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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor - Dec. 19, 2014

    Archbishop’s Christmas message
    Christmas decorations are up all over New Mexico. But it seems the emphasis is on large Santa Claus figurines, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. There are twinkling lights and tinsel everywhere and people are busy buying and wrapping gifts in fancy paper with big bows. We are all sending and receiving Christmas cards. Dinners and trips are being planned. Lots of money is being spent. We are told we are supposed to say “Happy Holidays” — not Merry Christmas!

  • Teachers deserve raise

    “Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.”
    —Helen Caldicott, author and peace activist

    With the dramatic drop in oil prices over the last few months, our state’s budget picture for the coming fiscal year isn’t looking very good.

    That will mean that state lawmakers will face some tough decisions when they convene in Santa Fe next month to develop a budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.

  • Editorial cartoon - Dec. 17, 2014
  • Work of Art: A subtle death wish?

    What were they thinking? They are young — probably pre-pubescent — boys who almost caused my workout partner to reduce Las Vegas’ population by three.

    Let me explain:

  • U.S. is above use of torture

    The revelations contained in a Senate report on “enhanced interrogation” techniques used by the CIA in the wake of the 9/11 attacks are dismaying. The report, made public last week, makes it clear that the CIA resorted to torturing prisoners at secret prisons around the world.

    To be clear, some of the prisoners the CIA was dealing with at the time were despicable people who had a hand in the 9/11 terrorist plot. They were people like accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

  • Editorial cartoon - Dec. 15, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - New Mexico Tourism is a matter of economics, pride

    Since moving to New Mexico a decade ago, I’ve had a lot of family and friends come out for a visit, and they’re often quite curious about this land and its people.

    On such occasions, I like to play tour guide, taking my visitors around to see various historic and cultural sites, all while bending their ears with what I’ve learned over the years about my adopted state and its citizenry.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 12, 2014

    THUMBS UP! TWO BEAUTIFUL TREES
    Like you, we’ve been enjoying the two beautiful city Christmas trees that were put up in recent weeks at Plaza Park and the old Safeway parking lot on Douglas and Seventh. While we have thanked the city crews who put up and decorated the trees, we were remiss in not also thanking the Bartley family of Gascón for donating the evergreens. The trees were hand-picked and cut down by John Bartley, and he did a great job.

    THUMBS UP! TARGETING DWI DRIVERS