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Addictions are killing women

December 1, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Jacksonville Daily News Last month the online news website Huffington Post posted a video of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall gathering, at which the erstwhile Republican presidential hopeful shared a heart-rending and very personal account of a friend’s losing battle with drug addiction. The often blustery governor urged a greater emphasis...

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Launching point for a Western mindset

December 1, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

FORT SMITH, Ark. — In a way, my connections to the West are more real than my Southern roots would suggest. I’m certainly no native to New Mexico, though I’ve lived here more than 10 years now. I was born and raised in Arkansas, a southern state with a...

Obama’s assault on open government

December 1, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Obama administration is obsessed with secrecy — it is arguably the most secretive presidency since Richard Nixon scowled through the halls of power. The latest example: a furious crackdown on government watchdogs, the...

Thankful for the generations that make a family

November 25, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

As you get older, you get more used to death. At the very least, you become familiar with seeing your elders pass on. Death can be painful; oftentimes more so for the ones left behind. It’s a tragedy when a loved one’s life is cut short; for parents, the...

NM’s rankings indicate problems

November 24, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Rio Grande Sun, Espanola New Mexicans long ago grew weary of leading national lists with negative attributes and holding the cellar on the lists with positive results. The land of enchantment routinely leads lists such as poor school test scores and...

Restoring stability to the Middle East

November 19, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The Orange County Register The City of Light became a hell of darkness Friday when terrorists struck in Paris, killing at least 129 innocents. One was Nohemi Gonzalez, a Cal State Long Beach design student spending a semester abroad. Those who knew her said...

Attacks on Paris another chance to get the war right

November 17, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

ROSWELL — War is a man-made institution, the worst thing we ever created. But there are times in which it’s either kill or be killed, so it becomes a necessity for survival. It’s no surprise that, last week, when terrorists killed civilians in one of...

Sheriff requires records training

November 17, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Rio Grande Sun ESPANOLA — Wrestling public records away from public officials and elected folks is part and parcel of being in the newspaper business. We come across the uneducated, stubborn and lawyer-dependent but the best fight is always with someone in...

The war against marijuana turns regulatory

November 10, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Last week, nearly two-thirds of Ohio’s voters rejected a measure that would have legalized marijuana. That doesn’t mean the move toward legalization has hit its peak; instead, it signals another battle on the horizon, over control of this burgeoning legal...

Thank the vets with some action

November 10, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Roswell Daily Record Today is Veterans Day, a date we set aside to honor those who served our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. The date coincides with post-World War I observances Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, observed in many European nations in...

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