Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 31

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 31

  • Same-day and auto-registration are win-wins

    Marg Elliston

    I’m no stranger to the Roundhouse. For many years I’ve made the trip — sometimes through rain and snow, from my home in Corrales to Santa Fe. I’ve seen the building and the people in it change. Today’s Roundhouse looks a lot more like New Mexico than it did the first time I visited.

  • What if you had only one more day?

    What if you were told you had one more day to live. How would you spend that day? Would you be up at the crack of dawn enjoying the sunrise, hanging out with your kids, looking through photo albums of your life and then enjoying your favorite meal surrounded by your loved ones?

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 31, 2019

    More on Pendaries

    In response to the headline of Sunday’s Optic March 17-19, 2019 (“County approves Pendaries plat change”), there are some missing facts the people should be aware of.

    Mr. Dale Kuenzli only did what Pendaries did with 80 lots within many of the subdivisions, within its HOA.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, March 29, 2019

    Thumbs down to actress Rachel Brosnahan and talk show host/comedian Seth Myers for their putdowns of Las Vegas a few months ago on Myers’ NBC show. Brosnahan told about experiences with ghosts at the Plaza Hotel, but managed to refer to Vegas as a “kind of ghost town” as she set up the story.

    Myers chimed in by calling the Meadow City “the city that always sleeps.”

  • New Mexico on the cusp of some big changes

    Depending on your political bend, this was either the best or the worst state legislative session in a long, long time.

    According to nmlegis.gov, the New Mexico Legislature’s website, there were 477 bills, memorials and resolutions passed during the 60-day session that ended earlier this month, which is actually down from the 507 bills passed in 2017, the previous 60-day session.

  • That’ll learn me

    It started when our then-8-year-old granddaughter, Celina, tried to call her parents from a house in Lohman, Mo., a suburb of Jefferson City.
    Her grandaunt, Kay, offered to let Celina call her mother, Connie, back in Las Vegas.

    What Celina hadn’t counted on was the means by which she would need to make the call.

    You see, Kay’s phone was the kind we used to see in old movies: a long cord with an earpiece at the end, and a mouthpiece firmly attached to the base, which hung on the wall and must have weighed 50 pounds.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, March 27

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, March 27