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  • Editorial Roundup - July 25, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    Newsday on the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (July 18):
    As last week slammed to a close with searing images of a Malaysia Airlines jet smoldering in Ukrainian fields, the American president who once ran for office promising “to deal with the world as it is rather than what it might be” stepped to the microphones to give a not-so-subtle warning to Russia about igniting Cold War II.

  • Work of Art: ‘Let the taller ones stand’

    Whenever Dear Abby gets involved in a discussion about which people feel passionate, you know the matter is serious. Dear Abby (actually Dear Abby’s daughter) took over her mom’s advice column years ago and it remains an extremely popular feature.

    But as for feeling passionate, let me explain:

  • Just a Thought - Married to my best friend

    “If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” A sign on my desk at home quotes these words of wisdom from the great philosopher Winnie the Pooh. And words of comfort to a man whose best friend once promised him she will outlive him.
    I can close my eyes each night when I go to bed knowing that in the morning before I get out of bed I can start my day with a kiss and the peace that my best friend will be right next to me as my new day begins.

  • Nuestra Historia - Benigno Romero, father of the State Hospital

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    Created by territorial law in 1889, the New Mexico State Hospital opened its doors in May 1893, and since that time has been the mainstay of the Las Vegas economy. In recent history, the number of employees at the Hospital has hovered at about 1,000, and few in this area have not had one or more family members employed there. Needless to say, the area economy may not have survived through the years without the State Hospital.

  • Work of Art: The selfie is all around

    It’s heartening — but I certainly won’t say humbling — to have received a number of comments on the last few Works of Art, describing observations from countries such as the Czech Republic and Austria, during the two weeks-plus we spent there with family.

    “Humbling” is the wrong word. It connotes a feeling of humiliation, as if some of my observations were ridiculous.
    But let’s drop the humility and discuss instead the reactions of some people to the articles about Prague and Hallstatt.

  • Just a Thought - Rising above past wrongs

    By Rick Kraft

  • Nuestra Historia - Eugenio, Las Gorras Blancas & the Constitution

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    It was at the momentous constitutional convention of 1910 that Eugenio Romero again emerged as a strong voice to protect the rights of Hispanic New Mexicans.

  • Editorial Roundup - July 11, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer on climate change (July 2):  

    Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear about the dire consequences of climate change and the impending doom it will bring on the planet and all of mankind. Heat trapping gases created by our reliance on and addiction to fossil-fuel energy sources are raising the temperatures in our oceans and our atmosphere, melting ice caps throughout the polar regions, and causing extreme weather patterns all over the globe.

  • Work of Art: One egg is enough/an oeuf

    In France, your breakfast waiter invariably will leave you hankering for more. You might just leave the table hungry. And why is that so?

    Glad you asked. The custom is supposed to be that the omelet you order at a French cafe will contain only one egg, not two, or even three, as is common in some American restaurants.

    The French serve one-egg omelets because in France, “one egg is an ‘oeuf.’” Now does that sound enough like “enough” to explain why diners go hungry?

  • Another Perspective: A prescription for success

    By Francine Jacobs, MD.

    As a physician, I know that when you have a cure for an ailment, you use it. You don’t waste time, because you know that delay only makes the condition worse. New Mexico has a problem. We’re at the bottom of nearly every indicator of child well-being. We know what works and we’re actually giving the right medicine to a few lucky kids. But most are not getting the cure, even though we know it works and we have the resources to get it to them.