Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

     Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

  • How's that working out?

    It's become a ritual: reading letters complaining about the twice-a-year time change. Am I the only person on the planet who welcomes that extra hour of warm-weather daylight

  • N.M. Dems out of excuses now

    Trey Gowdy, the Republican Congressman for South Carolina, did some stumping for presidential candidate Marco Rubio during the lead-up to the 2016 caucuses and primaries.

    It was a standard side of his schtick to talk about how Republican his state had become, joking about how South Carolina was so close to running out of formidable Democrat candidates to run against, and had turned all their energy against each other, preferring to point fingers and show hostility for, well, every other member of the state GOP, rather than breed unity. He said it was human nature.

  • Response to Optic article re: ­AG search warrants

    This week, the Las Vegas Optic published an online article titled, “State AG’s Office releases two served Luna search warrants.” The initial article did not include a comment from the College.

    The following statement provides additional context to the Optic’s article along with an update on the progress being made toward rebuilding the Luna Community College Foundation.

  • Every day should be Veterans Day

    Every year on Veterans Day we, as a nation, honor those members of the armed forces who have put their lives on the line to defend the civil liberties we enjoy.

    These women and men have all made tremendous sacrifices in service to the ideals of this country; that all men are created equal and are endowed by their creator with the right to live in freedom and pursue their dreams.

     There will be speeches, flyovers, and salutes. Then, on November 12, many Americans will wake up and resume their daily lives.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, November 11, 2018

    Super homecoming
    What a super Homecoming Week NMHU students and alumni experienced the week of Oct. 20!

    We’re all grateful that the weather cooperated with all of the wonderful activities. 

    Whether it was honoring former students or recognizing current students, our beloved university and the wonderful community of the “original” Las Vegas certainly made everyone feel welcomed and appreciated.

  • Lessons learned from a faith culture

    It is a world within our world that is different, one that can be hard to understand from the outside, but that has many attributes that make a “whole lotta” sense.

    I am talking about a group within our country that has very high family values, a strong work ethic, very deep Biblical beliefs, and who doesn’t accept government benefits. It is the Amish way of life. Like it or not, it is interesting to consider the world the Amish have chosen and how they differ from mainstream Americans.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, November 11