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World Opinion

November 17, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

BBC scandal There seems little point in expecting rational decisions from the British Broadcasting Corp. at this low moment in its fortunes. Take the pay-off awarded to George Entwistle, the outgoing director-general, who has received a full year’s salary when, contractually, he should have received half as much. It suggests that Lord Patten of Barnes...

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National Opinion

November 16, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Postal Service cutbacks Severely cutting the retail window hours of 13,000 of the least-used post offices is a way for the U.S. Postal Service to address its serious funding shortage. But many Americans no doubt see it as the lesser of two evils. The greater...

Editorial

November 15, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Voter suppression One of the great blessings of the recent election is that, as close as it was, it didn’t come down to one state again. A polarized nation would have been paralyzed, too. America is even more divided than it was in 2000, when Florida —...

Personal income continues to sag

November 14, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Americans routinely program getting ahead in life into their career plans. They work harder and longer hours, launch businesses, further their educations and climb the corporate ladders in order to increase their earnings. And, while increased buying power...

Editorial

November 11, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Status quo election Judging by Tuesday’s election results, you might get the impression that everything is hunky-dory in America. Voters affirmed the status quo, maintaining the balance of power in Washington. Are sluggish economic growth and high...

World Opinion

November 10, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Japanese electronics makers It is extremely rare for the top executive of a large, well-known company to publicly admit his organization is a loser. Panasonic Corp. has said it will likely report a gargantuan loss of more than $9.3 billion for the second year...

National Opinion

November 9, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Campaign disclosure Six billion dollars. That’s how much money campaigns and their supporters were expected to spend on the 2012 elections, according to the latest estimate by the Center for Responsive Politics. It’s a huge and stunning amount that’s...

Editorial

November 8, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Who do you cheer for in Syria? It has been something of a gut instinct — a visceral reaction — for many to voice unequivocal support for Syria’s rebels fighting to oust Bashar al-Assad, a dictator who, like his monstrous father, has no qualms about...

Vote

November 4, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

It’s finally here. Tuesday is Election Day. We urge people who didn’t take advantage of early voting to get to the polls and make their voices heard. Voters across the nation will head to the polls and select our nation’s top executive. In addition to...

Jennings for N.M. Senate, Dist. 32

November 3, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

In the contest between state Sen. Tim Jennings, Democrat, and Tim Pirtle, Republican, we have two very distinct choices. As Senate president pro tem, Jennings is one of the most influential members of the Legislature and he has more than three decades of...