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National Opinion

April 27, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Federal budget deliberations Instead of touting an unrealistic Democratic budget plan in the face of an unrealistic Republican budget plan, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., just did something significant — and responsible. Unfortunately, he’s also leaving Congress. That made it a lot easier for him to do the right thing, rather than what’s politically...

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Greenpeace has a beef with Apple

April 26, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

As soon as a company achieves a certain amount of success, it often begins attracting the attention of bureaucratic government regulators and special-interest groups. President Ronald Reagan understood this all too well when he said, “Government’s view of...

Hands off second mortgages

April 25, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Fresh out of the gate after basically gaining the Republican nomination for president, Mitt Romney has stumbled. He has been stung by attacks on his reported wealth of $250 million; and by President Obama’s call for a new “Buffet Rule” tax, named after...

Taxing the rich no sure winner

April 22, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Here’s hoping you didn’t have to push yourself too hard on Tuesday to make the federal income tax-filing deadline. Taxpayers had until midnight to “git ‘er done,” arrange for an extension or gird themselves for penalties and interest....

World Opinion

April 21, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Korea talks In a presidential statement, the United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned a failed satellite launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on April 13. The Security Council also urged the DPRK not to proceed with any further...

National Opinion

April 20, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

U.S. Secret Service scandal The 11 Secret Service agents who were part of the president’s advance security detail were hired, trained, armed and paid well for their judgment. They failed miserably. Fire them. Take a couple of their supervisors off the...

New rule would hurt family farms

April 19, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Wanting kids to be safe is understandable. But shutting down the farms of the people who care most about those children — their families — goes way too far. That, perhaps not surprisingly, is what the U.S. Department of Labor proposed to do with new rules...

Taxing millionaires

April 18, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

We agree with President Barack Obama. If any millionaires or billionaires don’t feel they are paying enough in federal taxes, they should pay more. We don’t wish to see really rich people wallowing in guilt. Warren Buffett and friends, get out your...

Obamacare darkens fiscal outlook

April 17, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

A new study has concluded that President Barack Obama’s health care law, which the Supreme Court could wholly or partially invalidate within a few months, would add $530 billion to the federal budget deficit by 2021. Government debt already is $15.6...

Candidates stay on ballot

April 15, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

We were pleased that the state Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of allowing state Sen. Tim Jennings, and other candidates around the state, to appear on the ballot for New Mexico’s June Primary Election. It would have been a shame if a technicality...