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Today's Opinions

  • Another perspective - A worthwhile investment

    By Rebecca Latham

    Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to join Gov. Susana Martinez as she delivers an important message across the Land of Enchantment: Tourism is on the rise and is bringing dollars and jobs to New Mexico.

    For the third straight year, New Mexico saw record-breaking tourism growth, with 32.7 million people traveling our state in 2014. That’s 500,000 more visitors than in 2013, a boost that is exposing more people than ever before to our cultural heritage and unparalleled adventure.   

  • Editorial cartoon - July 22, 2015
  • A thrilling achievement

    “The revelations of New Horizons may help us to understand better how our solar system was formed. We explore because we are human, and we want to know. I hope that Pluto will help us on that journey.”
    — Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking

    The magnitude of what scientists have been able to accomplish with NASA’s New Horizons mission is astonishing and is an exciting reminder of why our nation must continue to invest in space exploration.

  • Work of Art: Is Atticus a racist?

    There was a bit of relief when I read a review of a new book that declares that “Go Set a Watchman,” is not a sequel to the 1960s blockbuster novel that became a great movie, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

    But before proceeding, let me release the long-standing pun regarding the Mexican mixed drink called “Tequila Mockingbird.” There might be some mixicologists who will prepare you a Bloody Mary, or Gin and Tonic or a Hot Toddy, but a Tequila concoction? I don’t think so.

  • Editorial cartoon - July 20, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Gov. Martinez appears to be hitting her stride

    Earlier this year I wrote about Gov. Susana Martinez’s tenuous legacy, saying that, after a little more than four years in office, she has little of consequence to tout as a lasting accomplishment.

    Now, I’m thinking she may have found it in tourism.

    And that’s not all I’ve noticed. She may also be hitting her stride politically, and (maybe, just maybe) with the media.

  • Iran deal a significant step

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and was originally published in that newspaper last week.

    The historic agreement between Iran and six nations led by the United States, announced by President Barack Obama early Tuesday morning, sets the stage for containing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran for more than a decade.

  • Just a Thought - What is your ‘coachability’ score?

    By Rick Kraft

    Are you coachable? Do you take instruction well? Do you listen to advice from others?

    Are you the smartest person who ever lived? Maybe a better question is, “Are you the smartest person you know?” If so, why would you need to listen to anyone else? If not, why wouldn’t you listen to others?