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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 polar bears? Obviously this is a massively irresponsible view to [&hellip...

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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...

Animal cruelty needs to stop

December 9, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The video scenes are disturbing, to say the least: Dairy cows being poked and prodded in callused fashion, apparently not out of a lust to torture but simply to control the animals, to get them onto cattle trucks and make them do what the workers need and...

U.S. riddled with epidemic of mass shootings

December 9, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

As a nation, we’ve got an epidemic on our hands, but instead of addressing it in ways that would actually be productive, we pray for the dead, argue over what to do and brace ourselves for the next round of random violence. Mass shootings in the U.S. are an...

Use of force needs scrutiny

December 9, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s good to see life-affirming action by Roswell police, even though they may have violated their departmental policy in doing so. Maybe it will give officers a chance to revisit their use-of-force procedures, particularly when it comes to shooting...

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