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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor - June 12, 2015

    New Mora schools chief a good man
    A relative of a school board member in Mora County has been named as the new superintendent, and some people are unhappy, (calling it) “nepotism” ... .
    As far back as I can remember only the relatives and friends of elected officials are appointed good paying jobs.
    I was a two-term county commissioner. My last term in office I hired the aunt of one other commissioner as county manager. The night of the meeting, the people at the county commission meeting went wild.

  • Reaching a compromise

    There has been great consternation in recent months over the inability of state Democrats and Republicans to reach a deal on a capital projects package that would inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s economy. Businesses leaders, local government officials and the media, including this newspaper, blasted lawmakers and the governor for their inability to compromise on this critically important piece of legislation to finance desperately needed infrastructure projects and get more New Mexicans working.

  • Editorial cartoon - June 10, 2015
  • Work of Art: A pamphlet or a tome

    For as long as people have existed, many have cultivated the Art of Exaggeration. And yet, when it comes to minimizing things, we aren’t as skillful.

    Let me explain:

  • TSA dropped the ball

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    Tests by undercover TSA agents reveal unacceptable gaps in security screening.

    Look at your fellow travelers the next time you’re in an airport security line. There’s a unique expression shared by most waiting to have their carry-on bags and persons scrutinized by Transportation Security Administration officers (TSA).

  • Editorial cartoons - June 8, 2015
  • Editorial cartoons - June 8, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - NM big on hometown festivals

    All around New Mexico, we love our festivals. I suppose that’s true all over the world, but here in the Land of Enchantment, we have more than our share of unique events.

    And summertime is season for a whole lot of them to come out of the woodwork.