Today's Opinions

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Sampling a week of small-town news

    And they say nothing ever happens in small towns.

    Take a look at some of the goings-on just last week around New Mexico, gleaned from small-town newspapers across the state.

    Down the in southwestern corner of the state, the Silver City Daily Press reported on how Gary Johnson came riding through town on his bicycle.

  • Raising children in Trump era

    Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and professional in residence at Kent State University’s school of journalism.

    “ You could be president some day.”

    As recently as last year, this is what we told America’s children. We said this to encourage them to banish those inner voices of doubt and imagine themselves at their fullest potential.

    See yourself in our first black president, and feel the obstacles melt away. Look at that woman nominated to be president, and hear those glass ceilings shatter.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 19, 2017
  • Work of Art: The Ayatollah Raiders?

    We were unwinding after having taken in some of the sights in Denver over the weekend. We boarded the capital city’s light rail toward our destination, which is about as close to the center of town as one can get.

    Benji, our youngest son, and his family put us up for the night in a 24-story apartment house that places Ben a short block from where he works. And what is that work? Doing computers or something. What else does anyone his age do for a living nowadays?

  • Congress, rein in the president

    The following is a recent editorial by columnist John Stossel that appeared nationally.

    President Donald Trump drives people crazy.

    Especially those in the media.

    They hate him so much, they leap on every anti-Trump rumor.

    The Federalist’s Jordyn Pair points out that the press repeatedly told us that a dozen Trump administration members were about to be fired, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Press Secretary Sean Spicer and strategists Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 16, 2017
  • Beth Speaks for Herself - The girl on the 41st floor would be me

    By Beth Urech

    Mark and I walked over to Millennium Park in downtown Chicago to hear the Independence Day Concert performed by the Grant Park Orchestra. Wonderful friends, Deb and Robin, had saved us a place on the great lawn.

    Surrounded by several thousand other folks, we listened to the Largo from Dvorak’s New World Symphony with its haunting English horn.

    We also heard a champagne polka, St. Bailey’s rag, four Scottish dances, and the 1812 Overture.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 16, 2017

    Supporting Charles Trujillo

    I had a dream recently that I would like to share.

    Emelia Trujillo, Charles Trujillo’s grandmother, was my best friend. I believe that those who have died are still with us in spirit.