like to think we’ve acquired the wisdom of the ages, but when it comes to the modern world, the young’uns have a leg up on us.

    That occurred to me not so long ago when I had some questions about my cell phone account, and I didn’t want to sit on the phone all day trying to get the answers I was seeking. I decided to go to the local office and talk, face to face, with a customer service representative.

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 1, 2016
  • Editorial: Finding won’t change minds

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Republican of Springfield (Mass.), and was originally published on May 27.

    Hillary Clinton’s decision to set up a private email server — and a private email account — on which she conducted all of her official business as Secretary of State was unwise in the extreme. That, boiled down, was the finding of the State Department’s inspector general.

    And now? Cue up the old recordings.

  • Work of Art:Slobs among us

    Memorial Day weekend was surprisingly busy for the Trujillo family. It included trips to the Veterans Cemetery in Santa Fe to see the burial site of my older brother, Severino, who succumbed to prostate cancer in December. On a separate trip to the same place, I took a friend to visit the place where her husband was laid to rest about 10 years ago.

  • The ultimate sacrifice

    On days like today, our thoughts turn to those who gave their lives for our country in the wars fought on our behalf. But we should also remember those who lost loved ones.

  • Another Perspective: ‘Come, follow me’

    By Charles Padilla

    The record says, “Fighting was fierce in the area dubbed the Fish Hook, May 26, 1943, 15 days after the initial invasion.

    The advance of K Company, 32nd Infantry, had stalled near the top of the pass. If the Enemy could hold the Aleutian Islands, Including Attu and Kiska, from there, they could bomb the west coast.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 29, 2016

    Winkel guest column right on the money
    I applaud the guest column by Carol Winkel in the May 22 edition of the Optic. She is absolutely correct when she proposes changes in school administration and classroom management. In order to create a learning atmosphere it is imperative the classroom be student-centered and not goal- oriented.