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New rule would hurt family farms

April 19, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Wanting kids to be safe is understandable. But shutting down the farms of the people who care most about those children — their families — goes way too far. That, perhaps not surprisingly, is what the U.S. Department of Labor proposed to do with new rules regarding child labor. That rule change is on hold, [&hellip...

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Taxing millionaires

April 18, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

We agree with President Barack Obama. If any millionaires or billionaires don’t feel they are paying enough in federal taxes, they should pay more. We don’t wish to see really rich people wallowing in guilt. Warren Buffett and friends, get out your...

Obamacare darkens fiscal outlook

April 17, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

A new study has concluded that President Barack Obama’s health care law, which the Supreme Court could wholly or partially invalidate within a few months, would add $530 billion to the federal budget deficit by 2021. Government debt already is $15.6...

Candidates stay on ballot

April 15, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

We were pleased that the state Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of allowing state Sen. Tim Jennings, and other candidates around the state, to appear on the ballot for New Mexico’s June Primary Election. It would have been a shame if a technicality...

World Opinion

April 14, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

North Korea missile launch Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka has ordered the Self-Defense Forces to prepare for the destruction of a ballistic missile that North Korea plans to launch in mid-April under the name of “an artificial satellite.” However, it is...

Obama not clueless, just pandering

April 12, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

President Barack Obama, stung by indications the Supreme Court may overturn his landmark health care law, reacted last week unlike a constitutional scholar, which he was at the University of Chicago, and more like a politician seeking re-election, which he...

Gasoline prices

April 11, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Motorists, start your tempers — almost $4 a gallon for the Easter weekend holiday. Based on the latest forecasts, this benchmark is truly only the beginning. Prices at the pump will be on the rise over the next couple of months as the summer driving season...

EPA out to raise electricity bills

April 10, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

The Environmental Protection Agency is stepping up its war on coal-fired power plants, imposing first-ever limits on carbon emissions for new electric utility facilities. Ostensibly, this administrative over-reach is to fight pollution and reduce global...

Stop throwing E-book at Apple

April 5, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

The last thing America needs right now is for the U.S. government to take pot shots at the world’s most prosperous and admired company, Apple Inc. But that’s what’s happening. Even after the death last October of Apple co-founder and presiding genius...

Unwanted texts

April 4, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

The Constitution and the courts have granted candidates wide latitude to broadcast their slogans, promises and attack ads to voters — even when voters have no interest in hearing those messages. That’s why Americans can be inundated with political junk...