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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: Having and losing a Friend

    I don’t have any friends. True, there are many acquaintances, lots of colleagues, classmates, neighbors, co-workers, primos and primas, but no friends.

    At least not anymore. The only person I believe was my Friend died last week.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 2, 2017
  • Climate policy is essential

    The following editorial appeared in The Washington Post on March 28.

    Under President Barack Obama’s leadership, the world finally began addressing one of the greatest challenges human beings have ever faced, a multi-generational struggle to keep the planet temperate and accommodating to human life.

    President Trump’s move to rip up Mr. Obama’s climate policies are beyond reckless. Children studying his presidency will ask, “How could anyone have done this?”

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Lost and found

    By Beth Urech

  • Just a Thought: Living a full life by losing your breath

    By Rick Kraft

    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. How often do you have moments that leave you breathless? Consider this as an alternate method of measuring your life.

  • Editorial Roundup - April 2, 2017

    Dallas Morning News (March 28) on efforts to overhaul Obama-era health insurance law:

    Just about everyone in Washington wants to move on from last week’s big standoff over Republicans’ failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

    That’s understandable, maybe, but it’s also deeply cynical. The health care plan has always needed improvement, and for six years Republicans refused to tweak it, preferring to use its shortcomings as a political rallying cry.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 2, 2017

    Defend public lands

    New Mexico is home to millions of acres of public lands.  These lands encompass a diverse range of ecosystems — from the lush green Santa Fe National forest to the glistening White Sands National Monument. Not only are our public lands emblematic of New Mexico’s unique natural heritage, but they also anchor our tourism industry, one of the state’s fastest growing economic sectors.

  • Health care needs reform

    The following editorial was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on March 24.

    Congressional Republicans’ first serious attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act suffered a crushing defeat Friday with the last-minute cancellation of a House vote on the GOP proposal. While this is a serious setback for President Trump’s agenda, the young administration and its congressional allies should not back away from the critical work of reforming the nation’s costly, complex health care system.