Today's Opinions

  • N.M. needn’t be the ‘last in line’

    Most anyone who followed heavy metal in 1984 is probably familiar with Ronnie James Dio’s hit song “The Last in Line.”

    While the lyrics are clearly in line with Dio’s mythology and talk of angels and devils, “The Last in Line,” in particular, could be used to describe New Mexico’s place in history and American sociology.

    The lyrics could also describe where New Mexico is, psychologically.

  • Come down and see ‘The Joseph Show’

    By Beth Urech

    I’m writing this on Thursday, Jan. 18, which just happens to be Joseph Gonzales’s birthday and whom should I see striding down Bridge Street an hour ago? Our official unofficial ambassador of Las Vegas, New Mexico: Joseph!

    Joseph showed me his Christmas present wristwatch from Ulibarri Farms Candy Shoppe and explained to me, “They know I can’t eat candy because I have to watch my cholesterol.”

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

    Lethal stupidity
    What is happening to all the dignity, self-respect and common sense of the peoples of the U.S. when they are led by a group whose skills and knowledge seem to have sunk to the level of entering kindergarteners? “My button’s bigger than his button,” chants the mighty leader of the nation! This is incredible!

    These are nuclear weapons that we are playing with here. The rest of the world weeps and gasps in horror to see a county sinking so dangerously low.

  • Living day to day with an urgency to life

    By Rick Kraft

    I feel that there is an urgency to life.

    I don’t know where I got this from. It may have been learned or it may have been preprogrammed in me. This world view causes me to want to make every day that I have count and I don’t have any time that can be wasted.

    I have a hard time sitting around. I have got to be doing something. For example, once I wake up in the morning I can’t lie in bed trying to get back to sleep.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.

  • Backward N.M. might someday move forward

    It’s easy to talk about how backward New Mexico is. I’m not sure if out-of-staters do it, but we New Mexicans sure like to talk our state down. You know you do. I do too.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Jan. 19, 2018

    Gov. Susana Martinez used part of her final address to the full legislature to say the new Democratic Senate whip had “demeaned” K-12 students by saying the students don’t have academic skills. Sen. Howie Morales criticized the Republican governor for apparently changing her stance on a voter-approved bail reform measure, and talked of a state that he described as better off once Martinez leaves office.
    Come on, guys. Enough about the failed policies of others. Get to the specifics of the solutions.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.