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Heroes exist in reality as well as fantasy

May 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

On certain occasions, I have overheard the melodramatic, romantic bemoaning of how life isn’t like a certain galaxy far, far away or a certain land full of hobbits, elves and other mythical creatures. “There has never been a warrior as skilled and courageous as Luke Skywalker,” they say. They’ll even suggest that there is no [&hellip...

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Public has right to Trump’s returns

May 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch The longer Donald J. Trump goes without releasing his income tax returns, the more suspicious voters will be that he’s trying to hide something. It’s entirely possible that everything on the presumptive Republican presidential...

Two authors, one speech and a date of death

May 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Thanks, Obama. Though for the most part used sarcastically to denote something that one feels has changed, presumably for the worse, since the Obama presidency began, I am actually expressing gratitude. During a commencement speech at Rutgers University this...

No more federal medical pot prosecutions

May 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Orange County Register Although marijuana legalization remains a contentious issue, some consensus has emerged across the country to allow medical marijuana regulation among the 50 states. Yet the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals soon will decide three...

Unconventional advice for 2016 graduates

May 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s that time of year, when just about every newspaper in the state gives front-page attention to at least one local graduation. They’re always a big deal, especially to those who walk across that ceremonial stage and the families they’re making proud....

FBI director mistakes videos as a cause of crime

May 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch FBI Director James Comey seemingly has his finger on the pulse of American law enforcement and understands what’s driving current crime trends. Why, then, does he keep making the unfounded assertion that a sharp increase in...

Thorium and the molten salt ‘nuclear’ reactor

May 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Most people know what uranium is, but very few people know what thorium is. I have written about thorium several times in the past and about how China and India have invested substantial effort into developing thorium as a nuclear fuel to generate electricity...

‘It’s almost too much to take in our tiny little town’

May 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Taos News TAOS — Nerves have been rattled in the Taos area in recent days. And for good reason. The unease really began across the entire state less than two weeks ago. That’s when Tom Begaye was charged with murder and kidnapping in connection with...

A boy-turned-man’s case for extraterrestrial life

May 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

“They moved as one, similar to a flock of birds, fanning out slightly, until they disappeared.” By Bert Taylor The boy is now 74 years old, but when I was five, we lived on 25 acres, 10 miles east of Woodstock, Ontario — in Canada, where I now...

Middle class growth requires investment

May 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The middle class is in a tenuous position; has been for a long time. If you’re wealthy you can take care of yourself, and if you’re poor there are ways to obtain assistance. But if you’re in the middle class, you’re on your own. Here in Roswell, for...