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Justice from our jurors

December 29, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Rio Grande Sun ESPAÑOLA — District Court Judge T. Glenn Ellington is getting a lot of congratulatory, positive ink recently. We’re guilty of contributing. Forgive us appreciating a judge that does his job. It’s rather rare these days. At first blush we thought it apropos that Ellington be recognized for his firm but fair stance [&hellip...

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Christmas past, 2015

December 26, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

So here we are, at the end of another year — a tumultuous one, this 2015, out there in the larger world; though here in Roswell it was much more calm. Or was it? The year started with a slump in the oil-and-gas industry, as falling oil prices hit the...

Red tide’s an enduring phenomenon

December 23, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The Northwest Florida Daily News The algal phenomenon known as red tide is back in the news, and each time that it returns reminds us of how mysterious this organism is. Once again, we call for consistent, long-range research to point the way toward...

Christmas memories are much better than gifts

December 22, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

In terms of pure economics, our biggest national holiday is, of course, Christmas. I read somewhere that Halloween comes in as a strong second, but I’d be surprised if it’s anywhere close to the money we Americans spend for the yuletide. Perhaps that...

Two strong parties give good balance

December 22, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

It won’t be a pretty sight next year as the nation enters into yet another turbulent presidential election year. As Donald Trump stirs things up on the Republican side and Hillary Clinton moves toward a Democratic coronation, complicated truths will be...

Is it worth hiring lobbyists?

December 21, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The Taos News TAOS — The state Legislature will convene Jan. 19 for a 30-day session about who gets what money for their communities, among other business. That’s where the lobbyists get to work. As reported recently by our colleagues at New Mexico In...

Openness is for everyone

December 20, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The Attorney General’s office has for years held workshops around the state to enlighten public officials about New Mexico’s open meetings and open records laws. As a newspaper that believes in and depends on governmental openness, the Roswell Daily...

World takes steps to decarbonization

December 19, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The St. Louis Post Dispatch Human beings tend to be creatures of the moment, which has made dealing with climate change difficult. Odds are very few of us will be around when vast portions of the Earth become uninhabitable. In the meantime, what’s a few...

Compromise part of the solution

December 17, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s been said that one can be part of the problem or part of the solution. In politics, the solution is often found in the art of the compromise, and that’s what is going to be needed if the New Mexico Legislature is to finally resolve the question of...

No fly, no guns, no due process

December 16, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The Orange County Register President Barack Obama’s proposal to ban people on the no-fly list from purchasing guns might make some sense at first blush, but a closer look at how the list works in practice and already violates the constitutional due-process...