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Burt for N.M. Senate, Dist. 33

November 2, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

This newly restructured district is the child of the districts held by state Sens. Rod Adair of Roswell and William Burt of Alamogordo. Adair withdrew from the Republican primary election leaving Burt to square off against Democrat Stephanie L. Dubois of Tularosa. We’ve begun to familiarize ourselves with Burt during this campaign cycle and have [&hellip...

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Romney for president

October 31, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

There’s no disputing that when President Barack Obama was elected to office he faced daunting challenges on multiple fronts. However, he has now had ample time to demonstrate his ability to turn this nation around, and he has been found wanting. Mitt Romney...

Full disclosure is the best response to scout scandal

October 28, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Wayne Perry, president of the Boy Scouts of America, has said his organization handled things badly and has changed its ways. The organization has instituted more stringent screening and training procedures for volunteers. It will be holding a National Youth...

Verdict in earthquake trial has scientists shaking

October 27, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Top Italian seismologists have been found guilty of manslaughter in the deaths of 308 people during the L’Aquila earthquake in 2009. The seven scientists have been sentenced to six years in prison and slapped with a fine totaling 7.9 million euros (about...

National Opinion

October 26, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

U.S.-Iran talks Presidential debates on international affairs almost always invoke a lot of tough talk, and Oct. 22’s debate was no exception, as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney used the topic of Iran to burnish their macho credentials. Negotiating directly...

Obamacare imposes heavy costs

October 25, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Government regulations, even reasonable ones, are essentially hidden taxes. They are costs imposed by government. Someone pays the cost of implementing them, and for the consequences they spawn. We often note that it is people who ultimately pay taxes. Not...

New electric car setback

October 24, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

The bankruptcy filing last week of A123, the taxpayer-subsidized electric-car battery company, renews attention on President Barack Obama’s massive $5 billion “investment” in the nascent electric car industry. The president predicted 1 million electric...

Awareness may lead to a cure

October 21, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Is there anything more insidious than cancer? It is a remorseless killer of our family and friends; our enemies and rivals. It spreads pain and suffering in equal measure. It is both costly and wasteful. Nothing good comes from it in all its varieties —...

World Opinion

October 20, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Cuba lifting travel restrictions It has taken half a century but Cuba has finally bowed to the inevitable and announced the lifting of foreign travel restrictions on its citizens. From next January they will no longer require exit permits to go overseas,...

Malala and the Mullah

October 18, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl, is being treated in the United Kingdom for a gunshot wound to the head. She was targeted a week ago by the Taliban for bravely promoting girls’ education and calling for peace in her home region, the...