Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor, Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    Choose Gary

    As a New Mexican for over 20 years, Gary Johnson was my governor.

    I was struck by his messages of fiscal responsibility, individual liberty, and social inclusiveness during the presidential election. Honesty, integrity, and genuine hope pervaded his messages. He was exactly the type of person we needed in our nation’s leadership.

    Gary wants to ease the pathway to citizenship. He wants our troops to come home and focus instead on a robust national defense.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, October 31
  • Sponsor names like ‘TaxSlayer’ are modern realities

    One group of college football fans is always disappointed with the result of a bowl game, such as the TaxSlayer.com Bowl.

    However, fans across the country seem to be disappointed with the sheer number of bowl games, and/or the silly sponsored names of each game.

    Corporate sponsorship isn’t new, though the information age makes it seem like there are more of these types of partnerships than there used to be. Some of the names sound ridiculous on their own, and even more incredulous when paired with a college football game or another event.

  • The shot heard around the world

    The difference between a revolution and a civil war is who wins the war after the last shot is fired. In both instances there are shots fired by members of a country against other members of the same nation.

    If those rebelling win against their own country, the end result is a revolution and the birth of a new nation. If those rebelling lose the war, it goes down in history as a civil war.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, October 28
  • Vote ‘yes’ on GO Bond D

    This November, voters throughout our state will have the opportunity to provide New Mexico’s colleges, universities and specialty schools with the ability to ensure our students receive the education they need to succeed by voting in support of General Obligation Bond D for Higher Education.

    In addition to supporting New Mexico’s college students, GO Bond D is an important economic driver in many communities, including Las Vegas, since it will create an estimated 1,300 statewide jobs in construction, architecture and other related fields.

  • Flu season: It’s in the news for a good reason

    Fall is approaching, which means it’s time to get your flu immunization. Influenza, also known as “the flu,” is a contagious respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus, which affects the nose, throat and lungs.

    Every year in the United States more than 200,000 people are hospitalized with the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, the 2017-18 flu season exceeded previous years’ hospitalization rates with more than 30,000 confirmed cases from October 2017 through April 2018.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, October 28, 2018

    Support natural gas
    With Election Day only a couple of weeks away, residents are drowning in a dizzying array of political ads, with potential lawmakers promising jobs, jobs, and more jobs.