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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 9, 2018

     Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

  • We need the new minds

    It’s as important for new people to run for office as it is for us to have clean water. However, like all water, there will need to be some filtering and testing.

    We know we can always find that one grandparent who says “Back in my day, we didn’t need all this fancy schmancy vetting of candidates. All we needed was the willingness and courage to run, a sound message and some decent priorities.”

  • Judging you, judging me, judging others

    By Rick Kraft

    “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Words of wisdom from Mother Teresa. Which is more important in our lives, judging others or loving them?

    In our lives, we spend a lot of time judging others. It happens daily, even hourly. There are two critical things to understand about judging others: We judge from our own personal framework and we often don’t have all the information about the person we are judging.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 6, 2018.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Billion-dollar babies
    It seems that every other newspaper article I read these days manages to mention this billionaire or that billionaire. All of a sudden you can’t accomplish anything without having a billion dollars or so lying around.

    The owners of this current title of quasi-royalty appear to be in charge of this runaway train we call a country and their bank account is so great that the rest of us schmucks can only hang on for dear life.

  • Thumbs: Our high-country lowdown on the news, April 13, 2018

    THUMBS UP: DOCUMENT THE EVIDENCE
    Dozens of San Miguel and Mora county residents call the Optic each month with reports of perceived or suspected government wrongdoing. David G. Romero not only took matters into his own hands, he began a paper trail of documentation that he wasn’t even required to compile.

  • Never break a prom date

    Ah! Spring is the time when a young man’s fancy — and an old man’s plain.

    True, that’s a slight distortion of the old saying, the last part having to do with “thoughts of love.”

    But forgive the looseness of my rendering of that quote as we delve into the prom fever that’s on many people’s minds during this time of rising temperature (but still precious little rain).

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 2, 2018.