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Two strong parties give good balance

December 22, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

It won’t be a pretty sight next year as the nation enters into yet another turbulent presidential election year. As Donald Trump stirs things up on the Republican side and Hillary Clinton moves toward a Democratic coronation, complicated truths will be abandoned for simple-minded sound bites and hyperbolic spin, and the muck will run deep. [&hellip...

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Is it worth hiring lobbyists?

December 21, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The Taos News TAOS — The state Legislature will convene Jan. 19 for a 30-day session about who gets what money for their communities, among other business. That’s where the lobbyists get to work. As reported recently by our colleagues at New Mexico In...

Openness is for everyone

December 20, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The Attorney General’s office has for years held workshops around the state to enlighten public officials about New Mexico’s open meetings and open records laws. As a newspaper that believes in and depends on governmental openness, the Roswell Daily...

World takes steps to decarbonization

December 19, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The St. Louis Post Dispatch Human beings tend to be creatures of the moment, which has made dealing with climate change difficult. Odds are very few of us will be around when vast portions of the Earth become uninhabitable. In the meantime, what’s a few...

Compromise part of the solution

December 17, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s been said that one can be part of the problem or part of the solution. In politics, the solution is often found in the art of the compromise, and that’s what is going to be needed if the New Mexico Legislature is to finally resolve the question of...

No fly, no guns, no due process

December 16, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The Orange County Register President Barack Obama’s proposal to ban people on the no-fly list from purchasing guns might make some sense at first blush, but a closer look at how the list works in practice and already violates the constitutional due-process...

Explaining it all, according to what they say

December 16, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

You know what they say: What goes around comes around. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if that ain’t true. I’ve picked up a lot of old sayings through the years, and the older I get the more I recite them. At least I...

Mayor has point about jury call

December 16, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

We’ve expressed in this space before our concerns about calling a grand jury to help in handling an overload of criminal cases in Chaves County. We’re troubled by the fact that such juries are slanted in favor of the prosecution and tend to close to...

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...

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...