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Today's Opinions

  • 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
  • Work of Art: Search for gender neutrality

    Man oh, man, did I ever have a rough day! Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if I ever have a day like today. You see, Monday, Labor Day was a holiday. I went to the office to do some of Tuesday’s work on Monday, and there was no one available to man the office.

    Perhaps some 30 years ago, none of the above would have caused a ripple. Today, it seems, there are many who might argue that using all those masculine terms is offensive and sexist. That makes it difficult to say or write anything.

  • Students losing out

    What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Mora Independent School District was celebrating after its high school was named a National Blue Ribbon School. Today, the district is trying to weather yet another round of controversy.

    The Blue Ribbon was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. Mora High School was one of only 335 schools in the nation to receive the distinction based on its academic accomplishments. The national honor thrust the school into the spotlight and resulted in visits from U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and Gov. Susana Martinez.