Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 23, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Truth becomes a casualty in Trump’s bid for election

    Take a deep breath, I tell myself, it’s only campaign hyperbole. We’ve witnessed election-year spin over and over through the years.

    But last week’s remarks by Donald Trump are breathtaking in its intended deception. It turns out, Trump declared after years of fanning the flames of the “birther controversy,” that President Barack Obama was born in the U.S. after all.

  • Letters to the Editor - Sept. 23, 2016

    Mil gracias
    I want to thank everyone who participated in our Farmers’ Market annual Harvest Festival Sept 17. It was a great festival because of all who came to buy the fresh produce from our local farmers. Thanks to the city for their support, the vendors, musicians, Steve Leger, volunteers, and especially to the farmers who go above and beyond to bring to the people of Las Vegas and surrounding communities- the excellent food that keeps us healthy.

  • Voters have a right to know

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Republican in Springfield (Mass.), and was originally published on Sept. 16.

    Hillary Clinton got a note from her doctor. And Donald Trump appeared on some TV show and yakked about his well-being.

    Each would now have the citizens believe that they’ve sufficiently addressed questions about their health. But both are wrong. What they’ve done is better than nothing, but a candidate for the highest office in the land cannot get by with better than nothing.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 21, 2016
  • Work of Art: Time is money — and then some

    Remember when a nickel would buy us a candy bar or a bottle of pop? And even a penny amounted to something when inserted into a gumball machine. I recall that the Coke machine in the mechanics’ area at B.M. Werley Auto Company, the Ford dealership on Grand and University, got rid of possibly the last nickel pop machine in town, charging a dime for the “new and improved” product.  

    And the jerks that replaced the machine didn’t even provide a bottle larger than the six-ounce drink we received.

  • Just a Thought: The best advice you have ever been given

    By Rick Kraft

    What is the best advice you have ever been given? Is this a hard question to answer with the single biggest piece of advice you have ever been given or are there several pieces of advice that come to your mind that you think are equally valuable?

    Do you take advice well? Or put another way, do you receive other’s wisdom openly?

  • Letters to the Editor - Sept. 18, 2016

    Great service at Alta Vista Hospital
    Recently, I spent several days in the Alta Vista hospital due to an illness that required my hospitalization. Generally speaking, no time spent in the hospital is a pleasant experience, but I must say, that the staff was most professional and helpful to me.

    The nursing corps, the food service, and the staff at all levels made my stay as comfortable as could reasonably be expected. I do not want to mention them by name because, if I forget someone, I would not want them to feel slighted in any way.