Today's Opinions

  • Dead Sea Scrolls fascinate

    Several decades ago, I met a neighbor, a slightly older man, who had studied to become a Trappist monk and spent years  in study, prayer, fasting and living the simple life.

    My friend, Frank, left the monastery after a few years, deciding it wasn’t the life for him, but I was intrigued, nevertheless.

    As I look back, I wonder whether I would have lasted as a Trappist. At the time, in my early teens, I considered life as a monk. To me, monks were men who contemplated, followed  scholarly pursuits, prayed and sought union with God.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • The danger of stereotyping others

    By Rick Kraft

    Most of our individual makeups are not exclusively black or white. When it comes to our personal beliefs on significant issues we do have some extreme blacks and whites, but mostly we live in a world of grays. Regardless, we are quick to stereotype others, yet don’t like to be stereotyped ourselves.

  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018

    Letter to the Editor, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018.

  • Where to find the money for kids? Gov. and legislature, that’s your job

    By Dr. José Armas

    Our legislative and executive branch have been failing our children year, after year, decade after decade. The Latino Education Task Force sounded the alarm for 13 years.

    After being shut out, ignored and taken for granted, we turned to the courts to get action. The Indian community also sued.

    Judge Sarah Singleton recently responded with a blistering ruling and a mandate that both branches of government must finally follow the state constitution and come up with a way to fix this disaster by April 2019.

  • Letters to the Editor, Friday, Sept. 2, 2018

    CMOH for patience

    Sen. John McCain, Vietnam prisoner of war, received a Silver Star for his bravery, loyalty and love of country.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, August 31, 2018

    It’s not easy for rank-and-file employees to remain focused while much high-profile turmoil goes on with management. We praise City of Las Vegas full- and part-time employees who continue to take pride in making things hum along while their council and mayor squabble over who wronged whom the most.

    One example is the shrubbery recently pruned along Moreno Street, along an island between the driveways of the Las Vegas Police Department. At citizen request, this pruning made a sidewalk passable.

  • Johnson creates a race against Heinrich

    The former Republican governor of New Mexico ran for president twice as a Libertarian, the second time delivering the most votes ever — over 4 million, or about 3 percent of the popular vote — for his adopted party.

    His tallies didn’t really have a discernable impact on the 2016 presidential election, but he did gain a toehold for a third party on the national stage.

    Now he’s trying to blaze a new trail, as the first Libertarian to be elected to the U.S. Senate. He running to unseat New Mexico’s own Martin Heinrich this November.