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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: Copping an ID is complex

    A friend asked me to go with her to the Motor Vehicle Department in Las Vegas to get her squared away on the Real ID, which, among other things, entitles one to board a commercial airline.

    Apparently, the Real ID is a document with bells and whistles that gives the holder added privileges.

  • Gun lobby loses luster

    The following editorial published April 23 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    The fever-pitch national hysteria over gun rights ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential elections has all but disappeared now that Donald Trump is president. In terms of federal action directly affecting Second Amendment rights, nothing has changed since President Barack Obama’s departure. The absence of an easily identifiable demon in Washington has frustrated gun makers and their top lobbyists.

  • VA facilities need work

    The following editorial was published in the Washington Post on April 24.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 30, 2017
  • Another Perspective: Underfunding affects justice

    By The Hon. Charles W. Daniels

    For over a half-century since the height of the Cold War, our nation has set aside May 1 as Law Day in recognition of America’s national commitment to the rule of law in our constitutional system of free self-government.

    Over the years, the importance of our commitment to providing equal justice under law has been tested and reconfirmed in the face of serious internal and external challenges.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 30, 2017

    Yahoos take over

    Coming soon: A Yahoo in every key post of the Trump administration.

  • Just a Thought: Living in a world with no privacy left

    By Rick Kraft

    There is no privacy anymore. It seems that whatever anyone does is being watched or recorded. Today we live in a world with the highest accountability in the history of mankind.

    Everything you say or do can and may be used against you. A random picture can be taken of you and posted internationally on Facebook mere seconds after it is taken.

  • Another Perspective: Vetoes have dangerous consequences

    By Bill McCamley

    A few weeks ago, Susana Martinez vetoed funding for every state college and university. All of it.

    Since then, neither she nor House Republican Leaders have proposed a plan to restore it. Because every public school relies on New Mexico for 30 to 50 percent of their budgets, if not changed this decision will annihilate them.
    What does this mean for you? Plenty.