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Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia: Old Town became children’s playground

    Not yet 10-years old, the writer and childhood friend David Escudero waited anxiously as the workmen called it a day, then set out to explore the immense playground which had appeared almost overnight on the streets and alleyways of Old Town. Mounds of earth, sand and gravel, bar ditches and trenches and manholes, excavations, large and small, and heavy equipment of every size and purpose, became our paradise — to explore until the sun set and we grudgingly heeded the beckoning calls from home.

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Sept. 13, 2013

    The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C., on the invisible department (Sept. 9):
    Introducing the State Department’s budget request earlier this year, Secretary of State John Kerry quoted Vice President Joe Biden as saying, “Don’t tell me what you value — show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.”

  • Remembering 9/11

    Today is the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a day that irrevocably altered who we are as a nation.

    On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners, crashing two of them into the World Trade Center in New York and a third into the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 11, 2013
  • Work of Art — A graveyard for baseballs

    It’s great to come across someone who remembers when we played baseball without needing an instruction manual, and when we played with baseballs without covers. My dad wondered where all his black friction tape had gone before he saw the criss-cross patterns of my baseball — one of the few in the neighborhood.

  • High court will step in

    The state Supreme Court has finally decided to take up the issue of same-sex marriage in New Mexico. It’s about time.
    The high court agreed Friday to hold a hearing on Oct. 23 to hear arguments in the case. The decision came after all 33 county clerks in the state petitioned the Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue.
    As it now stands, eight New Mexico counties are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, while the remaining 25 are not.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 9, 2013
  • Just a Thought - Inspirational quotes

    We live in interesting times. Times that mankind has never experienced before. Do you ever wonder why you were born into this time?

    It seems like every day I receive numerous e-mails in my “Inbox” and I have no idea why I am receiving them. Although most of them are “nonsense,” sometime a few months ago I must have clicked a button somewhere that causes me to regularly receive “Inspirational Quotes.” One day they just started coming in and they have continued to be sent to me ever since.