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Today's Opinions

  • Johnson creates a race against Heinrich

    The former Republican governor of New Mexico ran for president twice as a Libertarian, the second time delivering the most votes ever — over 4 million, or about 3 percent of the popular vote — for his adopted party.

    His tallies didn’t really have a discernable impact on the 2016 presidential election, but he did gain a toehold for a third party on the national stage.

    Now he’s trying to blaze a new trail, as the first Libertarian to be elected to the U.S. Senate. He running to unseat New Mexico’s own Martin Heinrich this November.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, August 31, 2018
  • It’s para-thyroid-doxical

    Is it possible? Is it merely a coincidence that soon after extolling the wonders of green chile (remember: we always end the word with an “e”), the stuff has come back to haunt me.

    Let me explain: Until I came close to my current age, in the 70s, I believed my tummy was ironclad. A belch or two after a meal of green chile I assumed  was merely a mark of good manners. My wife, and before that, my mom, disabused me of that belief and convinced me the eructation after a meal was far from a demonstration of good manners or appreciation of good food.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Luna still has time —but not much

    It’s impossible to paint Luna Community College with giant brush stroke — even if the paint were to be made up of the combination of both the honey dripping off of a sopaipilla and some spoiled salsa from the back of the refrigerator.

  • Living through the gift of reading

    The month of August flies by and I note the hummingbirds are now on their way back to the south and warmer climates for the winter. The two cups of nectar I just mixed up and poured into their feeders won’t last long, even with the multitude of high mountain flowers blooming here now. Wow! They surely are tough tiny birds.

    My parents taught sweet brother Bill and me to do more than just goof off or dream our summer away. We were expected to read magazines and books, or course. This was before television days — back in the 1940s, no less.

  • Passing wisdom to the next generation

    “You just don’t understand!” Have you ever heard these words? Have you ever said these words?

    They arise out of a situation where one person is trying to get a predetermined response from another, but is failing to win the other person over. Typically, the person speaking is trying to explain why the other person has a wrong view of the issue being discussed.

    Another way of saying this is the person using this phrase is sharing a world view from his or her life and is not getting the support desired from another.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, August 26, 2018