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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Just a Thought: LHolding on to Christmas in January

    By Rick Kraft

    I decided I am going to hold onto Christmas. And I’m willing to wager I’m not the only one who feels this way.

    There is just something about Christmas that is worth holding onto. I can’t help but smile at the homes that are still lit up for the holidays. It confirms for me that they are holding onto Christmas also. But why not?

  • Editorial Roundup - Jan. 22, 2017

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Denver Post (Jan. 17):

    A recent headline reminds us of some good news here at home we wanted to highlight in these divisive times.

    First, the shocker print headline — that hardly sounds like good news.

    Eight men. Half the world’s wealth.

    The poverty-fighting advocates at Oxfam report that the world’s eight richest men are worth the combined wealth of 3.6 billion people at the bottom half of the economic spectrum.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 20, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN! LET’S FIX IT NOW

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 20, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Trump’s unpopular inauguration

    Forget the honeymoon, Donald Trump is already unpopular.

    According to Gallup in a poll taken in early January, Trump’s transition into the presidency had an approval rating of 44 percent, nearly 40 points lower than Barack Obama’s, which stood at 83 percent at about the same time in January 2009 during his transition into the White House.