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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon: July 27, 2016
  • Editorial:Battling addiction

    Editor’s note: This editorial is from the Minneapolis Star Tribune and was originally published on July 22.

    Cocaine. Heroin. Crack. Methamphetamine. Sadly, each of these dangerous, illegal drugs has fueled national epidemics of addiction and overdoses over the past half-century in the United States.

  • A work of Art:Plagiarism now a household word

    Oh, I pity today’s comma chasers. But first, let’s make one thing clear. The term comma chaser doesn’t refer solely to that tiny punctuation mark but is a generic term for editors and teachers, and even parents who take the time to look over their kids’ homework.

    And while on this subject, let me stress that every person who checks submitted work for spelling, punctuation (not just commas), apostrophes (especially) and content already has a place reserved in the Great Hereafter.

  • Editorial Cartoon: July 24, 2016
  • Editorial Cartoon: July 24, 2016
  • Editorial: Health group dragging its feet

    The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has joined with the Santa Fe New Mexican and the Albuquerque Journal in taking a Tennessee company to court in an effort to force it to release settlement agreements it has entered into with inmates in the state’s prison system.

    Corizon Health provided all medical services at 10 state prison facilities and was paid $37 million a year through a contract with the New Mexico Department of Corrections. The company was hit with numerous lawsuits alleging that it provided inadequate care.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 24, 2016

    Keep up the momentum

    Some have said the city has made little or no progress on its water problems. That is flat out wrong.

    Las Vegas was in the state and national news as the New Mexico city nearly running out of water — not good for citizens’ quality of life nor for the economy. Over the past several years, the city has made lots of progress toward fixing the ancient, neglected, and inadequate water system that the previous administration inherited.

  • Just a Thought: Everything rises and falls on leadership

    One of my mentors is author and pastor John Maxwell. I have listened to hundreds and hundreds of talks by him as well as many of his books on CDs.  

    His wisdom has helped equip me to teach leadership to others. I had the opportunity to meet him once at a book signing after he spoke in Atlanta.

     He has been named a bestselling author by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week. In 2014 he was named the No. 1 leadership and management expert in the world by Inc. Magazine. He has authored over 50 books.