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Opinion
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How many of you attended a Zoom meeting prior to March 15, 2020? If you’re like me, you’d never even heard of Zoom. more
Every bill passed by the New Mexico Legislature begins with a conspiracy to break the rules and then cover it up. And every member is in on it. more
He rose in the class, hand over his heart And spoke of his future career “The political ring’s where I’ll throw my hat I love the applause and the cheers.” more
The League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico believes every student should have access to a high-quality, equitable public education system regardless of ethnicity, ability, age, family income or location. more
The current Las Cruces economy has got to be the strangest one it has ever had. Houses are selling like crazy, at prices higher than we’ve ever seen, thanks in large part to interest rates lower than we’ve ever seen. more
I fear the unfortunate timing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death may break the U.S. Senate. It is, perhaps, the inevitable culmination of a battle between Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid that started years ago, where every time the majority changed, so did the rules. About the only thing left protecting the minority party is the filibuster rule, and its days may be numbered. more
“Mama, when’s Daddy comin’ home? Is it time to worry yet?” “By supper, darlin’. Eat your Cheerios.” more
When President Joe Biden announced a plan to send local public health workers door-to-door on a mission to increase Covid-19 vaccinations, conservative pundits warned that those foolish enough to open their doors would be forcibly vaccinated against their will. more
The Big Dog is gone. Neil McCarthy died in his sleep last Sunday after living for 81 years. more
There won’t be many familiar things about the 2021 New Mexico Legislature. Senators and state representatives will likely meet virtually rather than in their chambers in the Roundhouse. No one will look familiar, as they’ll probably be wearing masks. more
Now and then I get to thinkin’ I should quit this feedlot job. Go and ride with Buster, what’s-his-name, his Texas wagon mob. more
How do you explain Thanksgiving to a 3-year-old? "A long time ago..." "Yesterday?" "No, more than yesterday. A bunch of people came in a big boat." "Pirates?" more
I was originally not going to include Libertarian candidate Bob Walsh in the U.S. Senate election interviews we conducted recently on community radio, but my co-host, Peter Goodman, argued that if Walsh was on the ballot, he needed to be invited. more
The actor-director-movie star Clint Eastwood is always good for a quote. Some of the famous ones are “You just gotta ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well do ya, punk?!” from 1971’s “Dirty Harry,” or “Go ahead, make my day!” from 1983’s “Sudden Impact,” or “Get off my lawn!” from 2009’s “Gran Torino.” more
In late May and early June we were lucky to have some cooler days, clouds and a little variety in our weather. My one complaint is my usual one after living 25 years in southern New Mexico: A lot of cloudy threatening looking skies producing little to no rain. more
To: The Las Cruces Mayor, City Manager and City Council, I would like the City of Las Cruces to financially support the continuing renovation of the Amador Hotel. more
Thanks to solid investigative reporting by Searchlight New Mexico, the state Children Youth and Families Department is no longer using a secure messaging system designed to circumvent open records laws by automatically deleting records before a request can be made. more
The steer that topped the show this year was partly Chianina. The bull that threw the biggest calf was partly Simmental. more
R.C. is an animal lover. Maybe not the kind of animal lover that the term has come to mean in this era, but the kind that requires a greater commitment. more
Friday morning, Aug. 27, as I was leaving my house to go to work, a neighbor had his front-yard U.S. flag at half-staff. more
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