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Today's Opinions

  • Another Perspective: What matters most in improving our higher education outcomes

    By Sam Minner

    The debates about improving the performance of New Mexico’s institutions of higher education have sharpened recently as the state budget faces daunting shortfalls.

    The budgets for all public colleges and universities have recently been reduced, and more cuts might be on the way. 

    State funding for higher education is not mandated in New Mexico and, as a result, when cuts in state government have to be made, higher education often bears them.

  • Just a Thought: Victims or heroes? The choice is yours

    By Rick Kraft

    “Honey, call 911. My flight’s been hijacked. I know we’re all going to die. I’m not giving up. We’re getting ready to do something. There’s three of us who are going to do something about it. I love you honey.” These were the words spoken by 38-year-old Tom Burnett 3,000 feet  in the air over the skies of Pennsylvania on the morning of Sept. 11, 15 years ago to his wife Deena who was having breakfast at home in California.

  • Letters to the Editor - Sept. 11, 2016

    Hillary ‘scandals’  overblown
    For over a year we’ve all heard about Hillary Clinton’s “scandals” and past mistakes. The entertainment media, formally called the news media, keeps dragging out these “errors in judgment” as proof she is barely qualified to be president. But what they never disclose is how these problems are the inventions of the opposing party.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 9, 2016

    THUMBS UP! TROLLEY BUILDING COMPLETE
    With the completion of the Highlands University Trolley Building, there’s finally an appropriate home for the university’s Media Arts and Technology Department. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday.

    THUMBS DOWN! BOMB THREATS ENDANGER LIVES

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 9, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Notes on the passing small-town scene

    For more than three years now, I’ve been collecting news out of small towns around New Mexico. I launched the Community News Exchange, or CNEx, as a news-sharing service in May 2013 and have been reading many of New Mexico’s smallest newspapers (either online or in hard copies mailed to me) ever since.

  • Taking a stand

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Bulletin of Connecticut  and was originally published on Sept. 2:

    Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose refusal to stand during the national anthem has inspired intense public criticism, deserves the support of anyone who believe in free speech — including those who feel aversion toward his version of peaceful protest.

    Kaepernick’s concerns center on his belief that the country still institutionally oppresses black people, particular by way of police brutality.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 7, 2016