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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: Working like a dog, or pig

    “You look tired. Maybe you’ve been working too hard.”

    “I worked like a dog today,” my mother would respond. “Can’t you see how nice the house looks and how frazzled I look?”

    If we were in the business of creating mixed metaphors, this would be a world-class effort. The dialogue isn’t made up. I heard it often during my childhood in the days when women stayed home cooking and cleaning and men sailed to the saline mines.

  • Indiana law misguided

    “What’s happened to Hoosier hospitality?”

    So reads a sign hoisted by one of many residents of Indiana who demonstrated against a bill signed just recently by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

    Clearly, Indian’s governor didn’t put much thought behind his pen in approving legislation whose repercussions have become a hot-button topic throughout the country. And, as of Friday, the ever-changing issue has Pence agreeing to sign a revised bill.
    Some background:

  • Editorial cartoon - April 6, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Products from an unproductive session

    It’s no secret that this year’s legislative session was pathetically unproductive; on the day of adjournment, lawmakers couldn’t even pass the capital outlay bill. But it was an Albuquerque Journal report by Dan Boyd that quantified it: Of 1,365 bills introduced, only 191 made it to the governor’s desk for signing.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 3, 2015

    THUMBS UP! STATE CHAMPS!
    Congratulations to Isabel Cavazos and her West Las Vegas cheer squad for bringing home a Class 4A state championship in the co-ed cheer category. Cavazos credited the championship to dedication and hard work of each team member and to outstanding teamwork in developing winning routines. It’s an amazing accomplishment, one that our entire community celebrates.

    THUMBS UP! SOUTHWEST CHIEF IS STICKING AROUND

  • Editorial cartoons - April 3, 2015
  • Another perspective - The unfortunate cost of drilling

    By Roger Toll

    U.S. 285, which runs near our home south of Eldorado, is a big part of my life. I bike south on it through the high-desert beauty of the Galisteo Basin. I drive north to Colorado ski areas and the Arkansas River Valley. It is the major thoroughfare through town, and we shop in stores along its route.

  • Another perspective - What really happened to capital outlay

    By Michael Sanchez

    Following the Governor’s press conference at the end of the 2015 Legislative Session, residents of New Mexico may be excused for being confused about what actually happened to spending on infrastructure projects across the state. Gov. Susana Martinez did not help matters when she levelled false accusations against Senate Democrats.