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The GOP’s cynical strategy with minority voters

June 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The face of America is changing very rapidly, and Republicans are reacting with a cynical and insidious attempt to hold back the future. The percentage of white voters continues to drop every election cycle, while the strength of nonwhites rises steadily. As a result, says Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, “we’re in a demographic death spiral [&hellip...

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House ice buckets illustrated congressional waste

June 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One of the first things I noticed during my internship on Capitol Hill in the fall of 1992 was the hundreds of buckets of ice. Buckets of ice were seemingly everywhere, as ubiquitous as American flags and interns, sitting outside the offices of the 440...

Scoring one for love of hometown

June 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Sometimes it’s the backstories rather than the game itself that makes a sporting event so dramatic. On Sunday night, we got both in ample doses. That’s when LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a seventh-game victory over the seemingly unstoppable...

Rural New Mexico needs better broadband connection

June 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The June issue of the Catron Courier devotes its front page to portraits of this year’s graduating class from Reserve and Quemado high schools. They’re a handsome group of young people, but there are just 18 of them – 10 Quemado Eagles and 8 Reserve...

Filmmaking runs strong in New Mexico

June 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

My older daughter tells a great story about how she met Jeff Bridges and didn’t even know it. She was a teenager at the time, working at a local bookstore in “the original” Las Vegas (N.M.) when he came in to the store. She said she was decorating an...

The VA ‘lawlessness’ worsens; public reaction – yawn

June 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Incompetence and crooked behavior is increasing within the management and top level executive ranks of the Veteran’s Administration, and now is being defended by Obama’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. When researching this growing problem, I found the...

Solar panels for seniors: What is practical?

June 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Several years ago, my articles were based on the technology that I was studying at the time. Lately, my ideas have been inspired from conversations I have had with people in the neighborhood. This week’s article was inspired by one of our senior citizens...

Addressing domestic violence requires whole community

June 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The tragedy of domestic violence is that it happens in all kinds of families and relationships. It hurts people and communities and affects everyone. The recent tragedy in Roswell, where a mother and her four children were allegedly murdered by her husband,...

Orlando and Roswell

June 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It was a weekend from hell. The nation was stunned by the biggest mass shooting in modern history, at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, reportedly by a homegrown terrorist who swore allegiance to ISIS. And in Roswell, a community was stunned by a family...

What set of glasses are you looking through?

June 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

“I can’t believe she doesn’t buy a new washing machine,” the neighbor stated with passion in her voice to her husband as she looked over her back yard fence at their neighbor’s dirty clothes drying on their clothesline. “Surely they can afford a...