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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Roundup - May 23, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Star-Ledger, New Jersey, on racism and sexism (May 19):
    Now and then, we choose the most convenient prism through which to view our most serious social problems, however superficially, because it comes packaged in equal doses of celebrity and infamy.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 23

    Police academy is common thread
    The New Mexico National Guard went and quelled a riot at the New Mexico State Penitentiary on Feb. 2, 1980. The situation was made even more dangerous by the fact that many of the prisoners had gotten into the prison pharmacy, yet none of the prisoners were killed by guardsmen. Our citizen soldiers can stand proud for this great duty performance.
      What seems to be the common denominator in all these police shootings — could it be all the cops are trained at the same police academy?

  • We must do better

    Federal and state agencies oversee a number of programs that are supposed to serve as a safety net for those down on their luck.

    Those programs are critical for people who have lost their jobs and don’t have money for groceries or health insurance for their children.

    But in New Mexico a “perfect storm” of events has resulted in a backlog of thousands of applications from poor residents who have applied for health care and food assistance.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 21, 2014
  • Work of Art: ¿Q-vo, ese bro?

    Remember when boys would go to school, their pockets bulging with marbles, and those same marbles would work wonders when spinning around their moms’ washing machines?

    I doubt one can find a game of marbles anywhere anymore, its having gone out of style when gadgets like Rubik’s cubes and little tile games made the scene.

  • Some tragic consequences

    No matter how you look at it, the death of Arcenio Lujan is a tragedy.

    Lujan was shot and killed by two state police officers on May 8 after he reportedly pointed a rifle at them. The officers were there checking in on Lujan because his former supervisor and a friend notified authorities that he appeared to be suicidal.

    By most accounts, Lujan was a good man who was battling addiction to prescription drugs. Addiction is an insidious disease that robs people of their hope and leaves a trail of wrecked lives in its wake.

  • Editorial Cartoons - May 19, 2014
  • Editorial Cartoons - May 19, 2014