Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Roundup - April 3, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Los Angeles Times on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives (March 30):

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Sewing up victims of DWI wrecks was routine for doctor

    There are many benefits to living in Northern New Mexico. A big one in my book is being able to meet, to visit with our local public servants on a one-to-one encounter. I know that this is hard to come by in our larger cities and sometimes the message at hand gets garbled by speakers who are at the lower rungs of the topic ladder.

  • Editorial Cartoon: April 1, 2016
  • Editorial Cartoon: April 1, 2016
  • Thumbs April 1, 2016

    There’s no question that drunk driving remains a serious problem in New Mexico, but it’s good to see that we finally appear to be making some progress on the problem. Gov. Susana Martinez announced last week that the number of people killed in drunken driving crashes in New Mexico last year went down by 28 percent. That marked a 36-year low for our state. Still, it’s worth noting that 122 people died in New Mexico last year because of DWI.


  • Dispatch New Mexico- Border concerns cause stir

    There aren’t a lot of people living in the southwestern corner of the state that borders Arizona and Mexico, known as New Mexico’s Bootheel. But that didn’t stop hundreds of area residents from finding their way to Animas earlier this month for a meeting about border security.

    Area newspapers reported that more than 600 people turned out for the meeting. And they sent this “resounding message,” according to the Hidalgo County Herald: “The border is not safe, despite what you may have heard otherwise.”

  • Editorial : Stalled nominations

    The state Court of Appeals handed open government advocates an important victory last week, finding that committees appointed by public bodies must comply with New Mexico’s Open Meetings Act.

    The lawsuit involved the state Investment Council and a series of settlements it entered into related to the management of state funds and pay-to-play allegations.

  • A work of Art: Reactions to panhandling item

    As I answered the phone three evenings ago, I detected a bit of hesitation on the caller’s part.

    She and I had worked in the same building at Highlands for years, until my retirement in 2000. The message came haltingly: “I hope you don’t resent me for this, but I disagree with you and need to get this off my mind.”