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Happy Thanksgiving to all

If you’re tackling a turkey today, or having it out with a ham, imagine roasting up a small herd of cattle in preparation for several thousand guests. That was exactly what happened in 1933 in...

 

Opinion: Thanksgiving quiz chance to honor holiday heritage

Because of the pandemic, this Thanksgiving will be different than most, but it will still include many familial and national traditions. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, provides an opportunity for you to test your...

 

Opinion: Rights don't depend on politicians

If there is one message I’d most like to share with you during these times — and for this Thanksgiving — it’s that your rights don’t depend on the opinions of politicians. Whatever mandates...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    November 25, 2020 

Opinion: Let's be safe, hopeful and thankful

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s a shame it’s being canceled this year. But of course, it isn’t. Sure, the big family gatherings are being called off, but that’s not altogether the reason for the season. It’s better as a time to...

 

Faith: Give thanks and trust the giver of all blessings

“O most gracious God,” wrote the eloquent sufferer, “on this sickbed I feel under your correction, and I taste of humiliation, but let me taste of consolation, too.” John Donne, poet and...

 

Opinion: Time to fight the virus instead of each other

For months we’ve argued over whether it’s a “hoax” or “just like the flu.” Solutions range from “shelter in place” to “herd immunity.” Some of the talking heads said, “It’s...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    November 22, 2020

Opinion: 'Legal votes' include Joe Biden's

No one expected Donald Trump to handle a defeat in the 2020 election well. It was predictable he’d deny that he really lost and allege the vote was rigged, that he’d tweet wild and misleading thin...

 

Opinion: Holiday rules stupid, unscientific

Californians have suffered greatly in our crazy war against the China virus. Our economy is a wreck. Restaurants are dying off by the hundreds. Schools are half closed. Disneyland is a ghost town....

 

Opinion: Shutting down in-person learning a bad option

Recently, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho and Clovis school districts joined Albuquerque and Las Cruces schools in abandoning any in-person learning. Instead, for the foreseeable future all learning in some of...

 

Letter to the editor - Nov. 22

New Mexicans need to stand up for rights As a fourth-generation New Mexican, I'm writing to insist that our governor return her salary for the next two weeks to the state coffers or give it to the charity of her choice. Her decision to shut the...

 

Opinion: This time, #Resistance will be better dressed

A few days after the election, when things were still a bit murky, I made an offhand remark to some friends about what kind of hat I should crochet for the march that would be taking place the day aft...

 

Opinion: Events add up to Left being up to no good

It is now obvious that Joe Biden’s presidential “victory” has entered the fabled realm of “settled science.” And in record time. What took global warming a decade to achieve, Biden accomplished in less than a week. The gloves are now...

 

Opinion: Vaccine not the end, but there is hope

Finally ... some much-needed good news in the battle against the coronavirus. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. announced last week that its COVID-19 vaccine showed an astounding 90% effectiveness rate in early test results and that initial doses ...

 

Opinion: Government has too much power

One thing that has been demonstrated beyond any doubt by both the pandemic and the recent presidential election is that government has too much power over our lives. If government didn’t have the...

 

Opinion: New Mexico leading the nation

As goes New Mexico, so goes the nation. You might even say we’re leading the way, on a number of fronts. We’re what the rest of the country is slowly becoming — multicultural to the point at which white folks are no longer running everything....

 

My mother had a good skunk story

I was awakened in the wee hours one morning last week by the unmistakable odor of freshly launched skunk spray wafting its way through closed windows into our house. We haven't had a skunk visit for...

 

Faith: Apart from God, safety is a myth

We can be safe, or we can be truly alive. Not both. Opting for “safety” is an illusion both unsafe and pathetic, a gag gift all wrapped up with three bedraggled ribbons: fear, arrogance, and...

 

Opinion: 'A little mad' - feeling you get when not trusted

Annie Hogland has mixed emotions about angry letters she received from registered voters during this election. “They made me laugh, kinda,” said the Curry County clerk. “They made me laugh...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    November 15, 2020

Opinion: Democrats not in position of strength

Ordinarily, it’s not possible for a party to win the presidency and have a bad election night, but the Democrats managed it. Pending the outcome of two Senate runoffs in Georgia, Joe Biden looks...

 

Opinion: China should pay price for virus

Our politicians and leaders still don’t get it. They don’t seem to understand — or care — that China has already declared World War III. The Communist Party thugs who rule China with a heavy...

 

Opinion: Philadelphia striking blow for religious freedom

Philadelphia often makes national news for unfortunate reasons, like bombing its own neighborhoods, rioting in its streets, pelting Santa with snowballs, and threatening the Boy Scouts with eviction...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Republicans must repudiate president

Demagoguery is the deliberate use of people’s prejudices and fears to manipulate them. Combined with presidential idolatry, this is the winning strategy of the Republican National Committee since 2016. I have been a registered and enthusiastic...

 
 By John Micek    Voices    November 15, 2020

Opinion: Maybe back on road to decency

I was walking along the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg on Saturday when the world learned that Joe Biden had bested Donald Trump to become the president-elect of the United States. The November sun was unseasonably warm on my face, and a cool...

 

Opinion: Workers, clerks get credit for smooth election

When Americans woke up last Wednesday, they still weren't sure who had won the presidential election as ballots were still being tabulated in several pivotal states. But New Mexico was not one of them. Despite rhetoric raising concerns of absentee...

 

Opinion: Little difference between candidates

I was wrong. I was sure Donald Trump would win easily, in spite of years of political and personal attacks from his various opponents. I knew there was “Anyone but Trump” sentiment out there, but...

 

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