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We truly live in the Land of Enchantment

June 13, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

 Not far from Cloudcroft in the Lincoln National Forest is a tiny community called Weed. It’s not named after a particular “pharmaceutical” plant that’s gotten a lot of attention in the newspaper lately. Rather, it is named after W.H. Weed, a New York merchant who set up a branch store in the area in the [&hellip...

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Taxing philosophies of state’s political parties

June 12, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Clearly, there are ideological differences between conservatives and liberals — but not always. On the issue of taxes, it’s a mixed bag. Rhetorically, national Republicans love to cry out for fewer taxes while Democrats prefer to look the other way when a...

Stay on guard from identity thieves

June 6, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

In most cases, a determined thief is a successful thief, and the digital age has opened a whole new arena for thieves to practice their cunning. In addition to stolen and forged checks, identity theft and fraud have become regular occurrences. Thieves have...

Senate has a chance to re-balance security and liberty

June 5, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

One measure of how deeply embedded the domestic surveillance apparatus has become since the 9/11 terrorist attacks is that the government’s authorization to vacuum up Americans’ communication data expired at midnight Sunday — although it may well be...

Immigration: good results don’t justify bad means

June 4, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Regular readers of these pages (Orange County Register) know that we have long advocated comprehensive immigration reform, including a pathway to permanent legal status, if not full citizenship, for the nation’s 11 million (or more) undocumented immigrants....

Our kids and the larger world they live in

May 30, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

First, allow me to do a little bragging about my kids. Then I’ll tie it to the larger world. I have two daughters. Amy, the older one, lives in Memphis, Tenn. Over the last year, she’s moved from a pre-school teacher to an after-school program director...

A Norteño, sort of, moves to Roswell

May 22, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

In recent months, I’ve found myself living and working in three different communities. Very different, but with one standout similarity. I’m talking about Las Vegas, Taos and Roswell, three New Mexico municipalities with their own unique identities. I...

Internet more fun when I was the only one on it

May 17, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

I love computers and the Internet, but not to the point of being an Internet junkie — or at least I hope so. Here’s how urbandictionary.com defines the term: “a person who is addicted to the internet, and, if there is no way to get to the internet, will...

Amtrak, Donald Trump, China, expanding monster

May 16, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

By Glenn Mollette I am sad for the eight people and their families who died and the many others injured because of the recent Amtrak disaster. Tragedy can happen regardless of ownership. I wish we didn’t own Amtrak. Our federal government should get out of...

As U.K. elections go, goes US?

May 15, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Does Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s smashing re-election victory last week in the United Kingdom presage good fortunes for Republicans in the 2016 presidential race? We’re not making predictions. But history has shown a strong — although...