Today's Opinions

  • Changing the world with an orange cone

    It entertained me all afternoon, that single orange cone.

    No one knew just what to do with it. It was just sitting out there in the middle of everything. It didn’t belong there, but everyone who came upon it believed it had a purpose so no one picked it up and moved it. Those who encountered the cone had to determine how to navigate around it because it was there. They had no choice but to recognize it and change their path accordingly. But I am a little ahead of myself.

  • Seeking asylum is not a crime

    In recent years, the U.S. typically welcomed about 1,000,000 legal immigrants, 70,000 refugees and 23,000 asylum seekers per year.

    President Trump’s statements and evolving policies will greatly reduce all these numbers, and threaten the approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants already living in this country, many for decades.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Facts re: Trump

    Editor: The June 15 Optic printed an insulting political cartoon depicting Trump and his followers as racist bigots.

    Might the far-left media supply some facts when hurling negative comments against conservatives? I’ve seen nothing but concern and friendship from Trump for people of color.

  • Editorial Cartoon, Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon, Sunday, July 15, 2018.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, July 13, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, July 13, 2018.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, July 6, 2018

    We thank all the City of Las Vegas employees and staff who Virginia Marrujo, the city’s Community Development Director, helped coordinate. The Optic staff was happy to see our Fiestas Guide distributed by the city freely, and happy to see so many people enjoying so many different musical groups at Plaza Park and elsewhere around town.

  • Downing 74 hot dogs

    How can they do it? How can any person wolf down 74 wieners in the Coney Island competition held each year in the Brooklyn borough of New York

    I ask that question because even the thought of gorging oneself — with wieners or anything else — makes me queasy.

    For the uninitiated, let me explain that there are such hot-dog-eating contests in many places around the country. The best known is at Coney Island.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.