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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 17, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Fact-checking websites can offset fake news

    One of my favorite website resources is Snopes.com. It’s straightforward, nonpartisan and well sourced in its findings, and in this era of fake news, it’s a great way to discern fact from fiction.

    Of course Snopes is not the only fact-checking website out there these days, but it’s widely considered one of the most reliable. Criticisms that have been leveled against Snopes have pretty much been debunked as baseless by other fact-checking sources like Factcheck.org.

  • Your mileage may vary

    The following editorial was published in the Detroit News on March 7.

    If President Donald Trump orders a review of automotive fuel economy standards as he reportedly will do, he will be affirming an important principle: Government should keep its promises. The president is expected to grant a request made by 18 automakers, including Detroit’s Big Three, to review the mileage mandates the companies and President Barack Obama agreed to in 2011.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 15, 2017
  • Work of Art: Enjoy DST — it’s great

    She’s on the phone, railing to a fellow church member about the first days of Daylight Saving Time. “Oooh! I just hate it!” she tells her friend, Betty Quick, who agrees.

    But really now, what can we say about the extra hour of daylight except that we’re glad it’s finally here? Each year — it seems since we married in 1966 — I’ve used the parable of the man whose blanket failed to cover his feet, leaving him shivering in bed. So he cut a foot off the top of the blanket and sewed it to the bottom. Problem solved. But maybe not.

  • Tapped out (of credibility)

    The following editorial originally published in the Norwich Bulletin (Conn.) on March 6.

    If President Donald Trump’s boundless temerity hadn’t already tested and exhausted the tolerance of every American who doesn’t own a red hat, he probably alienated those last few holdouts on Saturday.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 12, 2017
  • Another Perspective: Is more money the answer to education system’s problems?

    By Carla Sonntag

    We spend a lot of time talking about how bad New Mexico educational system is — ranked 49th in the nation. Is the answer more money? Absolutely not! Some states spending less per student rank higher for educational quality.

    More money is not the answer, but how we spend it is. If we invested in competitive teachers’ salaries that support quality personnel, we might see a difference. We also need to invest in better educational materials and equipment.