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Veterans Cemetery moves forward

April 19, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

It was disappointing news when Gov. Susana Martinez announced on Tuesday that Roswell was not chosen to be the location for one of four new proposed veterans cemeteries. Instead of Roswell, the governor chose Fort Stanton in Lincoln County and Carlsbad in Eddy County as sites to serve the southeast corner of New Mexico. Fort [&hellip...

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Editorial – 03-21-14

March 20, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Every time Kathleen Sebelius testifies before Congress, President Obama’s secretary of health and human services reminds us why she is unfit for her Cabinet post: She is a serial dissembler. The latest example is her appearance this week before the House...

In the battle of good and evil, a lotof people choose good

February 18, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

In a world of good and evil, humans are charitable and selfish. Common decency competes with self-interest and process. Courage contrasts with cowardice. Consider two stories in the news. A man collapsed in cardiac arrest Jan. 25 in Washington. To his...

How to Help the Long-Term Unemployed

February 9, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

President Obama announced Friday that nearly 300 companies had agreed to alter their hiring policies to prevent discrimination based upon how long a job applicant had been out of work. This list of participating companies consists of 21 of the 50 largest...

The facts about Benghazi

January 5, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

An exhaustive investigation by The Times goes a long way toward resolving any nagging doubts about what precipitated the attack on the United States mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans....

Cholesterol risk calculator is too risky

December 1, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

While the health care system might be a fit topic for newspaper advice, medical care is not. This was proven yet again when it was widely reported this month that the nation’s leading heart-health organizations had unveiled a “risk calculator” expected...

The bill comes due for Obamacare

October 16, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

Lost in all the recent debate about whether Obamacare should exist is this pertinent fact: With the rollout this month of new health insurance exchanges, it does exist — and it’s dramatically underperforming relative to the promises of its advocates....

The NSA’s social media snooping

October 7, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

In testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the director of the National Security Agency assured lawmakers that the agency does not secretly monitor Americans on social media. The remarks by Gen. Keith Alexander contradicted a report...

Keep public’s business public

September 7, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

We are baffled at the secrecy surrounding the findings of an audit financed by the state that’s prompting management changes at 15 New Mexico nonprofit behavioral health care providers. Suspending payments for vital services and then forcing leadership...

Keeping smartphone choice alive

September 6, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

With the $7.2 billion Nokia acquisition, Microsoft becomes a player in making smartphones. The Finns are sore about this. Nokia is Finland’s flagship company. In 2010 Stephen Elop, a Canadian, left Microsoft to become the first foreign chief executive of...