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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Sept. 20, 2013

    The Austin American-Statesman on leaving science textbooks alone. (Sept. 16, 2013):
    Oh, brother.
    Once again, evolution is before the State Board of Education, which holds a public hearing this week on proposed new science textbooks. Religious and social conservatives have challenged the textbooks’ presentation of evolution and are demanding publishers give alternative views equal ink.

  • Many shined during crisis

    It goes without saying that we all wish the flood-waters that raged through Las Vegas and San Miguel County Friday and throughout the weekend could have instead been channeled into Storrie Lake. The massive amounts of water coming down Gallinas Canyon surely would have gone a long way toward replenishing the lake, which in recent years has looked more like a pond due to the extreme drought.

    Unfortunately, it just wasn’t meant to be.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 18, 2013
  • Work of Art — It’s a shared experience

    Something clicks when people are faced with a kind of commonality that matters. The flooding in Las Vegas proves  that such is true.

    Let me explain:

    I first noticed this we-have-something-in-common phenomenon when I was a few years younger and a student at the University of Missouri. The Columbia campus is so spread out that a bicycle becomes the main means of transportation.

    Have a car? Forget it! Some dormitories are a mile from the classrooms.

  • Preserve Amtrak route

    When the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Arrived in this area in 1879, East Las Vegas sprang to life. Immigrants from every walk of life started settling in Las Vegas, and a boom town was born.

    The coming of the railroad quickly transformed Las Vegas from a rural community into a regional commercial center.

    Successful merchants started building elaborate homes and commercial buildings that still exist today.

    Our city’s economic fortunes began to decline when its position as a major shipping point ended in the early 1900s.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 16, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Opportunity for northeast New Mexico

    Northeastern New Mexico has an opportunity to define itself as a place where families thrive in safe, quiet communities, where children get personal attention in good, small schools and where everyone’s contributions make a difference every day.

  • It’s morally right to trust women

    Abortion is an issue that both societies and individuals deal with.  Societies make laws to regulate abortion, contraception and voluntary (and involuntary) sterilization. How much governments and religious organizations play in these matters changes over time. Individuals, on the other hand, face these choices consistently in their own, very personal lives.