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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...

Mayor not caring about the poor

June 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Like most “limited government” politicians, our mayor, Dennis Kintigh, evidently believes that the purposes of government at any level are to serve the rich and punish the poor. How else are we to interpret the positive zeal with which he seized the...

Error was intentional, to highlight problem

June 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Hooray and thank you, Velma Karr of Artesia (Letters of the Editor, June 19) for your response and comprehension of my May 21 letter (“Grad speeches should be practical”) that included the intentional error in bacon prices. I was hoping someone would...

Perplexed on RPD’s choice of force, timing

June 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am writing concerning our city’s first homicide of the year. I understand and appreciate the dangerous job that our law enforcement performs for our benefit. They never know with whom they are going to encounter, and any situation can turn violent and...

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...