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Governor must respect equal branches of gov’t

March 4, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

We feel that it can never be a good thing for the people of New Mexico if one branch of our state government, whether the Executive, Legislative, or Judiciary, gains too much power over the other two. Our system of checks and balances enshrined in the state Constitution is designed to prevent any one branch [&hellip...

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Maybe school district should hire from within

March 3, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I see there is an interim superintendent filling the position vacated recently by Tom Burris, who left unexpectedly. I’m beginning to wonder if there is some underground movement to rid all of our city’s leaders and replace them with mindless clones who...

Accusations that Trump is anti-Semitic are baseless

March 2, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Is Donald Trump anti-Semitic? Over the past few weeks I’ve seen this question posed time and time again, and, for the life of me, I can’t figure out why. In the wake of numerous bomb treats on Jewish community centers and grave topplings at Jewish...

‘Selfie’ generation affects soccer, too

March 2, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

When I occasionally remember the phrase “free time,” dear reader, I find myself dabbling in activities that I now thoroughly enjoy. For example, while my interest in sports before college consisted of Super Bowl halftime shows, through a friend at the...

Women’s rights: Not easily won, not easily taken

March 1, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Today, the subject of women’s rights is all over the news, with many women and men fearing that rights won by their mothers and grandmothers will be lost. Yes, that can happen — if we let it happen. Any right granted can be either twisted or taken away....

Coming down to the legislative wire

February 28, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Hold on to your hat, we’re closing in on the final couple of weeks of this 2017 New Mexico legislative session. The last day of the session is March 18, so there will be a flurry of activity in the days ahead as the intensity of lawmaking increases. The...

Addressing the mess you’ve gotten into

February 25, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Life can be messy. There is no count of how many hours of sleep we lose because of messes we get in. Do you find yourself in a mess often? Are you in a messy situation right now? Maybe you’re just one choice, one word, one act away from creating a new mess....

Push to ban prescription drug ads is justified

February 25, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

The woman has heart failure. The ad on TV for a prescription drug shows her hugging her grandkids. Her face shows relief and joy. The ad for the prescription tugs at the heart strings and makes it clear that this woman is only living because of the wonder...

Hope is built on righteousness before God

February 24, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

What’s your confidence in standing before God? One day you will stand before a holy God. Each one of us will give an account, “for we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ” and “it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes...

The importance of birthdays and longevity

February 24, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

“Time and tide wait for no man,” is a saying that came to mind this week. As modern specimens of humanity, we now measure time in the smallest of increments and have a plethora of devices, which constantly keep us informed so that we dare not miss an...