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Editorials

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 21, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN! FIX IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME
    A few months ago in this space, we wrote about a road hazard on Hot Springs Boulevard. There was a square hole, about a foot in each direction, and about four inches deep, waiting to create a costly front-end alignment job or a blowout for drivers. Workers soon patched up the traffic hazard.

  • Raising children in Trump era

    Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and professional in residence at Kent State University’s school of journalism.

    “ You could be president some day.”

    As recently as last year, this is what we told America’s children. We said this to encourage them to banish those inner voices of doubt and imagine themselves at their fullest potential.

    See yourself in our first black president, and feel the obstacles melt away. Look at that woman nominated to be president, and hear those glass ceilings shatter.

  • Congress, rein in the president

    The following is a recent editorial by columnist John Stossel that appeared nationally.

    President Donald Trump drives people crazy.

    Especially those in the media.

    They hate him so much, they leap on every anti-Trump rumor.

    The Federalist’s Jordyn Pair points out that the press repeatedly told us that a dozen Trump administration members were about to be fired, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Press Secretary Sean Spicer and strategists Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 14, 2017

    THUMBS UP! BRING THE HOUSE DOWN

  • Breast cancer risks complex

    By Froma Harrop, award-winning columnist. She can be reached at fharrop@gmail.com.

    Many women obsess over their risk for breast cancer. That’s why news media flash blazing headlines whenever a study suggests a link between breast cancer and some “exposure.” That’s why television news shows that rarely spare even five minutes for science of existential importance to humankind find time for this.

    A new report cites evidence that drinking even one small glass of wine a day heightens a woman’s risk for breast cancer.

  • NMSP chief, do your job

    The following editorial appeared recently in the Rio Grande Sun newspaper, which serves the Española area.

    Full disclosure: New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas is not one of our favorite people. He lords over a clandestine organization that spends an enormous amount of time, money and other resources to keep information from the public.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 7, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN! WHY ALL THE SECRECY?

  • Bi-partisan health reform —really?

    The following editorial appeared in the Plattsburgh (N.Y.) Press-Republican on June 27.

    When Republican Congressman Steve Scalise was shot June 14 on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, lawmakers from both major parties called for unity.

    They said anger and partisan politics had created too agitated a state in this country and that it was time to set acrimony aside and work together for the good of the American people.

  • ‘Big pharma’ must own opioid issues

    The following editorial appeared in the Denver Post on June 20.

    An important question for the nation as it struggles with its opioid epidemic is whether, or to what degree, Big Pharma is behind the disaster. Were doctors too often swayed by drugmakers in prescribing painkillers needlessly? Were the drugmakers aware of the dangers of addiction but unwilling to change practices in marketing the drugs? Could more have been done to make the drugs harder to abuse?

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - June 30, 2017

    THUMBS UP! FURTHERING RESEARCH