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Today's Opinions

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Police work is tough, but it has to be scrutinized

    It’s tough to be a cop these days.

    It always has been, but in today’s climate it’s particularly difficult. And it’s not just nationally, it’s local too, right here in cities and towns across New Mexico.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 6, 2016

    Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the family of Vicky Ortiz, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff of NMBHI Meadows Evergreen North. We would like to recognize the nurses, certified nursing assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, cooks, beauticians, activity therapists, doctors, social workers, housekeepers, foster grandmother, and administrators for their hard work and dedication.

  • Editorial Cartoon: May 4, 2016
  • Editorial : Crossing the line

    Testimony presented in federal court last week raises serious questions about the state Human Services Department and the manner in which it has been administering its food assistance program.

    According to The Associated Press, state caseworkers and supervisors testified last Thursday that they falsified income information on emergency applications for people seeking food assistance, resulting in some of the state’s most needy being denied help.

  • A work of Art: ‘Kinda’ is sorta common nowadays

    A recent discovery, which with my luck won’t create even a ripple, deals with added flabbiness in speech and writing.
    The culprit has a name: “Like.” We’re not talking about the verb like, which might appear in this sentence: “I really like Katherine Zeta Jones.” That’s a legitimate use of the word.

    It’s the flabby part of speech that we make of “like,” when we like overuse it.

  • Editorial cartoon - May 1, 2016
  • A cynical alliance

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Dallas Morning News and was initially published on April 26.

    Cruz-Kasich alliance to stop Trump is a cynical gamble that could backfire.

    If it holds, the uneasy truce between Texas’ Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich may — and we emphasize may — succeed in keeping real estate mogul Donald Trump from securing enough delegates to win the GOP nomination outright.

  • Just for the record: A recent experience with medical costs

    We can’t all seem to agree about much lately, but perhaps we can all agree that in order to address a problem we have to have some accurate information, even if just one person’s experience.

     So, assuming we agree we do have a problem with medical costs and coverage (including the specter of going bankrupt from medical costs if not insurance costs), I’d like to share a recent experience with surgery and hospitalization: