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Editorials

  • You can deter phone scams

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Northwest Florida Daily News.

    Once upon a time, being on the Do Not Call list meant that marketers did not call. And when caller ID flashed an 850 area code, it was probably a good idea to answer it because it was likely someone you knew, or a legitimate local business call.

    There were always scams, of course ­— there just weren’t so darn many of them.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 18, 2018

    THUMBS DOWN! CONDITION OF OUR STREETS
    Rain, blessed rain! It helps things grow and prosper, but one of the side-effects of excessive moisture has to do with the mayhem that results to paved surfaces. The recent weeks of rain and hail have wreaked havoc.

    Probably the most impacted area was where Cinder Road and Palo Verde meet, near Memorial Middle School. Indy 500 veteran and New Mexico native Al Unser himself would be unable to navigate the massive potholes.

  • Dems, don’t gloat over failure

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Jacksonville (Fla.) Daily News.

    Democrats remain in gloating mode following the failure of GOP efforts on health care. The realities of Obamacare and its structural deficiencies, however, threaten to break up the celebration.

  • The 2016 cycle seems endless

    As election returns trickled in last fall, some of us began to breathe a sigh of relief that somehow, majestically, through no fault of our own, we had finally crawled across the finish line of the 2016 election campaign.

    However, the usual relief found at the end of the ever-lengthening campaign cycle was nowhere to be found.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 11, 2017

    THUMBS UP! HOMECOMING ARRIVES EARLY
    There was a time when “homecoming” was celebrated very close to the end of the athletic season (usually football, although some schools without gridders sometimes make basketball their homecoming event).

    In an unusual step, Highlands University will begin its celebrations from Sept. 8 through 17. The venue for the game, to be played against the first-year Texas Wesleyan University Rams program, is scheduled to be Perkins Stadium.

  • Time running out on N. Korea

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Jacksonville (Fla.) Daily News.

    It’s as if North Korean President Kim Jong Un is doing one of those Verizon commercials repeatedly asking the rest of the world, “Can you hear me now?”

    If there were any doubt before, the answer now that North Korea has successfully test-fired a missile capable of reaching the interior of the United States is “Oh yes, we hear you now. And we don’t like what we are hearing.”

  • Sessions’ drug views outdated

    The following editorial was recently published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    For reasons that defy understanding, science, public opinion and most state governments, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided that cracking down on the use of medical marijuana is a priority. Assuming he survives President Donald Trump’s pique, he wants Congress to roll back rules that prohibit the Justice Department from going around state laws to enforce a federal ban against medical cannabis.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 28, 2017
  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 28, 2017

    THUMBS UP! WELCOME, BIKERS
    The annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally is in its 12th year in Las Vegas. This weekend’s activities will feature many visiting and local bikers who come to the Meadow City to donate blood, attend an art show reception, enjoying live music, and getting acquainted and re-acquainted with fellow bikers and local folk. The proof of the rally’s popularity is the appearance of hundreds of shiny cycles strung along both sides of Bridge Street.

    THUMBS DOWN! PLAN A: IT’S NOT SO BORING

  • Single-payer has benefit for most

    By Craig Abalos of the Roswell Daily Record — originally published July 13.

    Even the most passionate pro-business advocates would be hard-pressed to disagree with that. As a culture, perhaps even as a species, we tend to value stalwart ideals.

    We appreciate strength and consistency far more than we do the less tangible characteristics of gracefulness and adaptability. Throughout history, mankind has often clung to the old ways despite overwhelming evidence that doing so might spell disaster.