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Today's Opinions

  • What it’s not, and what it is

    It’s not the workers. It’s not their wages. It’s not the unions. It’s not all the other things the ruling class politicians are blaming.

    To borrow, out-of-context, a line from Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, “The word, Mr. President, is war.”

    War is making us poor.

    Pat Leahan
    Las Vegas
     

  • Bureaucrat-elites are taking over

    In the name of “security” we lose our rights (see Patriot Act):

  • Coop trying to hijack trustee election

    Board Chairman Dan Romero and some of our board members are attempting to hijack the May 10 Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative’s trustee election. Chairman Dan Romero, who is running for District 4 position, and some of our board members have conspired to control the District 4 election by holding the election in a district that I believe cannot make quorum.

    Only one voting site has been selected. The election will be held in the far eastern district five miles from Dan Romero’s (Romeroville-Tecolote) home; but as far as 50 miles from voters in our district.

  • Don’t balance budget on poor, elderly backs

    Surely the lawmakers who want to balance the budget know that you can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip. Surely they know that to make a stronger chain you strengthen the weaker links.  

    We must not reduce the deficit on the backs of the poor and the elderly. We must not do away with Social Security, Medicaid and unemployment benefits.

    You and I should join the clergy who are praying for lawmakers who want to do away with entitlements.

  • Time to step up, conserve

    We’ve been here before. Now it’s time to step up and show what we can do.        

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 13, 2011
  • Work of Art: Linguistic tyranny

    Growing up on Railroad Avenue, the place we called “Tough Street,” presented manifold problems. Having left that barrio about 50 years ago, I still retain many quite lucid memories of that place.

  • The system worked right

    State Land Commissioner Ray Powell did the right thing by reversing a land swap that his predecessor, Patrick Lyons, had arranged. Powell has effectively returned White Peak in Colfax and Mora counties to the people — where it rightly belongs.

    In 2009, Lyons negotiated an agreement to swap 7,205 acres of state trust land at White Peak for 3,330 acres of ranch land. The exchange was one of four proposed by the State Land Office under Lyons that would have traded 14,000 acres of public land for 9,600 acres owned by White Peak ranches.