Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor - October 4th, 2015

    War of the billionaires, continued
    Liberal/regressive hogwash is so obvious. Take for example the recent letter to the editor “War of the Billionaires.”
    The writer wonders “Who will buy America first, Trump ($4 billion) or the Koch Brothers ($81B)?” Is it possible the writer doesn’t know billionaire Democratic names, like Soros ($23B), Buffet ($68B), Zuckerberg ($43B), Gates ($79B), etc?
    The Democratic Party relies on an uninformed and willfully blind electorate as demonstrated above. 

  • Just a Thought - The process of guarding your heart

    By Rick Craft

    “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Words of wisdom from a single verse about halfway through the Bible at Proverbs 4:23. Why did one of the wisest men who ever lived, King Solomon, pen these words in about 940 B.C.? These words were significant in his day and they remain significant today, three millennia later.

  • Thumbs 10-2-15

    It seems as if everybody saw it. Of course, we’re referring to the super lunar eclipse Sunday evening that displayed a blood-red image. Many went to the Highlands Hilton Science-Technology building to look through the university’s telescope. Some gathered around Storrie Lake, Veterans Park, the Wildlife Refuge and Nine-Mile Hill, on NM 518. One curmudgeonly gentleman at Camp Luna grumbled, “Couldn’t they have scheduled the eclipse at a more convenient hour?”


  • Too bad pope isn’t visiting N.M.

    Unless you were living under a rock, you know the nation —especially Catholics and the media — were enthralled over Pope Francis’ first visit to the U.S. last week.
    Though I’m not Catholic, I admire greatly this pope, who’s upset the status quo of his church, challenged the world’s economic and political powers that be, and shown nothing but love for humanity since becoming the church’s esteemed leader in March 2013.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 30
  • The Pope’s visit to the U.S.

    Editor’s note: This editorial is from The News & Observer of Raleigh (North Carolina) and was originally published on Sept. 21.

    Those fortunate enough to see Pope Francis on his visit to the United States will know it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, one they’ll share with friends and family all their lives. And that feeling will apply to non-Catholics as well as members of the church.

  • Work of Art: ‘Well, nobody ever told me’

    Occasionally in the news we come across an item that requires a re-read. Did I get that right? we ask.

    A week ago there was an item in the Albuquerque Journal about a man — James Roger Madalena — the second-longest-serving member of the New Mexico Legislature, who asserted that he’d never read a particular document that relates to how a politician goes about receiving donations and what to do when he/she receives them.

  • Campaign promises

    Editor’s note: The following editorial was recently published by the Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner.