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Composting project trashed

February 1, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

Congressional Republicans already have saved nearly a half-million dollars by eliminating a pet program set up by the House’s previous Democratic leadership. Admittedly it is not much, considering the government’s $1.4 trillion deficit. But even if it is more symbolic than substantive, it’s always good to see wasteful spending reduced....

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Volt and the free market

December 23, 2010 • EditorialComments (1)

General Motors has a smoking red-hot winner on its hands with the Chevy Volt. The extended-range electric vehicle is sending shock waves through the car – buying market. Already, 250,000 potential buyers have expressed interest in the first 10,000 Volts...

Climate confab just hot air

December 15, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

Representatives of 193 nations meeting in Cancun, Mexico, apparently still couldn’t agree on how to redistribute richer nations’ wealth to poorer nations under the pretense of combating global warming. As delegates left Cancun, we’re...

Pay Freeze

December 3, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

President Barack Obama’s decision to freeze the pay of federal workers is a good first step toward aligning the pay of government employees with their private sector counterparts as a means of cutting the budget deficit. The move is expected to save...

City lawsuit

November 21, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

While agreeing to a financial settlement is not the same as admitting guilt, it’s not a step a municipality should take lightly when it comes to lawsuits. Last week, Roswell city officials announced an agreement involving an August 2008 lawsuit against...

Veterans Day

November 11, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

This week we honor the men and women who have worn the uniforms of our nation’s armed forces and shouldered the responsibility of safeguarding the freedoms enjoyed by us all. That our fellow citizens readily leave behind the comforts of home and the...

Put away the Rancor

November 9, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

Here’s the lay of the land: A GOP House of Representatives; a Democratic U.S. Senate, by a now slimmer margin; a Democratic president with a veto; tea party favorites talking about forming their own caucus; and resurgent Republicans talking about...

Endorsements

October 29, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

Pearce for U.S. House In the short time Democrats have controlled the White House and Congress our nation has been sunk into a level of debt which defies comprehension. In the contest for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, the candidates,...

National Opinion Mortgage lending and foreclosures

October 29, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

Sloppy, greedy mortgage lenders helped inflate the housing bubble of the Great Recession, now the Federal Reserve is investigating to see if the same avaricious instincts are being applied to home foreclosures. All of this belated attention by federal banking...

Cap and trade dangers

October 25, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

Perhaps we’re a bit biased because our local and state economies rely so heavily on the oil and gas industries, but we’re still at a loss to understand the rationale behind cap and trade efforts focussed solely on New Mexico. We’re all...