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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 23, 2012
  • Another Perspective - Bullish on the state’s GOP

    Election Day was a tough one for Republicans. It was tough for our candidates, our volunteers and Gov. Martinez. Despite an investment of nearly $3 million by the governor and her related political action committees, a well-funded U.S. Senate race and an active GOP Victory operation, let’s not fool ourselves; the Republican Party frankly got wiped out.

    Although Republicans had a net gain of three seats in the state Senate, we experienced a net loss of at least two in the House of Representatives, thus dashing our hopes of taking control of this chamber.  

  • Four down, two to go

    When we completed the last mural panel for the “The Peoples History of El Norte,” none of the contemporary issues illustrated were resolved. Since then four of six have been resolved by a concerted grassroots effort by the people of San Miguel County.

    Whites Peak has been returned to the people, Invenergy has been blocked from littering the Bernal mesa with turbines, the PNM plant on the west side of Las Vegas has been shut down, and the 1199 have finally prevailed against Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

  • Nuestra Historia - ... sometimes go awry: Raynolds, Long and Storrie

    He helped rebuild San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake, and had just completed the famed Rock Mile tunnel in that city, when he heard he might be needed in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

    He was told the land grant board in that faraway city was having trouble with its plans for a mammoth reservoir and irrigation project, which was at a standstill after D.A. Camfield gave up in frustration and abandoned the project in 1912.

  • Another Perspective - Overcoming New Mexico’s challenges

    The 2012 election season was one of the most divisive, partisan and personal that New Mexico has faced. It will be hard and it will take time to heal the wounds, but it is critical that we do so and move away from campaigning and toward governing as fast as possible if we are to make any progress overcoming the tremendous challenges facing New Mexico.

  • National thanks

    It’s that time of year in which we express our appreciation for what’s good in this world. Following are a few thanksgivings from our perspective on the nation.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Nov. 21, 2012
  • Work of Art - Ultima, ultimately

    The first time many of us saw Rudolfo Anaya was when he spoke to Highlands students and staff in a packed Sala de Madrid, around 1972.

    He had just completed his first — and in my opinion, his best — novel, “Bless Me, Ultima,” now a movie that my family and I saw at a multi-screen theater in Santa Fe last weekend.