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Campaign costs soaring

February 7, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor, Several days ago, I read a news report that former Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry spent an average of $1,000 per vote during his campaign to be the party’s nominee for president. The story went on to say that Mitt Romney had spent around $18 million in the Florida primary, alone! [&hellip...

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Examine environmental issues carefully

January 31, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: I am a country gal and I realize and understand the importance of our Conservation Management Department. Please continue the good work, however, don’t become a mush to special interest groups who push information that cannot be scientifically...

Put a stop to crazy ideas

January 31, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: Crazy ideas often abound in Congress. One of the craziest is the plan by the Obama administration to double-tax American oil and gas companies drilling overseas. Worse, New Mexico’s senators may support this foolishness. Let ’em know you are...

Keep tax cut for oil

January 31, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: We, the residents and voters of New Mexico, need to stage an “intervention” with our U.S. senators, Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall. Why? It’s bad enough that, like President Obama and too many in Congress, they have an out-of-control spending...

Politics behind class warfare

January 31, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: In his speeches, President Obama drones on and on about “fairness,” everyone doing his “fair” share and paying “fair” taxes. Who decides what is “fair?” Why, big government devotees, of course. They start with the assumption that...

Literacy vital

January 17, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: Every legislator who votes against making every third-grader who can’t read at that level repeat that grade should absolutely be voted out because it’s obvious that that legislator is in the back pocket of the NEA union. The dues-paying...

War changes people

January 17, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: I suppose we’ve all seen the picture of several Marines urinating on the bodies of alleged Taliban terrorists by now and the uproar it has caused. While I don’t condone that type of behavior, I do criticize what I saw on CNN this morning; a...

Don’t glorify Billy the Kid

September 13, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments (1)

Dear Editor: Tragically, New Mexico is nationally ranked seventh per capita in violent crime — many of the victims have been minors. Criminals (e.g. the Memphis Gang) have flocked and are flocking to our state, because in their own words, “New Mexico is...

Failing education system

September 13, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Dolen’s letter; I criticized free lunches, uniforms, planners and computers in the classroom not on their individual merits, but because each was sold to the public with the promise that each would be the answer to poor...

Three decisions in 30 days

September 13, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

Dear Editor: KOB reported on Aug. 30, 2011, that Governor Martinez has called a 30-day special legislation session for the decennial redistricting. She added two items on the special session agenda. The legislators are being asked to consider eliminating...