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Editorials

  • Time for a clear strategy

    The following editorial was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on April 7.

    President Trump’s decisive action in launching a missile strike against Syria has put the world on notice that the U.S. will not shy away from using force to achieve its goals. That has been a matter of some concern in recent years in light of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s history of atrocities, saber-rattling by North Korea, and increasingly aggressive behavior by Russian military against western countries.

  • Score one for balance of powers

    The following editorial was published in the New London Day (Conn.) on March 27:

    And now for our next act. The failure of the American Health Care Act to make it across home plate had the minute-by-minute drama of a closely contested game, right down to the breaking news that House Speaker Paul Ryan was “rushing” to the White House to inform the president that he couldn’t get the votes to pass the bill.

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

    THUMBS UP! BEING CHEERFUL
    Winning two out of three is admirable. That’s what the West Las Vegas cheerleading team accomplished over the weekend of March 24-25 at The Pit in Albuquerque. The squad, led by head coach Isabel Cavazos, scored an enviable 142.07, beating out Hatch Valley in the runner-up position. The West cheer team lost by a narrow margin in 2016, but took top honors the year before.

    THUMBS UP! A $10 MILLION GRANT

  • Solve health care problem

    The following editorial was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on March 31.

    The rationale heard repeatedly in Congress from Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis and others during the debate over the Republican health reform plan boiled down to this: We should vote for this bill because we made a campaign promise to repeal Obamacare.

  • Climate policy is essential

    The following editorial appeared in The Washington Post on March 28.

    Under President Barack Obama’s leadership, the world finally began addressing one of the greatest challenges human beings have ever faced, a multi-generational struggle to keep the planet temperate and accommodating to human life.

    President Trump’s move to rip up Mr. Obama’s climate policies are beyond reckless. Children studying his presidency will ask, “How could anyone have done this?”

  • Health care needs reform

    The following editorial was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on March 24.

    Congressional Republicans’ first serious attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act suffered a crushing defeat Friday with the last-minute cancellation of a House vote on the GOP proposal. While this is a serious setback for President Trump’s agenda, the young administration and its congressional allies should not back away from the critical work of reforming the nation’s costly, complex health care system.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 24, 2017

    THUMBS UP! SCHOOL CLOSINGS NEEDED

  • Go North; the rush is on

    The following editorial was published in the New Castle (Pa.) News on March 9.

    It’s happening. But not the way people thought it would.

    In recent weeks, people began streaming from the United States into Canada. But they’re not disappointed Democrats, disgruntled Californians or, for that matter, anyone who might have voted for Hillary Clinton.

  • Sunshine is for everyone

    The following is a guest editorial from the New Mexico Press Association President Chris Wood.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 17, 2017

    THUMBS UP! THEY’RE SCHOLARS TOO