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 By Walt Rubel    Voices    January 24, 2021 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Republican party in need of new leadership

LAS CRUCES — Trumpism was an ugly and violent political movement that was always destined to die an ugly and violent death. A mere election loss was never going to be enough to kill the movement, regardless of how decisive that loss may have been....

 By Walt Rubel    Voices    January 10, 2021

Opinion: Another viewpoint: New year cause for celebration

This is the time of year when people all over the world join in a collective wish that next year will be better than the last one. Never in my lifetime has that bar been set so low. Former children’s TV host Fred Rogers famously passed along the ad...

 By Walt Rubel    Voices    December 13, 2020

Opinion: Another Viewpoint: New Mexico needs to build on spaceports

Sen. John Arthur Smith told me several years ago that he was sold on the potential for Spaceport America after hearing space industry executives gush about the possibility to conduct secretive testing and research in the remote New Mexico desert. In...

 By Walt Rubel    Voices    November 29, 2020

Opinion: Please don't let me bleed to death in the street

LAS CRUCES — I was originally not going to include Libertarian candidate Bob Walsh in the U.S. Senate election interviews we conducted recently on community radio, but my co-host, Peter Goodman, argued that if Walsh was on the ballot he needed to...

 By Walt Rubel    Voices    November 8, 2020

Opinion: Another viewpoint: I have some dreams for election improvement

Every four years at this time, I have the same thought: Isn’t there a better way to do this? Much of my frustration is tied to the fact that we don’t pick our nation’s leader in a national election. Instead, we have 50 local elections held on...


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