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Today's Opinions

  • Another Perspective: Trump travel ban problematic

    By Victoria J. Mora

    There have been many responses from higher education to President Trump’s original executive order limiting visas for refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

    With the release of the revised executive order on March 6, the scope of the “travel ban” has narrowed. But the new order remains problematic in light of the aims it intends to achieve and it is our responsibility as educators to call this out.

  • Another Perspective: Health care vital to state

    The health care industry is the bright spot in New Mexico’s economy, adding jobs at a time when other sectors are shedding them, but it does even more by supporting the culture of our communities and providing hope to generations of New Mexicans.

    As New Mexico’s population grows older, it is more important than ever that our hospitals and clinics remain financially strong and that our doctors, nurses and other health care providers remain able to give us the kind of first-rate and compassionate care that we all need and have come to expect.  

  • Just a Thought: I went out and bought a thousand marbles

    By Rick Kraft

    It is funny how a thousand marbles can help keep life in perspective.  Like an ever-flowing waterfall, life is constantly coming at us from upstream and then flowing past us. We finish one day, go to bed, and then wake up and another day is upon us.  

    Life marches on whether we want to recognize it or not.  Yesterday has been spent, but today is still available. Although none of us knows how many tomorrows we have to spend, we assume we have many.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - What’s in a name, anyway?

    By Beth Urech

    “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” unless your name is Rosaria or Rosa but on your current driver’s license it is written as Rose.

    Ever since the new law went into effect Nov. 14, 2016, some of us are discovering our names don’t smell as sweet.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 17, 2017

    THUMBS UP! THEY’RE SCHOLARS TOO

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 17, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Fact-checking websites can offset fake news

    One of my favorite website resources is Snopes.com. It’s straightforward, nonpartisan and well sourced in its findings, and in this era of fake news, it’s a great way to discern fact from fiction.

    Of course Snopes is not the only fact-checking website out there these days, but it’s widely considered one of the most reliable. Criticisms that have been leveled against Snopes have pretty much been debunked as baseless by other fact-checking sources like Factcheck.org.

  • Your mileage may vary

    The following editorial was published in the Detroit News on March 7.

    If President Donald Trump orders a review of automotive fuel economy standards as he reportedly will do, he will be affirming an important principle: Government should keep its promises. The president is expected to grant a request made by 18 automakers, including Detroit’s Big Three, to review the mileage mandates the companies and President Barack Obama agreed to in 2011.