Today's Opinions

  • Dispatch New Mexico: Filmmaking runs strong in NM

    My older daughter tells a great story about how she met Jeff Bridges and didn’t even know it.

    She was a teenager at the time, working at a local bookstore in “the original” Las Vegas (N.M.) when he came in to the store. She said she was decorating an Easter egg for an upcoming children’s activity, as there weren’t any customers around. Then some older man and younger woman came into the store, looked around a while and came to the register with some purchases.

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 22, 2016
  • Censorship attempts must end

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The (Munster, Indiana) Times and was originally published on June 15.

    In the United States, as well as many foreign nations, freedom of the press is under attack.

  • A work of Art: A fine Dad’s Day tribute

    This unsolicited Father’s Day missive from my Denmark son, Stan Adam, might well be called “Work of Art’s Son.” I love the message and am printing it here in the hopes that readers will discover that some of its spirit will trigger memories of their own route to maturity:

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 19, 2016
  • Trump’s plan is reckless

    Donald Trump’s reaction to last Sunday’s massacre in Orlando, Florida, is further proof that the presumptive Republican nominee for president is unfit for our nation’s highest office.

    Forty-nine innocent people lost their lives, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. More than 50 others were injured in the attack by 29-year-old Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old American-born Muslim who appears to have been struggling with his own sexuality.

  • Another Perspective: ‘Rewarding and challenging’

    Almost 100 days have gone by since I was sworn in as city councilor for Ward 3. This was a proud day for me, not only because the citizens of Ward 3 entrusted me with this responsibility, but because it was almost 50 years to the day that my father, José D. “Lolo” Perea, was sworn in as city councilman for the town of West Las Vegas.

    Were he still alive, I am sure that he would have told me to do my best and to always be mindful of the people I was serving. I do plan to do just that.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 19, 2016

    Writer in support of Bill Taylor

    Bill Taylor is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. Not only is he an exceptional teacher, he also is helpful above and beyond what he is required to do.