Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoons - Oct. 26, 2016
  • Editorial Cartoons - Oct. 26, 2016
  • Work of Art: The solemnity of football

    Seldom do I read a column that I couldn’t agree with more. I’m referring to a commentary in the Washington Post by Dan Steinberg, in which he deplores excessive enjoyment of sports.

    All of this reminds me of a fear some church members have which they believe applies not to themselves but to everyone else. The essence is that some people lose sleep over their fear that members of other churches might be having fun, enjoying life.

  • Another Perspective: Essential bail reform on Nov. 8 ballot

    By Charles W. Daniels

    This year, the Legislature unanimously agreed to place on our general election ballot one of the most significant justice reforms in our state’s history. The question we will vote on is whether to amend antiquated bail provisions of the New Mexico Constitution in order “to protect community safety by granting courts new authority to deny release on bail pending trial for dangerous defendants in felony cases while retaining the right to pretrial release for non-dangerous defendants who do not pose a flight risk.”

  • Letters to the Editor - Oct. 26, 2016

    Voters should support Bond C
    In order for Highlands University to attract students, it is important to have an infrastructure that is inviting and welcoming. Over the years HU has done a great job in building dorms and new classrooms. It is time to spend money renovating the historical buildings on campus.

  • Editorial Roundup - Oct. 26, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The (Meriden, Conn.) Record-Journal (Oct. 20):
    Back in March, when the wild and woolly Republican Presidential primary was in full-swing, we pondered what the general election campaign might look like if the bombastic Donald Trump was still in the mix.
    We wrote in this space: “If Trump is to be the GOP nominee, as heated as his campaign stops have been thus far, we shudder to think what his rallies may look like in the fall.”
    Turned out our concerns were justified.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Mouth to mouth

    By Beth Urech

    Years ago, I was working with a Swiss marketing director for a Fortune 500 firm with international headquarters in Zurich. We were discussing the best way to get the word out about a new product. Leading articles in scientific journals? TV? He suddenly said, “Ja, they are good approaches, but the best is mouth to mouth.”

    I knew he meant “word of mouth” but didn’t correct his error because I found it ingenuous. Of course, I agree with him that when someone says, “I tried it and it works,” we pay attention.

  • Expungement isn’t the answer

    The state Supreme Court will soon take up a case on whether judges in New Mexico have the authority to erase court and arrest records. If they determine that judges do have that authority, they’ll also have to tackle the question of when it is appropriate to take such an extraordinary action.

    There’s no question in our minds that arrest records are burdensome. They raise red flags for prospective employers.