Today's Opinions

  • Another Perspective: Early Holiday Gift for Students

    By Betty Patterson

    New Mexico ushers in this holiday season with one of the best gifts students and educators have received in a long time — passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Passed last week in the U.S. House of Representatives, and this week in the U.S. Senate, ESSA is a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind.

  • Letters to the Editor - Dec. 13, 2015

    Splendoria reflects on Colorado shooting

    More murders at “Murder Central,” aka Planned Parenthood, in Colorado Springs.

    There’s a saying: “What goes around, comes around.” Violence begets more violence, in this instance.
    Funny how that works.

    Frank Splendoria

    HU dean should be held accountable

  • Editorial Roundup - Dec. 13 , 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Daily Gazette of Schenectady on calls for registered gun owners to always carry sidearms when they leave their homes (Dec. 8):

    On a Friday morning outside the Empire State Building in August 2012, a disgruntled ex-employee of Hazan Import Co. used a .45-caliber pistol to gun down a former co-worker.

    In the shoot-out that followed in the street, the gunman was killed and nine others were wounded.

  • Just a Thought - You are responsible for your joy

    I cannot make you happy. I just can’t do it. There are absolutely no words I can write from my computer at this moment that you will read today and that will make you live a joyous life.

    Okay, we’ve got that behind us. Now let me tell you what I’ve found works for me.

    I have met a lot of people. You have met a lot of people. Each one  is programmed differently. There are general patterns of behavior, but there is also a high level of individuality. Each person brings different gift sets, different hang-ups, and different attitudes.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Holidays a time for a family visit to the farm

    This time of the year, the holiday, festive and visiting, communicating with family member near and far brings back many memories with my family. One Thanksgiving holiday is long time ago is always remembered by three kids.

    Big Boss Jim and I decided it was time, since all three were almost young adults, to meet the Bartley clan, their father’s large and extended family who lived and worked near Fulton, Mo.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 11, 2015


  • Editorial cartoon - Dec. 11. 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - U.S. riddled with mass shootings

    ROSWELL — As a nation, we’ve got an epidemic on our hands, but instead of addressing it in ways that would actually be productive, we pray for the dead, argue over what to do and brace ourselves for the next round of random violence.
    Mass shootings in the U.S. are an everyday occurrence these days, done by and against fellow Americans. Maybe you haven’t noticed the severity of it all, given all the handwringing over “foreign” terrorism these days.