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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: Going bankrupt? Again?

    A resident of the tiny town of Ocate, N.M., just a few miles from Wagon Mound, proved that she can go bankrupt two or three times in just a few minutes but still have a tidy sum to get her back home.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - In Jeannette Rankin’s footsteps

    By Beth Urech

    I’m going to Santa Fe on Saturday, Jan. 21, for the Women’s March on Washington/Santa Fe. I never marched in a high school band twirling a baton or tooting a trombone. Nor did I join any protests in my younger years so this will be my first-ever march.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Jan. 15, 2017
  • Editorial Cartoons - Jan. 15, 2017
  • Mental illness and gun rights

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Dallas Morning News and was originally published Jan. 10.

    It’s time. Time to talk about the mentally ill and their Second Amendment rights.

    It was time to talk about it back in 2007, after the Virginia Tech massacre. It was time to talk about it in December 2012, after Adam Lanza emerged from his mother’s basement with an armful of weapons and made his bloody way through Sandy Hook Elementary.

  • Just a Thought: Living a shortened life because of a dream

    By Rick Kraft

    He was a man who made a difference, who brought about change. He is one of my heroes. He modeled his life for us to follow.

    Today’s column is about a man who sacrificed his life for a cause. He lived a life filled with death threats against him, against his wife, and even against his children. Yet through it all, he advocated non-violence, led by example, and pursued a cause that would ultimately cut short his life.

    His name is Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - We must properly fund New Mexico’s court system

    New Mexico’s courts face a funding crisis that threatens to undermine the judiciary’s ability to protect our rights by delivering timely justice.

    We must act now to prevent further damage.

    As Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels recently told a legislative committee, “We are now basically on life support through the end of this fiscal year.”

    In courthouses across the state, New Mexicans can see the corrosive effects of budget cuts and underfunding of the judiciary.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 15, 2017

    Difficult time attracting MDs
    Over the past few months some members of our community and the local hospital have been in conflict over the unavoidable closing of one service due to lack of physicians to oversee the care. Unfortunately, this response has had a negative impact on the ability of the hospital to recruit physicians in general, and so the search continues to fill needed services.