https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Uniforms or boxer shorts? https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/uniforms-or-boxer-shorts <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trujilloart2016_12.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10.5px; text-align: justify;">W</span><span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10.5px; text-align: justify;">alking across the Highlands University campus last week, I spotted a coed whose appearance took me back to the Dark Ages, when I was a student there.</span></p> Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/editorial-cartoon-wednesday-jan-16-2019 <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_16_19_cartoo.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.</p> Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/editorial-cartoon-sunday-jan-13-2019 <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_13_19_cartoon.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.</p> Making decisions in a difficult world https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/making-decisions-difficult-world <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kraftricknew_40.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-align: justify;">When you have a mouthful of very hot coffee, whatever you do next is wrong. I think of this from time to time when I find myself in a situation where whatever happens next is not going to be good.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</span></p> Don’t hesitate to call 911 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/don%E2%80%99t-hesitate-call-911 <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/urechbeth_29.jpeg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-align: justify;">When I mentioned to friends that I was going to email my children I&rsquo;d been hospitalized overnight, they suggested I include my Las Vegas readers. So here goes.</span></p> Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/letters-editor-sunday-jan-13-2019 <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/letters_14.jpeg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <b style="font-family: Candara; font-size: 16px; text-align: center;">Attn: Tom McDonald</b></p> <p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12px;">Mr. (Tom) McDonald, as in the 12/28 Optic, continues to insult the good people of New Mexico as he verbally assaults Trump.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12px;">&nbsp;<span class="Apple-tab-span"> </span></span></p> Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 11, 2019 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/thumbs-our-high-country-lowdown-news-jan-11-2019 <p style="text-align: start;"> <strong><span style="text-align: center;">THUMBS UP:&nbsp;</span><b style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 11px; text-align: center;">MINIMAL DWIs ON NEW YEAR&rsquo;S</b><br /> </strong></p> <p style="text-align: start;"> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 11px; text-indent: 12px;">According to San Miguel County Detention Center records, only one person was booked for a new driving under the influence charge between Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.</span></p> Getting up to speed on the upcoming legislative session https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/getting-speed-upcoming-legislative-session <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mcdonaldtom.image__61.jpeg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-align: justify;">Suit up, New Mexicans, big changes are about to take place.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12px;">That&rsquo;s what a commanding majority of New Mexicans voted for &mdash; but that doesn&rsquo;t mean we&rsquo;re all going to like it.</span></p>