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Thanksgiving lost in ‘Black’ shopping frenzy

November 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is only a week away; it seems like time is moving faster these days. Oh, for the simpler times of family getting together to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the smell of pumpkin pies baking in the oven and catching up with relatives you haven’t seen all year. Now [&hellip...

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Kids’ lessons learned from Trump’s rise to power

November 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Let’s talk about the kids in the aftermath of this presidential election. Little pictures have big ears, and a lot of children, according to a range of reports from all over the nation, have been frightened by Donald Trump. In Albuquerque, there are reports...

The paradox of Twitter

November 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

On Election Day, Twitter proved to be a large source for breaking news, with 40 million tweets sent before the winner was announced. Along with being a source for breaking news, Twitter has been used to organize protests like the “Arab Spring,” where...

Keeping Trump’s feet to the fire

November 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (1)

Our nation is in perilous times. Half the country is feeling vindicated, the other half insulted. The politicos in Washington D.C. may be moving toward a peaceful transition of powers, but the streets of our cities are moving toward insurrection. Whether this...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

November 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Bring back R-E-S-P-E-C-T The votes are in and the results are evident: Donald Trump will be our next president. He didn’t capture the popular vote but he outscored his opponent in the electoral college, which is how our democratic-republic selects its...

How this liberal will survive a Republican world

November 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

How is this liberal going to handle life under the most Republican government in his life? I grew up in a Republican household. I registered Republican shortly after my 18th birthday and remained on those rolls through two presidential elections. By that time...

Time to accept election results

November 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

This editorial is being written on Election Day itself, prior to the outcome of this election. Regardless of the results, we need to be prepared to let it all go. By the time you read this, our future leaders have been selected by a vote of the people — and...

Election not the only thing happening in 2016

November 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s the Sunday before Election Day as I write this, so I don’t know who won and who lost. What I do know is that it’s been quite a year — both in and out of electoral politics. It seems the election is all we’ve been talking about, but in reality a...

You’re in control of eating bologna sandwiches

November 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It was the fifth day in a row Mack had complained and his coworker, Sam, had had enough. Together they sat on a steel beam several stories above the ground with their legs dangling off the edge. They worked hard on the construction site. A floor at a time the...

Thankfully, it’s almost over

November 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s been a long presidential election season. A year and a half ago, there were more candidates than you could shake a stick at on the Republican side, while Bernie Sanders was shaking up the Democrats. Now we’re down to two main contenders, Donald Trump...