• Letter to the Editor, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

    Opinion ≠ truth

    Revelations concerning the influence of a foreign country on our elections are coming to light on an almost daily basis. Our knee-jerk reaction is to recoil in shock and ask “How can this happen?”

    But as a society we have been taught since our earliest years to accept statements and opinions of others as Truth.

  • Letters to the editor, Nov. 12, 2017

    Smart, strong man

    I recently learned of the death of my childhood friend, James Allingham (“Ham,” on his letter sweater), at age 80. We grew up in East Las Vegas. My earliest memories of him are playing, hard, at Library Park as pre-teens, occasionally ending up bruised and scraped. We hunted dove together. We worked delivering milk before school, and summers, for Standard Dairy. 

  • Letters to the editor, Nov. 5, 2017

    Nothing new

    “He’s the only person (Tim Harris) in the U.S. with Down Syndrome that owns a restaurant; that’s a pretty unique scenario,” Perez said. “He’s really well spoken and well educated.” — Albuquerque Journal, Nov. 16, 2015.

    In his book “Second World War,” Martin Gilbert describes the evolution of genocidal methods of the Nazis.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

    Great N.M. people

    In just the last several weeks, scores of New Mexicans have travelled to areas of need to assist others. The New Mexico flag was hanging proudly while 22 electricians from our state helped to restore power to victims of Hurricane Irma in Florida.

    Other teams from Mesilla Valley, Las Cruces, and Dona Ana County travelled to Texas to assist with the hurricane and violent storms there. A bakery in Albuquerque filled six trucks with bread to feed people ravaged by the recent storms.

  • Letters to the editor, Oct. 22, 2017

    Gun control O.K. 

    I know a little about guns, I have a few, perhaps five.

    My original rifle is a .250 savage lever action with a six round revolving brass internal magazine. Another rifle I own is a Chinese made SK almost identical to the notorious AK-47. I’ll now tell you what the main difference between the SK and the .250 Savage is: the external magazine. like most hunting weapons the .250 holds five shots or rounds on ammo.

  • Letters to the editor, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

    N.M. Dems' resolutions

    The New Mexico Democratic Party held its 2017 Fall State Central Committee meeting at New Mexico Highlands University on Oct. 7. Democrats from all over New Mexico convened in Las Vegas to debate and vote on resolutions placed before the Committee.

    Of interest to educators are the three resolutions that were voted on and passed at the meeting. 

    One resolution is a move to end overloaded classroom sizes for kindergarten through high school.

  • Letter to the Editor, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017


    “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,” is in Amendment II of the Constitution of the United States of America, adopted in 1789 and revised in 1992.

  • Letters to the editor, Oct. 6, 2017

    Eyes, ears, brain

    OK, I give up. Is there not one person in the White House with eyes, ears and a brain? I am still hearing positive spin on th administration’s response to the crisis in Puerto Rico.

    And when they are not spinning, they are spouting bureaucratic textbook response: nonsensethat has no connection with the terrible reality of life for the residents there.

    Or they are blaming Puerto Rico’s aging infrastructure for the overwhelming devastation?

  • Letters to the editor, Oct. 1, 2017

    Religion’s grip slipping There is a term in science called “critical mass”. It is the smallest amount of fissile material needed for a sustained nuclear chain reaction. In other words, “the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

    In the United States, the oppression of women and the suppression of their rights — to own their bodies; to obtain legal medical procedures; to receive a full range of health care, including all reproductive care available — are quickly approaching critical mass.

  • Letters to the editor, Sept. 17, 2017

    Mil Gracias

    We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Fourth Annual B4B Benefit Motorcycle Run, silent auction and dance on Aug. 19.