Editorials

Wed
03
Feb
West Valley View's picture

Trump card or wild card?

When we first heard Donald Trump was skipping the final Republican presidential debate moderated by Fox News before the Iowa caucus, we thought it was political suicide.

We theorized that he was pulling the same move he’s pulled in the past — threatening to run for president of the United States and then pulling out, albeit much later in the game this time.

Wed
27
Jan
Cary S. Hines's picture

Democratic Partylets Hillary down

Poor Hillary.

Her party just keeps letting her down.

She was supposed to be crowned president of the United States in 2008 but she couldn’t even win the Democratic nod during the primaries. Her party went with some black dude nobody had ever heard of instead.

Wed
20
Jan
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Letting state mind public notices is like letting fox guard henhouse

Editor’s note: The following editorial was recently sent by the View to Arizona’s legislators from Districts 4, 13, 19 and 29, which all fall within the newspaper’s coverage area.

 

A big fallacy is that government can provide services cheaper and better than the private sector.

Wed
13
Jan
West Valley View's picture

Good deeds don’t need recognition

Altruism: 1: unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others. 2: behavior by an animal that is not beneficial to or may be harmful to itself but that benefits others of its species.

The key words in the definition of altruism are “unselfish” and “not beneficial.”

Wed
06
Jan
West Valley View's picture

Uninformed? Want to vote? Now you can!

Are you a completely uninformed voter who has better things to do than learn about the candidates running for president of the United States, but you still want to vote?

Well, now you can, with a new app called Voter.

With just a handful of questions, this “Tinder-like app” selects a candidate for you to vote for.

Wed
30
Dec
West Valley View's picture

View shares predictions for coming year

In 48 hours, we will usher in 2016. Remember converting from the 1900s to the 2000s? Aside from being terrified about Y2K destroying us, we didn’t even know how to write the date anymore. Dec. 31, 1999, could be expressed as 12-31-99, but what about Jan. 1, 2000? Should that be written as 1-1-00 or 1-1-2000? Or maybe 01-01-2000 would be better? Sixteen years later and dropping the first two digits of the year doesn’t look so weird, although plenty of us diehards refuse to after this many years of practice.

Wed
23
Dec
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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Of all the images and words in support of Santa, no single statement has

Fri
11
Dec
West Valley View's picture

’Tis better to give and to receive

The end of the year will be here before we know it and then the dreaded (or maybe in your case, welcomed) tax season.

But for now, plenty of us are in the spirit of giving, which makes it the perfect time to take advantage of the win-win Arizona tax credits.

Give now and feel good about yourself, and get a dollar-for-dollar tax credit later and feel even better.

Tue
08
Dec
Elliott Freireich's picture

No lives matter, but they should

Black lives don’t matter, white lives don’t matter, cop’s lives don’t matter, nor do children’s lives. All of the recent shootings in this country prove that lives don’t matter.

What matters is that this country has a huge problem with guns in the hands of the wrong people. And gun advocates are protecting them.

Fri
04
Dec
West Valley View's picture

Private event? Keep it to yourself; public event? Tell us about it

We don’t typically reply to or add editor’s notes to letters to the editor because we prefer to let our letter writers sort it all out among themselves.

But a letter to the editor in this issue lambastes us for failing to cover an event and accuses us of purposely ignoring the organization that put on the event, and we’re really the only ones who can sort that out.

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