Today's Opinions

  • Who’s the real enemy of the people?

    If the media are indeed “the enemy of the people,” so is democracy. We don’t have to have it, this democratic element to our republic.

    China is doing fine without it, and Russia is making a comeback without it. Even North Korea, with an iron curtain of its own around its oppressed citizenry, is on the rise on the world stage.

    These are nations run by dictators who control their people by limiting free speech and keeping a tight grip on the media.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, August 10, 2018


    Sunday, women and men danced in the Las Vegas Plaza, to songs sung in Spanish and English to salute those who served in Vietnam and Europe and Iraq and Afghanistan and other places. The international language of music helped salute those who served in the military at the Fifth Annual Salute to the Troops — an amazing, large event that doubled as a celebration of how quickly a new, fun community tradition can be established.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018

    Daycare alive, well

    I am a transplant to this wonderful city of Las Vegas, N.M. I have witnessed many great things happen in a town when individuals are willing to work together for the common good of others. Strengthening our city in various areas only helps the city, as a whole, prosper and grow.

    We have many things going for us, besides a town for tourists. We need young, vibrant young minds in our workforce and in our professional and political entities to continue to move forward and to bring vitality to our city.

  • Lost in a storybook

    This column could evolve into a tug-of-war, but more likely it’ll become simply a matter of who prefers what.

    I’ve been an avid reader most of my life, but the quantity and quality of my reading often hinges on the form in which the printed word is presented.

    Let me explain:

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Sleepwalking Gen-Xers still contribute

    Demographers generally regard Americans and other western-hemisphere dwellers born between 1965 and 1985 as Generation X.

    Perhaps this is because there is an X where this is supposed to be data about contributions from that generation, or meaningful learning that took place for those people.

    As it turns out, many of the people in that generation were asleep at the wheel.

  • Here’s the down side of modern technology

    My last breath will be breathed in a world far different from the world I breathed my first breath. Oh, how the world has changed! One constant in our world is change.

    Some will argue that the world is changing for the better and others will argue that it is changing for the worse. It really depends on what you focus on.

    Early in the existence of mankind mere survival was success. Finding food and shelter were full time activities. As mankind spread and multiplied, time was freed up to enjoy leisure activities or to learn academically.