Today's Opinions

  • Writer says views mischaracterized

    This is in regards to Marshall Poole’s recent comments to my personal views on abortion. I sense Mr. Poole is frustrated because he can’t counter the biological fact that a fertilized human egg is the earliest stage of a man or woman’s life. He also may be upset that I dare to express my views.

  • Protect our water from drilling

    In a speech marking the 50th anniversary of the historic march on Washington, President Obama said “Change does not come from Washington, but to Washington.”

    We agree. Last week Americans submitted more than one million comments urging President Obama to protect our national forests, parks, and the drinking water they provide from dirty gas drilling.

  • Mil gracias - Sept. 13, 2013

    A big “thank you” to the firefighters of the Guadalupita and Mora fire departments for their professionalism and their dedication to protecting the land, the buildings and the citizens. I watched last week as firefighters arrived at a lightning-caused fire and quickly and with skill put out the fire. We are fortunate to have citizens who give back to their community by volunteering for the local fire departments and to have necessary government funding for the equipment necessary to fight fires.

    Diana Walker

  • Nuestra Historia: Old Town became children’s playground

    Not yet 10-years old, the writer and childhood friend David Escudero waited anxiously as the workmen called it a day, then set out to explore the immense playground which had appeared almost overnight on the streets and alleyways of Old Town. Mounds of earth, sand and gravel, bar ditches and trenches and manholes, excavations, large and small, and heavy equipment of every size and purpose, became our paradise — to explore until the sun set and we grudgingly heeded the beckoning calls from home.

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Sept. 13, 2013

    The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C., on the invisible department (Sept. 9):
    Introducing the State Department’s budget request earlier this year, Secretary of State John Kerry quoted Vice President Joe Biden as saying, “Don’t tell me what you value — show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.”

  • Remembering 9/11

    Today is the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a day that irrevocably altered who we are as a nation.

    On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners, crashing two of them into the World Trade Center in New York and a third into the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 11, 2013
  • Work of Art — A graveyard for baseballs

    It’s great to come across someone who remembers when we played baseball without needing an instruction manual, and when we played with baseballs without covers. My dad wondered where all his black friction tape had gone before he saw the criss-cross patterns of my baseball — one of the few in the neighborhood.