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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 5, 2017
  • Just a Thought: The basic elements necessary for a hero

    By Rick Kraft

    What our nation needs is more heroes. What our community needs is more heroes. What our families need are more heroes.

    There is a shortage of heroes among us.  Now, more than ever in the history of mankind, we need heroes among us.

    Can you be a much needed hero? Are you worthy of being considered a hero?

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 5, 2017

    A response to ‘Trump voters smart’
    I am dubious about Mr. Fred Moore’s defense (1/29/17) of all of those hard-working, well-informed, smart voters with college educations who helped elect Mr. Trump. So what! I believe that Bernie Madoff had a college education, was quite smart and worked hard to have duped all of those wealthy clients out of their fortunes.   

  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - Motivated workers contribute to a strong economy

    The act of simply cutting state spending, without considering any revenue enhancements, can hurt New Mexico’s long-term economic performance in several ways.

    Important public services will be curtailed, making New Mexico a less attractive place to visit, live and start or expand a business; state contracts and spending with local businesses will decrease, hurting those businesses’ bottom lines and forcing them to lay off employees or severely cut their hours; and all employees will have less money to spend in our local communities.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 3, 2017

    THUMBS UP! LITERACY FAIR QUITE SUCCESSFUL

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Women on the march

    I like women. I respect women. Some of my best friends are women. But sometimes, I’m still a pig.

    I try to be a gentleman — treating women as ladies and respecting them as equals — but sometimes my smartass side comes out inappropriately. See, there’s an example of my piggishness, I shouldn’t be using a-- in such company but I did anyway. I’ve had a number of women in my life who have told me to clean up my language, from my mother on down, and yet I still use dirty words. Sorry, Mom, I’ll try to do better.

  • Alternative facts

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Portland Press Herald (Maine) and was originally published on Jan. 24.

    We have learned a lot from the first days of the Trump administration. There are facts — things that are indisputably the case. And there are “alternative facts” — things that someone in the White House wants to be true.

    That’s why the newly sworn-in president decided to spend much of the weekend attacking the media for honest reporting on the size of the crowds that came to Washington last weekend.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 1, 2017