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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug 27, 2017

    Revisit LCC role

    Unfortunately the colleges/universities in New Mexico have been suffering for several years as a result of the funding the state has not been able to provide.

    That lack of funding only leads to layoffs and not filling positions that become vacant. Progress can never be achieved when one has to focus on where to cut rather than where to grow.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 25, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN! GET SEARCH COMMITTEE ROLLING
    Since the recent resignation of Luna Community College President Leroy “Huero” Sanchez, there has been a lot of silence among board members as to how Sanchez is being replaced.

    Most public boards make the selection through a search committee.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 25, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - A tale of two flailing Republicans

    Let’s take a look at two Republicans, President Trump and New Mexico’s own Roman Jimenez, and their remarks in the aftermath of the Charlottesville violence.

    In case you missed it, Jimenez was chairman of the Doña Ana County Republican Party up until last week, when he was pressured into resigning after a rant he posted on social media. Here’s what he wrote on Facebook, exactly as he wrote it:

  • Women really are wired differently

    John Stossel is the author of “No They Can’t! Why Government Fails ­— But Individuals Succeed.”

    Why aren’t there more women criminals?! Men in jail outnumber women by a ratio of 14-to-1. We male stutterers outnumber women, too.

    This isn’t fair! We need more affirmative action! These disparities must be caused by sex discrimination because everyone knows there are no real differences between genders.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 23, 2017
  • Work of Art: Common school breaks help

    Only a few months ago, Bonnie and I flew to Iceland to join our son, Stan, his wife and two daughters, for a dip into their many hot lakes and to see first-hand what the country has done to maximize solar power.

    It was surprising that for a land so far north; we sweated in some of the many steaming swimming areas. We’d read about the geothermal and hydraulic energy, geysers and volcanoes.

  • You can deter phone scams

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Northwest Florida Daily News.

    Once upon a time, being on the Do Not Call list meant that marketers did not call. And when caller ID flashed an 850 area code, it was probably a good idea to answer it because it was likely someone you knew, or a legitimate local business call.

    There were always scams, of course ­— there just weren’t so darn many of them.