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Opinion
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It seemed like a tiny gesture, my wife, Sherry’s insistence on taking these Walmart 4 X 6-inch photos of women patients at the mental asylum, Vision in Action in Juárez and putting them … more
It is a common lament that, in spite of the efforts of our representatives and the local leaders who frequent Santa Fe during legislative sessions, there is a distant relationship between the … more
"Todos son corruptos, todos son malos,” says Juan Carlos, the cab driver who is taking us from the Mexico City airport to our hotel near the Zócalo or central plaza. This was the first … more
The aftermath of Donald Trump’s conviction last week on 34 felony counts of falsifying business during his 2016 presidential campaign has included a dismaying effort by supporters to identify … more
Let’s start with this: The city budget will never be large enough to address all of its needs. And so, it’s not surprising that public support for a proposed increase in the gross … more
Just when we thought things could not get any worse. Forbes just named New Mexico the number one most dangerous state in the United States. This is the direct result of soft-on-crime policies and … more
Challenger Heather Berghmans trounced Albuquerque Democratic Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto in Tuesday’s District 15 primary. Berghmans won 80% of the vote against a senator who less than two years ago … more
The U.S. Supreme Court has just stripped away the final protections against gerrymandering. With a series of rulings in the 1960s, the court established that the 14th Amendment required … more
As I wade into the high-risk group for grumpy old man syndrome, I aspire at least to be studious about it, for my own peace and to be less insufferable. The gates to seniordom open to me and what I … more
It’s hard to believe that it has been a decade since we celebrated President Obama’s historic designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. I first got to … more
It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, it was raining in the pre-dawn hours of Friday, May 17, when traffic became snarled heading near the entrance to Valhalla Golf Club on the outskirts of … more
April marked three years since cannabis was legalized in New Mexico. We have waited over 50 years to see the sacred medicinal herb be legalized and made available without fear of legal repercussions. … more
The problem with presidential debates is they don’t have a scoreboard. We treat them as if they were a football game, with clear winners and losers. President Joe Biden sent out a taunting … more
On May 15, New Mexico State Police and campus officers at the University of New Mexico tore down an encampment that had been established by protesters calling for a cease-fire in Israel’s … more
Every time I drive past the construction project on the corner of Farney and El Paseo, just down from my house, I feel a little bit better about our city’s future. When completed, the … more
Recreational-use cannabis was legalized in New Mexico two years ago. Since then, New Mexicans have been enjoying safe and clean cannabis products from legitimate retailers across the state. … more
A bill that passed the House of Representatives last week overreaches by branding legitimate speech and debate about Israel as antisemitic. more
An open letter to Las Cruces Mayor Eric Enriquez and the city:   It is with dismay and frustration that many of us have been made aware of the pending demolition of three … more
When President Joe Biden signed the proclamation marking the first Thursday of May as our national day of prayer, know that it was not for tradition and had nothing to do with his own Catholic faith: … more
Although the Federal Trade Commission voted to ban non-compete agreements nationwide this week, the argument is far from over. The commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to strike down most … more
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