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Today's Opinions

  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - Motivated workers contribute to a strong economy

    The act of simply cutting state spending, without considering any revenue enhancements, can hurt New Mexico’s long-term economic performance in several ways.

    Important public services will be curtailed, making New Mexico a less attractive place to visit, live and start or expand a business; state contracts and spending with local businesses will decrease, hurting those businesses’ bottom lines and forcing them to lay off employees or severely cut their hours; and all employees will have less money to spend in our local communities.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 3, 2017

    THUMBS UP! LITERACY FAIR QUITE SUCCESSFUL

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Women on the march

    I like women. I respect women. Some of my best friends are women. But sometimes, I’m still a pig.

    I try to be a gentleman — treating women as ladies and respecting them as equals — but sometimes my smartass side comes out inappropriately. See, there’s an example of my piggishness, I shouldn’t be using a-- in such company but I did anyway. I’ve had a number of women in my life who have told me to clean up my language, from my mother on down, and yet I still use dirty words. Sorry, Mom, I’ll try to do better.

  • Alternative facts

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Portland Press Herald (Maine) and was originally published on Jan. 24.

    We have learned a lot from the first days of the Trump administration. There are facts — things that are indisputably the case. And there are “alternative facts” — things that someone in the White House wants to be true.

    That’s why the newly sworn-in president decided to spend much of the weekend attacking the media for honest reporting on the size of the crowds that came to Washington last weekend.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 1, 2017
  • Work of Art: Having a Hillcrest moment

    Yippee! We’re in the money, as the old song goes. Just minutes ago I received an email. It’s informal, starts only with “Hi” and its brief message is: “A Payment may have been sent to you.” The amount: $4,392.81. The status is marked as “Approved.”

    The final sentence says, “If this email was sent to you by mistake, please ignore it.” And it ends with “Good luck.” The typed name is simply Richard L. I thank Richard for the familiarity and applaud the casual tone of somehow sending the email by mistake.

  • Trump’s tax returns

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The New York Times and was originally published on Jan. 24.

    One of the features on the White House website that didn’t vanish when President Trump took the oath of office on Friday is the “We the People” page, which allows ordinary Americans to petition their government to address an issue of importance to them. The Obama White House, which created the feature, responded to petitions that received at least 100,000 signatures within 30 days.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 29, 2017