• Threat should have been quashed

    The following editorial was published in the Los Angeles Times on May 16:

    The particularly nasty computer program dubbed “WannaCry” that attacked hospitals, businesses and government agencies around the world this past weekend was like a cybercrime highlight reel, a compilation of by-now familiar elements — conscience-free cybercriminals, an obscure vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, older and ill-maintained corporate computer networks and computer users tricked into opening booby-trapped email attachments — that played out on an epic scale.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - May 19, 2017


  • What are we honoring?

    The following editorial was published in the New York Times on May 9.

    The Confederate-flag-waving white supremacist who murdered nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C., church two years ago made it impossible to evade the fact that the banner — and Confederate ideology generally — had been a rallying point for white supremacy and racial terrorism for more than 100 years.

  • Help with student loans

    The following editorial was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 6:

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has withdrawn Obama administration guidance that would have required the companies that service federal student loans to accept consumer-protection clauses as part of their new contracts.

    But if the servicers don’t want to serve borrowers, maybe Congress should remove the servicers from the system.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - May 12, 2017

    The U.S. Senate made the right choice in nominating New Mexico’s Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary. Wilson, a Republican, received a 76-22 favorable vote from the GOP-led chamber. Wilson is no stranger to New Mexico, her having served five terms in Congress.


  • Sanctuary not the problem

    The following editorial was published in the Denver Post on May 1.

    Last week’s arrest of Arturo Hernandez Garcia in Denver sent an awful and chilling message across the land, even after his temporary reprieve this week. We hope members of Congress are listening.

  • It’s repeal season

    The following editorial was published in The New York Times on May 3.

    There’s only about a week to go before time runs out on fast-track procedures that congressional Republicans have been using to repeal regulations finalized in the last months of the Obama administration. But still more damage could be in store.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - May 5, 2017


  • Gun lobby loses luster

    The following editorial published April 23 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    The fever-pitch national hysteria over gun rights ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential elections has all but disappeared now that Donald Trump is president. In terms of federal action directly affecting Second Amendment rights, nothing has changed since President Barack Obama’s departure. The absence of an easily identifiable demon in Washington has frustrated gun makers and their top lobbyists.

  • VA facilities need work

    The following editorial was published in the Washington Post on April 24.