Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

  • Food-tax proposal is outrageously regressive

    The bearded wonder is at it again.

    I’m talking about Cliff Pirtle, the state senator from Roswell who, in 2012, defeated Tim Jennings, the Senate’s pro tem, who had enjoyed more than three decades in office before Gov. Susana Martinez threw some heavy hitting support behind Pirtle.

    He’s been serving in District 32 ever since, winning notoriety for his efforts to rid the state of daylight saving time.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Feb. 2, 2018


    Not everyone’s excited about the menu or discussed changes that go along with The Range Café moving into the Plaza Hotel dining room and bar. Folks have grown accustomed to the setup of the Plaza and have already seen the historic hotel go through many recent changes.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.

  • Letter to the Editor, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

    Mystery partner
    North Korea’s rapid progress in developing an intercontinental ballistic missile and miniaturized nuclear warhead has been nothing short of amazing. It is almost as if an entity that already possesses fully developed technology has been feeding Kim Jung-un a little bit at a time to make it look as if his regime is making its own way toward a system that can deliver a nuclear warhead anywhere in the world.

  • Fans split in this year’s Super Bowl picks

    About a dozen years ago, when I asked members of the public to predict the outcome of the then-current Super Bowl game, I of course included myself.

    Even if my team, the great Oakland Raiders, failed to make it to the big game, I’d always include some kind of lament over their failure to qualify.

    Well, the Raiders, the world’s greatest team, will be watching the game from the stands, or on TV this year. Darn!

  • Voting always matters

    Some Americans tell journalists and fellow citizens that our votes don’t matter, that our capitals and our leaders are bought and paid for. However, there are a lot of reasons to vote in all U.S. elections.
    Voting isn’t for everyone; just those of us who want to help preserve democracy for future generations, and take advantage of an opportunity protected for them by the sacrifice of millions over the past few centuries.

  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018

    Self-evident storms
    Every day, Americans struggle against one or both natural and man-made disasters. President Trump personifies not one, but both; natural in the pathological sense, because his behavior, presumably outside his control, defies normality, and in the man-made sense, because he chooses bigotry, offensive sexual behavior, and ignorance, as a way of life.