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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 17, 2012
  • Editor's Note - No better man

    Real men. I’ve known a few. Old-school men who faced down fears and conquered their world. Strong men who took on great challenges.

    Fighters, lovers, warriors, leaders, competitors, champions — even losers who never quit even when they knew they’d been beaten. These were men who stood their ground.

    But none of them had more of an impact on my life than my father. To me, he was always a giant among men.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 14, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! NINETY POUNDS AND CHILD ABUSE. Drive through Las Vegas once with no seat belt fastened, en route to see a sick uncle in Santa Fe (you say), and maybe a deputy will let you off with a warning. Drive through again, going the other way, and maybe the officer will get suspicious. And if you happen to be carrying about 90 pounds of marijuana, your trip might just come to an abrupt end here.

  • Gridlock, debt are Democrats’ fault

    How can you perpetuate the lies against the GOP as regards to gridlock and the national debt as stated in your Sept. 3 editorial?

    Great damage was done during the Democratic-controlled Senate and House from 2001 to 2010: A fact never mentioned by leftist media.
    Thank God, the GOP took over the House in 2010 to slow the damages created by uncontrolled liberals! Every budget the House has proposed since 2010 is buried by the Democratic-controlled Senate. This Democratic Senate is the cause of all gridlock!

  • Reproductive rights an economic issue

    Glaringly absent from Frank Splendoria’s Sept. 7 letter was any mention of poverty and social justice. Very strange, considering these issues are directly relevant to “the principle[s] of the profound, inherent, and equal dignity of every member of the human family.”

  • Vote for Obama and Heinrich

    I am a Democrat ... and I am urging all of my fellow Democrats who live in San Miguel County to turn out and vote for President Barack Obama and Senate candidate Martin Heinrich on this Election Day.

    I am especially asking all of the Latinos For Obama to turn out and vote for Obama and Heinrich on Election Day, because we cannot win this election without you.

    Keith Campbell
    Yuma, Ariz.
     

  • ‘Trickle-down’ has been discredited

    Mitt Romney gave the American people a dose of voodoo economics in his interview on Meet the Press this past Sunday.

    He wants to lower taxes for everybody, thereby stimulating the economy. This same trickle-down theory has not grown the economy since invented. He wants defense spending at 4 percent of GDP yet he told the VFW that he wants to increase it by $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. Then he said that he would eliminate the deficit by the end of his second term. These are contradictory goals.

  • Mil Gracias - Sept. 14, 2012

    On behalf of my wife, Eloisa, and my children, Carlos, Nora Juarros, Mary Ellen Gallegos and Clara Garcia, we would like to thank Wagon Mound School Superintendent Albert Martinez and the members of the Board of Education for approving a resolution to name the school administration building the Zack and Eloisa Montoya Administration Building.

    Special thanks go to Mr. Tom Herrera for initiating the proposed naming and bringing the idea to Superintendent Martinez, who then presented it to the board.