Today's Opinions

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Making a newspaper kind of living

    Since we’re now entering the dubious era of President Trump, and since my profession is now being called fake, and since I wear a variety of hats these days while creating too many run-on sentences, I figure it’s time to come clean about who I am.

    Maybe then you’ll consider my words and opinions for what they are.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 25, 2017
  • Planned Parenthood

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Foster’s Daily Democrat of New Hampshire and was originally published on Jan. 15.

    Defunding Planned Parenthood endangers the health of millions of low-income women and children in this country and if Congressional Republicans go through with it, they should be held accountable for every person hurt by their action.

    Specifically, every U.S. Representative and Senator who votes for this outrage should be thrown out of office by voters in 2018.

  • Work of Art: ‘When I was your age . . .’

    A school child was greeted with a question as he came home. His mother asked, “Who’s president of the United States?”

    The boy answered, “Barrack Obama.”

    “Wrrrronnng!” his mother replied. “It’s Donald Trump.” Apparently the mom expected her boy’s answer not only to be correct, but also timely.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 22, 2017
  • Obama’s legacy

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Dallas Morning News and was originally published on Jan. 18.

    President Barack Obama left office Friday after eight years as the most consequential Democrat to occupy the White House since Lyndon Johnson. And unlike that Texan, whose presidency was born in tragedy and ended in failure, Obama will not have the ghost of the Vietnam War haunting his days and eating his conscience as LBJ did all the remaining days of his life.

  • Another Perspective: Open letter to Sens. Udall, Heinrich

    By Betty Patterson and Stephanie Ly

    We write to you on behalf of tens of thousands of New Mexico’s public educators to urge careful consideration of the nomination of Ms. Betsy DeVos for the position of Secretary of Education by President-elect Donald Trump.

    It is our strong belief that a successful confirmation of Ms. DeVos would not be in the best interest of public education in the United States, nor in our State of New Mexico.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 22, 2017

    Mourning the loss of civility
    His overblown facial expressions are reminiscent of another fascist demagogue — Benito Mussolini.

    Repugnant defines everything about the man ... sworn in as the president of the USA. He’s an insult to the office and a threat to democracy, an idea which we, the people believe is a given when it is not.

    I fear for the future and mourn for the loss of civility, once also seen as a given. Not so. Bellicose behavior is the new style. What might come of it is hard to think of.