Today's Opinions

  • Everything but the kitchen sink

    We are remodeling the kitchen. That is to say, Mark has removed the cabinets and is putting together new ones in the dining area of our small bungalow.

    May I stress our bungalow is 950 square feet. Plenty of space for Mark, our dog Java, and me most of the time.

    But now, the contents of the discarded kitchen cabinets are precariously balanced on every surface.
    Boxes filled with kitchen appliances and utensils have been taken to the basement and placed wherever there is floor space.

  • One size doesn’t fit all K-12 districts

    There is little debate as to how important literacy is within the first few grades of elementary school. There is plenty of debate, however, about how much help those young students need and what the best ways are to have literate fourth-graders.

  • What does it mean to be humble?

    What does it mean to be humble? Is this something you ever think about? Do you ever speak about being humble? Who is the most humble person you know?

    Has anyone ever told you they are humble? Somehow this seems to defeat the characteristic of being humble. This attribute is best bestowed on a person by others.
    Arrogance and pride are the enemies of humbleness.

  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, October 7, 2018

    He lacks empathy
    Donald Trump lacks the ability to feel empathy — a trait common in homo sapiens. 
    He is recorded saying that he can do anything he wants to women, including grabbing their genitals.

    Donald Trump, to our knowledge, has never been sexually assaulted.  How, then, can he possibly dictate what a victim of violent sexual assault should do?

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Where politics and morality have merged

    Since everyone’s talking about the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, I’ll write about something else.

    Just kidding. How can I ignore this historic moment? It’s just too full of politics and moral outrages, truths and justices to ignore — and its impact upon the upcoming election looms large.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, October 5

    Our editor was able to attend both of the area football Homecoming halftime coronations within the past few weeks. Respect goes to West Las Vegas for slowing down and giving each nominee a moment and a walk across the Herrera Complex field, and for creating suspense through silence for the senior queen and king winners.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, October 5