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Opinions & Columns
Monica

Tiny Gestures

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 …
From The Editor
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 …
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 …
"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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Opinion Editorial

Antisemitism bill stigmatizes legitimate speech

A bill that passed the House of Representatives last week overreaches by branding legitimate speech and debate about Israel as antisemitic.

Pegs to Hang Ideas On

Recently Merriam-Webster declared that English sentences may end with prepositions – a bit redundant since, there was never an actual rule against ending sentences with prepositions but, much …

AG affirms public’s right to know

The Open Meetings Act is an easy law to break, which means promoting its importance and calling out violations is a responsibility of citizens, journalists, organizations like the New Mexico …
If Benjamin Franklin was right when he said virtue and a trade are a child’s best portion, succeeding generations of Americans have neglected at least part of that birthright. Mass …
In my first career, my only “office” was a dressing room, usually shared with several other actors. At other occupations, I’ve worked on factory floors, in warehouses, cubicles, …
As mamas, we know that having kids changes how you see the world. Figuring out how to keep your little ones safe and healthy, so they can grow up to thrive, is a worry that doesn’t go away.
Letters to the Editor

On solitary confinement

Dear editor, Most people have never seen the inside of a jail cell.  I’ve worked as a psychiatric nurse in a prison ward “for the criminally insane” to large county jails …

Endorsing Gabriel Duran

Dear editor, My name is Ruben Smith, former state Representative of District 35 for 10 years, followed by becoming the first elected mayor of Las Cruces (in 1991) and serving 12 years. I’m …

Against raising Las Cruces gross receipts tax

Somehow, I just cannot fathom how Chris Faivre, the deputy economic development director, came up with the results he did. (“City staff propose tax increase,” April 26). I cannot fathom …

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