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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 13, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 13, 2017.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, May 11, 2018

    THUMBS DOWN: SO MUCH WINNING
    Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Giron had more than enough time, within state statute, to plan an organizational meeting, and, according to the 2010 City Charter, could have held the meeting at Wednesday’s work session. Instead, the mayor chose to schedule a meeting on a Friday evening, when three councilors had already made plans to go out of town, and then blamed the councilors for not attending.

  • Digging in and taking root

    TOM’S NOTE: On May 6, 2013, Tom McDonald launched the New Mexico Community News Exchange, or CNEx, as well as his “Dispatch New Mexico” column — both of which are still being produced five years later. The following is the first column McDonald wrote for CNEx.

    Once there was a man (actually, he was me) who couldn’t seem to settle down.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, May 11, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, May 11, 2018.

  • Care for 'raw menudo'?

    Call me picky and fussy. I pity anyone who would ever be in a position to cook for me.

    Yes, my wife, Bonnie, does, but through the years I've trained her. She doesn't like it either, so that's half the battle.

    And what is that "it" that she also doesn't like? Read on.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 9, 2018

     Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

  • We need the new minds

    It’s as important for new people to run for office as it is for us to have clean water. However, like all water, there will need to be some filtering and testing.

    We know we can always find that one grandparent who says “Back in my day, we didn’t need all this fancy schmancy vetting of candidates. All we needed was the willingness and courage to run, a sound message and some decent priorities.”

  • Judging you, judging me, judging others

    By Rick Kraft

    “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Words of wisdom from Mother Teresa. Which is more important in our lives, judging others or loving them?

    In our lives, we spend a lot of time judging others. It happens daily, even hourly. There are two critical things to understand about judging others: We judge from our own personal framework and we often don’t have all the information about the person we are judging.