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Opinion

  • THUMBS UP: IT TAKES A TASK FORCE
    Many realms of government and private industry could take lessons from how well law enforcement agencies work together in some cases. While the general public doesn’t usually hear about the struggles working together and communicating behind the scenes, and how ineffective task forces might be the groups who don’t make news at all, it’s great to see what happens when it works well.

  • THUMBS UP: SALUTING THE SALUTE

    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.

  • Exit an American century.

    The 20th century, that is. In 1900, the United States was an emerging world power; by 2000, we were the world’s only superpower. Some historians have dubbed it “The American Century” and, indeed, it was.
    A critical assessment of this 21st century, however, suggests that this one probably won’t be ours. China’s, maybe, but not ours.

  • Last week, CNN Washington correspondent Ryan Nobles tweeted about a random encounter with a member of the public:

    “This rarely happens so I thought it was worth documenting. Gentleman stops me at the hotel where the press are staging covering POTUS -- asks if I’m part of the press corps. I say yes -- he replies
    “’Thank you for your service, the First Amendment is so important right now.’”

  • THUMBS UP: TO PROTECT, SERVE AND SOMETIMES DEFUSE

  • By Mark Shields

    As was wisely observed inside the world of renowned philosopher Peter Pan, “All this has happened before, and it will all happen again.” Never is that more true than when American voters choose our presidential nominees.

  • By Rick Kraft

    What is really at the heart of your existence? What do you value that impacts your life on a day-to-day basis? What is it that really defines you?
     We are all basically the same. We have the basic need to stay alive. We experience the same emotions. We desire to have joy in the world we live in.

    We are all different. How we go about the above and other basics is different for each one of us. We independently march to the beat of our own drum.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, July 22, 2017.

  • THUMBS UP: PHI SLAMMA JAMMA
    It’s a hopeful a sign of great things to come for Luna Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Beta Mu Nu Chapter. The chapter earned several state, regional and international individual and chapter awards for the recently completed school year.
    Involvement in these types of national chaptered organizations is a key to sense of community and belonging, especially at the community college level.

    THUMBS UP: SHOWING CAUSE AT LUNA