Today's Opinions

  • A Mission of Mercy

    If prior Mission of Mercy clinics are any indication, the free dental clinic scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Santa Fe will draw a huge crowd.

    Free dental clinics that have previously been held in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Farmington and Rio Rancho have underscored the huge need that exists for dental services in New Mexico. Unfortunately, many people in our state don’t have dental insurance, and they just can’t afford dental care. So they do without.

  • Edtorial Cartoon - April 6, 2016
  • Work of Art: Fear of falling

    When my siblings and I were younger, the summer highlight was a “picinic” (Mom always added a syllable to that word, assuming that somehow the extra vowel would pique our pleasure) around Mora, Holman Hill or Tres Ritos, where we children waded and climbed.

    Close to where Mom spread out her picinic blanket, my brother Severino, sister Evangeline and I got our fill of thrills as we tested our climbing skills in the hills.

  • Edtorial Cartoon April 3, 2016
  • Get rid of ‘gag order’

    The American Civil Liberties Union hit the state Public Education Department with a lawsuit last week over a regulation that prohibits teachers from making disparaging remarks about standardized tests.

  • Another Perspective: Court of Appeals celebrates 50th

    Friday was the 50th anniversary of the creation of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. In 1965, the State Legislature approved a proposed constitutional amendment to create an intermediate court of appeals.

    The Legislature acted because the State Supreme Court’s burgeoning case load was resulting in unacceptable delays in the disposition of appeals. Voters overwhelmingly approved the amendment in a special election on Sept. 28, 1965.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 3, 2016

    Benavidez deserves a second chance

    I don’t know Mr. (Anthony Leroy) Benavidez and so I have no dog in the fight described in the Viewpoints column, March 23.

    But it seems to me that without further information about the type of felony he received, and how many years — or decades — ago, it is a mistake to ban him from the West Las Vegas school board.

  • Just a Thought: Learning to KISS (keep it simple, stupid)

    We have a tendency to make life more complex than it really is. So let’s try to simplify it today. Let’s break it down to its simplest level.

    Life is a series of interactions with others. Not interacting with others is not an option that is available. Because of this we must leave the comfort and security of our homes and go out and engage in interactions with others.

    Some do this well without missing a beat, but for others their stress meter tops out as they are pushed to the edge of (or even outside) their comfort zone.