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Today's Opinions

  • Dumbed down ballots

    The removal of an option in New Mexico to cast a straight party ticket vote with one mark on your ballot has been called into question by a lawsuit brought by the state’s Democratic Party. As of last week, the lawsuit was put on hold by the state Supreme Court while a federal court considers the issue.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 22, 2012
  • Editor's Note - A look ahead to Nov. 6

    If the Albuquerque Journal’s polling is accurate — and I’m told it is about as accurate as polling gets — the five biggest races in New Mexico are pretty much done deals.

  • Mil Gracias - Oct. 22, 2012

    During the week of Sept. 17-23, West Las Vegas held its annual homecoming week of activities: a week of dress up, parade, football game and dance. This was the first year of, hopefully, a yearly Alumni Golf Tournament. The tournament proved to be a success due to the help and support of several sponsors who fell under the categories of Gold, $200; Silver, $100; and Bronze, $50.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 19, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! TURNING TO CHAPTER 11. With Highlands University and other entities filing suit against Makwa Builders LLC, perhaps a bankruptcy was to be expected. The former-and-fired builder of the university’s student center has filed Chapter 11, putting Highlands and others on hold in efforts to collect on and/or settle disputes with Makwa.
    Did Highlands enter into a contract with a house of cards? If so, it’s worth assessing the situation that led to such a misjudgment.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 19, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - West schools began with North, South Public

    Under public education laws enacted by the territorial legislature, a county school system existed in San Miguel County since 1884, and consisted of more than 40 separate schools throughout the county.
    Under that early system, one-room schools were organized in most rural communities, overseen by an elected county school superintendent.

  • Campaigns’ spin, lies beget apathy

    The approximate amount that will be spent on the presidential election is $500 million. An election where both parties convened conventions though neither had an opponent. The purpose of the conventions used to be to barter for the best candidate. It now appears to be a boondoggle for party representatives to dress up like clowns and party. A place where lobbyists and the very rich can come in their private jets or yachts and influence the political parties.

    It’s not rocket science. We all know what is going on and we allow it all to happen.