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Today's Opinions

  • Two little towns: Gstaad, Switzerland and Las Vegas, NM

    At the age of 29, I moved to the Swiss Alps with my five-week-old daughter. I was a brand-new mother and had never even bathed a baby until Sarah came along. The village doctor told us Sarah had a club foot which necessitated a two hour trip to Bern where an orthopedic surgeon wrapped her left foot in a brace with gauze and plaster.

    “Your daughter will be growing quickly. We will change the cast every three weeks. You must remove the cast before your next appointment. Put your baby in a warm bath to remove it.”

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 30, 2015
  • Editorial: Don’t drink and drive

    As we prepare to wrap up another year and begin a new one, many of us will go out to celebrate. New Year’s Eve celebrations — and the drinking that often accompanies them — are nothing new. Unfortunately, neither are the tragedies that so often occur when someone decides to get behind the wheel after consuming one too many alcoholic beverages.

    It just isn’t worth it.

  • Work of Art;: having cake, eating it too

    And why exactly can’t a person have his cake and eat it too? That expression bothered me for years, and I think I have the hang of it now.

    As I alluded to in a column earlier this month, it’s difficult for people to agree on the meanings of terms we toss around, sometimes cavalierly.

    For example, my friend and co-writer Lupita Gonzales says “having an ax to grind” refers to a person seeking a favor. That person carries a dull ax in hopes of getting it sharpened, free of charge.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 27, 2015
  • Editorial: Time to find middle ground

    Members of New Mexico’s Democratic congressional delegation announced last week that our state may be able to get more time to come into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act — but only if the governor and state lawmakers can reach agreement by Jan. 10 on a plan to bring the state into compliance.

  • Just a Thought: How to simplify your Christmas season

    Christmas has become a complex time of the year. It has developed too many moving parts. Decorating the house inside and out, Black Friday, buying the right gifts, hiding gifts, wrapping gifts, Christmas cards, maxing out credit cards, cleaning the house or making travel plans, planning meals, and the list goes on and on.

    It has become a season that includes broad emotional swings. High stress over getting everything done that needs to get done followed by a great joy of having family gathered together.

  • Editorial Roundup - Dec. 27, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Concord (N.H.) Monitor on on climate change deal (Dec. 15):

    This past weekend’s climate change deal was labeled by world leaders as “historic,” ‘’transformative” and “a victory for the planet.” These may be true. But it really should be framed in terms any good capitalist could appreciate— the agreement represents the biggest business opportunity of a generation.