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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Feb. 23, 2018

    THUMBS DOWN: FACEBOOK IS NOT ENOUGH
    The City of Las Vegas’ informing of the public regarding a murder that took place Saturday seems as if it could have been done with a greater sense of urgency. The only means the city used to get the word out about a wanted fugitive — considered armed and dangerous, and charged with second-degree murder — was through a “be-on-the-lookout” Facebook post on the Las Vegas Police Department’s page.

  • All in (almost) for some media bashing

    Let’s bash the media today.

    Yes, yes, I know. I’m part of this despicable crowd, though I am but a simple, small-town inky wretch. But after a career in newspapering, and as a lifelong consumer of all things media, maybe I have a little insight on the issue.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

  • More naive visitors’ impressions of New York

    We’re back from a week-plus trip to New York City, where Bonnie and I met the Danish part of our family, Stan and Lisbeth, and their two daughters.

    So much happened on this trip, our first venture into the Big Apple, I probably have enough copy for at least one more column. Next week, I plan to write about the languages we were exposed to.

     

    The natives

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

  • Our future could be dry indeed

    With this season’s lack of snow, many of us are concerned that a potential lack of water could adversely threaten our community and this region of New Mexico.

    That’s why we are pleased to welcome a panel of water experts who will share their expertise with us. The intention is not to revisit old water conflicts but to understand the challenges and complexities that face us now. We know that we could face a very dry future.

  • Picking from two extremes

    A recent political cartoon, published in New Mexico’s largest newspaper, seems to have stirred up more discussion, fallout and venom than nearly all the cartoons published during the unprecedentedly brutal 2016 election cycle.

  • Three more bad ideas to reform higher education

    New Mexico’s higher education was, once again, on the minds of many of our elected officials during this year’s legislative session, and  lots of ideas to improve our state’s higher education have echoed around the statehouse.

    Some ideas had merit. Some did not.

    Here are three bad ideas I recently heard: