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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, April 15, 2018

    World Tai Chi Day
    World Tai Chi Day begins at 10 a.m. in the first time zone on our planet.
    Tai Chi is all about generating good, healthy, positive energy to better ourselves and be better to all those around us.

    It is this energy that is being generated and sent across the world from time zone to time zone collectively spreading the good intentions of 300 million plus Tai Chi practitioners (we’re called players) across all geographical, political, religious boundaries.

  • Poll shows New Mexicans want reforms

    In 2016, Americans threw a hand grenade into the nation’s body politic. Fed up with politicians in general and suffering from misinformation running amuck on social media, Donald Trump became that grenade and we’ve been dealing the consequences ever since.

  • Thumbs: Our high-country lowdown on the news, April 13, 2018

    THUMBS DOWN: WHAT BALLOONS REPRESENT
    To some, balloons represent flying to the heavens — a way to honor those no longer with us. To others, it’s merely a way to symbolize a happy event or celebration, and florists and gift shops recognize this.
    However, Sunday afternoon, balloons represented an enemy of the local electrical grid. PNM said balloons were the cause a of a power outage that affected about 2,000 customers in Las Vegas and the surrounding area to the north.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 13, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 13, 2018.

  • Let there be light

    I was 10 when I'd go to Marquez Grocery on Grand, a short distance from my house to buy a treat to enjoy on the way to Immaculate Conception School.

    In the store, I saw a scruffy kid around 7, who asked the grocer, Orlando Marquez, for "a bag of George Gershwins."

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

  • A trade war will hurt San Miguel County

    In any kind of all-out military war, the U.S. can probably beat anyone on earth. In a trade war, however, the U.S. doesn’t hold such a strong advantage.

    San Miguel and Mora counties, and New Mexico in general, will be long-term losers if the apparently forming trade war with China and other nations continues to materialize.

  • Consider poverty from multiple points of view

    Some insisted during the recent Tri-County Poverty Summit, spearheaded by San Miguel County Commissioner Rock Ulibarri, that the problem is structural.

    If true, how is the structure defined?

    The other logical question, of course, is who imagined and saw to its being built?

    If one can’t honestly define the structural problem, how can one clearly take the necessary action to address or fix the problem?

    One significant point was made that emphasized perspective.