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Opinion: Charities, benefits on tap throughout month of November

There’s something about November that seems to bring out the best in us humans. Maybe we can trace it back almost 400 years to that first Thanksgiving in Plymouth. Or maybe tempers naturally cool down as the mercury drops. Whatever the reason,...

 

Opinion: Cannon AFB pilot will always be home through memorials

Andy Becker knew what he wanted to do with his life just one month into his senior year of high school. He told his parents he wanted to enlist in the military and help defend the nation against...

 

Opinion: Concealed carry key to safety for all

I want you to be safe. I hope you don't do things to endanger yourself and others, and I want you prepared — everywhere you go — in case someone else means you harm. In the past couple of weeks...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    November 14, 2018 

Opinion: Dems now control NM politics

SANTA ROSA — There may have been mixed results nationally, with the Democrats winning the House and the Republicans increasing their majority in the Senate, but here in New Mexico, an indisputably blue tidal wave overtook the midterm elections. I k...

 

Opinion: If you're having doubts, this is your sign to keep pushing

As the first person in my immediate family to attend a university, one of the most important quotes I ever read came from a random person on Twitter. The tweet said, “First-generation college students: There will come a time when you feel that you...

 
 By Don McDonald    Voices    November 14, 2018 

Opinion: It's hard to be modest when you know you're great

I was a lousy medical student. I worked very hard but struggled. However, I came into my own as a psychiatric resident. My first job after my training was with a state-run mental health facility, the Behavior Health Service (BHS). One of my assignmen...

 
 By The Taos News    Voices    November 14, 2018 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: New governor needs to inspire cooperation

The night of Nov. 6 was the celebratory moment for Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham. She had the time to thank the people who made it possible, a few hours to enjoy the applause. Then, it was off to sleep and rest because now it gets real. Now comes... Full story

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    November 14, 2018 

Opinion: It's a cat-astrophe that can be solved

Joni Anthony has no idea why wild cats seem to like her yard so much. On Tuesday morning, there were at least 12 out there, she said. “My neighbor said she gets them, too,” said Anthony, who...

 

Opinion: Learning by participating memorable way

This is the season of fall festivals and dressing up as scary or funny characters for Halloween. However, another holiday taking place this time of year is El Día de los Muertos; originally known as...

 

Faith: God's truth: Love always greater than power

I recently read a well-written obituary by James R. Hagerty in The Wall Street Journal. The story focused on a woman who so loved to be in the spotlight that her former husband — she had four and...

 

Opinion: Dear Charlie, Carl: We're keeping your memories forever

Charlie Ledbetter was about 11 years old when he came to eastern New Mexico with his family from Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1907. The Ledbetters settled in the Blacktower community — where Cannon Air Force Base stands today — and spent their days farmi... Full story

 

Opinion: 1939 Post gives taste of the time

I was cleaning out older newspapers, which is a frequent occurrence when you work at a newspaper. My bookshelf needed space, and space could be had by pushing the last three years of archives into the recycle bin. But wait, something here goes back...

 

Opinion: A lot happened between WWII and me

Between the end of World War II and my birth date in 1950 lies a period of which I know little. My birth year marked the start of the Korean conflict and another new era. I was able last week to get...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Congratulations to victors, time to get to work

Election Day is behind us, which means we no longer have to suffer through the endless television commercials and countless mailers dripping with nasty political attacks. But it also means we’ve got a new governor about to take the reins of our...

 

Opinion: Been in a fair number of skirmishes in my life

I believe in nonviolence. But I have not always been successful at practicing my belief. Looking back on my life, I have had a fair number of skirmishes. Growing up, I loved to wrestle. Sometimes the matches would get a little heated but about the ti...

 

Opinion: Century later, first Great War not forgotten

Historians estimate more than 115,000 Americans died in the first modern-day Great War we’ve come to call World War I. That casualty list included about 500 in New Mexico; dozens from our part of the state have been identified as killed in action o...

 

Opinion: Immigration isn't a real problem

Emotions are running hot on the topic of immigration these days, both for and against, with most of the current drama surrounding birthright citizenship and migrant caravans. Immigration is a governme...

 

Opinion: Boomers did rock and roll right

SANTA ROSA — If there’s anything the baby boomers did well, it’s music. We rocked. Of course, rock and roll wasn’t born entirely out of our generation. It was the byproduct of all sorts of musical genres, including and especially rhythm and...

 

Opinion: AG's office warns of financial exploitation risk

The Attorney General’s Office is warning women who competed for the Miss New Mexico crown, sash and scholarship that they may be at risk of financial exploitation — a caution that could have national implications. AG Hector Balderas is expected...

 

Opinion: Empathy for others feels better than hate and anger

I have lived in the South my whole life. My father was a descendant of slave owners. My mother’s family was too poor to own slaves, but her ancestors did not oppose slavery. As a grade-school child before integration, all my buddies used the “N...

 

Opinion: Enjoy the present, but look forward to the next step, too

I still remember the feelings I had around this time of year when I was a senior in high school. With only one semester remaining before I’d be going out into the world alone, I felt such a sense of impatience to move to that next part of my life....

 

Opinion: Today our eyes focus on a hero

When the United States entered the Great War against Germany in April 1917, Tucumcari’s Isaac Kirkpatrick was attending law school at Valparaiso, Indiana. He withdrew from school immediately and...

 

Opinion: Education foundation hits 10-year anniversary

Our Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation is now in its 10th year. Initiated through the efforts of then-superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, the foundation has flourished over the years. While...

 

Faith: God best defense against spiritual rodents

I like to think of our back yard as a mostly safe, peaceful, and appealing place. Until recently, it was. Oh, there were years when a good-natured Great Dane lived there. It was safe. He was...

 

Faith: What can just one person do? Love

Like most of the rest of the world, I was horrified when a man entered the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, shot and killed 11 people and wounded others. Squirrel Hill is labeled as one of the... Full story

 

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