Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon Nov. 18, 2015
  • Editorial: Combatting terrorism

    Editor’s note: This editorial is from the (Peoria) Journal Star and was initially published Nov. 14.

  • A work of Art: ‘More muscle over here’

    It’s unsettling to see so much unrest in an institution that has been dear to us. I watched a clip of a lot of tussling on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus at the time the university’s president, Tim Wolfe  and a chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin, resigned their jobs in response to complaints by students at the mostly-white university.

  • Ethics reform needed

    Given the scandals that have rocked New Mexico over the past year, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that our state scored a D- in the 2015 State Integrity Investigation.

    The investigation — conducted by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. — assessed how each state’s laws and practices deter corruption, promote transparency and enforce accountability.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 15
  • Another Perspective: Use of state lands by public hunters in danger of becoming a thing of the past

    If there’s one thing that we New Mexicans pride ourselves on, it’s tradition. Our cultural and familial traditions are some of the most important aspects of our lives. We hold them near and dear to our hearts and will do anything to protect them. This can entail anything from spending hours trying to get Grandma to put measurements to her recipes so that you can write them down for continued use, to protesting and resisting to ensure that our way of life is passed on to future generations. It’s in our history, our culture, our identity; it is who we are.

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 15, 2015

    Poverty limits college graduation rates
    Gov. Susana Martinez made an unsubstantiated claim about prompt college graduation and poverty reduction. The 9-11-15 AP report “State falling short on higher education” implied that measures to speed college completion would help to reduce poverty  levels. A simple correlation between these factors cannot prove which, if either, is a cause of the other.

    However, numerous studies support the contrary view that poverty limits college graduation rates.

  • Just a Thought - Community conflicts and a bumper sticker

    By Rick Kraft

    The headline on the front page of a local newspaper states that last night the community was emotionally split over a controversial issue being heard by the community leaders. A bumper sticker on the rear fender of a car that was parked in the parking lot stated “God Bless Everyone. No Exceptions.”

    So how do we reconcile these two concepts of a highly emotional conflict and blessing everyone? Are they reconcilable? I believe so.