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Opinion: What if we had all started sooner in missing man search?

Josefita Griego wonders if we could have saved Bob Casey. What if a community search party had been organized at 10:30 that Wednesday night when the 83-year-old man was first reported missing? What if more people had known, sooner, that we all...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 5, 2020 

Opinion: No way Trump will quit the race

After he’s repeatedly survived the unsurvivable, we are supposed to believe that President Donald Trump might quit the presidential race before it truly begins because of a spate of negative polling. This is the latest chatter among (unnamed)...

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices    July 5, 2020 

Opinion: National leaders need to go on record

I’ve been watching anarchy and lawlessness take control of our streets in major cities. I don’t imagine I’m alone, either. Viewers are exposed everywhere to scenes of mindless chaos. Meanwhile, on Opposition Media outlets, the carbon-intensive...

 
 Voices    July 5, 2020 

Opinion: Foolish to compete in 'oppression sweepstakes'

On Twitter the other day someone did what a lot of people have been doing lately: Comparing levels of oppression. In this case, it was all about the Philadelphia Inquirer’s decision not to use the term “Washington Redskins” in future columns...

 
 By Cleo Baker    Voices    July 5, 2020 

Opinion: Stop treating police like the enemy

I would like to respond to the allegations of "systemic racism" and the need for police reform. I have been a police officer for over 25 years. I have worked for two agencies during that time. I can...

 

Opinion: Please wear a mask when you go out

Team Clovis-Portales (I have a thing for teams...), I'm writing to ask for your help. Since the end of World War II, the communities of Cannon Air Force Base (formerly Clovis Field), Clovis, and...

 
 Voices    July 5, 2020 

Letter to the editor - July 5

Show love — wear masks From Scripture: • “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” — Mark 12:31 • “Love ... your neighbor as yourself.” — Luke 10:27 This is not a political statement. I have loved the people of Roosevelt County...

 

Opinion: Election may hinge on votes of independents

A defining feature of the Trump presidency has been the seemingly rock-solid support of his partisan base. When Donald Trump declared at a January 2016 campaign event in Iowa that “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    July 1, 2020

Opinion: People responsible for own actions

You bear no guilt for things you had no part in. Don’t accept guilt you didn’t earn. I’m not going to blame you for things you have no control over, nor will I accept blame for the same sort of...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    July 1, 2020

Opinion: New Mexico has patriotic heritage

Independence Day is a time for celebrating the birth of these United States. Here in the state of New Mexico, we have the history, heritage and diversity to do it up right. At first, Native American tribes shared this harsh and enchanting landscape,...

 

Opinion: World could use a dose of Will Rogers right now

I don’t know about you, but I think what our world needs right now is a heaping dose of Will Rogers. When he and his pilot friend Wiley Post died in a crash in Alaska in 1935, headlines at the time...

 

Opinion: Davy Crockett song still in our heads

Born on a mountain top in Tennessee, the greenest state in the land of the free, he was raised in the woods so’s he knew every tree. And he killed him a bear when he was only 3. Davy, Davy Crockett, was the king of the wild frontier — and every...

 

Opinion: Sleep is as necessary as eating or drinking

The segment actually aired several years ago, but I still remember a fascinating piece 60 Minutes produced on sleep. (About sleep. Not while sleeping.) Since sleeping is one thing I’ve always been...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    July 1, 2020

Opinion: 'May his memory be a blessing'

Last week, the community came together to help a family locate their elderly relative, Bob Casey, who had gone missing. Sadly, Casey was found several days later, deceased. The grief from his family...

 

Opinion: Police reform must include compassion and perspective

President Trump has ideas. New Mexico lawmakers do, too. All the politicians have the same goal: Reform police departments so no more George Floyds are killed over allegations of fake $20 bills. How exactly to achieve this goal is complicated. Our...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 28, 2020

Opinion: Jefferson complex, consequential

They’re coming for Thomas Jefferson. This was always obvious, but now it’s even more plain. Protesters in Portland, Oregon, used axes and ropes to topple a statue of President Thomas Jefferson. The New York City Council is agitating to remove a...

 

Opinion: Anti-cop vow is step backward

The New York Times has a story that’s entertaining reading for conservatives. It concerns a mostly white, solidly leftist neighborhood so inspired by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a rogue policeman, they decided to volunteer to become...

 

Opinion: Last thing law enforcement needs is fewer resources

In case you missed it, 106 people were shot in Chicago last weekend. That’s not a typo — 106. If mainstream news organizations still covered the news, instead of only the news that serves or refutes an agenda, we might have heard more. Of the 106...

 

Opinion: Visa cuts reason to celebrate

Finally! After nearly three decades of pleading to deaf Republican and Democratic congresses for a fair shake, American workers can celebrate. Breaking with his White House predecessors, all of whom displayed an addicted-like commitment to more emplo...

 

Opinion: How do you rank a state's patriotism?

The personal finance website WalletHub recently released its ranking of the “patriotism” of all 50 states. In an era of toppled statues, kneeling athletes, microaggressions, border wall controversies and globalist agendas, trying to define and...

 

Opinion: More important issues at hand than statues

It’s finally over. The bronze of Don Juan de Oñate astride his horse is gone. Native Americans, antifa, Black Lives Matter and everyone associated with the various and sundry movements can rejoice. Racism is over. Much like the questions of pro...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 24, 2020

Opinion: Politics reason behind a lot of anger

Why is there so much anger in the world? People fight over statues; over differing opinions on gender, race, and policing. Over masks and whether to end the shutdown or keep society imprisoned until...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    June 24, 2020

Opinion: Taking a look down the road at 2020

While hindsight is 2020, this year is moving so fast it’s a blur. It’s hard to keep up — and yet, if we focus on the bigger issues that have enveloped us, we can get a pretty good glimpse of what’s coming. So here I am, looking down the...

 

Opinion: Dollie Gordon, pillar of the Floyd community

If you are my age or older and grew up in rural Roosevelt County, I’ll venture a bet that you spent at least a nickel or a dime — maybe even a quarter or a dollar — at some point in your youth i...

 

Opinion: Harry the Horse made Landall Goolsby famous

It’s a mortality check, I know, but if you remember these things from 25 years ago today ... you might be an old-timer: • The Dora Cafe was open for business. It had been vacant for months. Newlyweds Jim and Jolene Wall opened on June 12 and were...

 

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