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Answer to DWIs is more money

December 15, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

ESPANOLA — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez recently did what any good politician/bureaucrat would do if they had New Mexico’s DWI problem. She held a press conference flanked by State Police big shots and made empty promises. We assume the governor and the State Police cabinet secretary and chief know what’s going on in their [&hellip...

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Partisanship and our schools

December 13, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The side-by-side resignations of two Roswell Independent School District board members raise issues that seem to lie just beneath the surface when it comes to what’s best for “the children.” Last week, the two most senior members of the school board...

Animal cruelty needs to stop

December 9, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The video scenes are disturbing, to say the least: Dairy cows being poked and prodded in callused fashion, apparently not out of a lust to torture but simply to control the animals, to get them onto cattle trucks and make them do what the workers need and...

U.S. riddled with epidemic of mass shootings

December 9, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

As a nation, we’ve got an epidemic on our hands, but instead of addressing it in ways that would actually be productive, we pray for the dead, argue over what to do and brace ourselves for the next round of random violence. Mass shootings in the U.S. are an...

Use of force needs scrutiny

December 9, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s good to see life-affirming action by Roswell police, even though they may have violated their departmental policy in doing so. Maybe it will give officers a chance to revisit their use-of-force procedures, particularly when it comes to shooting...

U.S. behind curve on radicalization

December 8, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Orange County Register Evil reared itself Wednesday morning at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. That’s when heavily armed husband and wife Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik made their way into Mr. Farook’s office holiday party and...

Get over denial of climate change

December 3, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch There are many reasons otherwise sane and rational people reject the overwhelming worldwide consensus of scientists that climate change is real, that it’s caused by human activity, and that, unless drastic steps are taken, it will be...

Addictions are killing women

December 1, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Jacksonville Daily News Last month the online news website Huffington Post posted a video of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall gathering, at which the erstwhile Republican presidential hopeful shared a heart-rending and very personal account of a...

Launching point for a Western mindset

December 1, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

FORT SMITH, Ark. — In a way, my connections to the West are more real than my Southern roots would suggest. I’m certainly no native to New Mexico, though I’ve lived here more than 10 years now. I was born and raised in Arkansas, a southern state with a...

Obama’s assault on open government

December 1, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Obama administration is obsessed with secrecy — it is arguably the most secretive presidency since Richard Nixon scowled through the halls of power. The latest example: a furious crackdown on government watchdogs, the...