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Opinion: If you're offended by a TV show, then turn the thing off

“Cuties” is about a child’s struggle to find her identity amid contrasting cultures. Or it’s child pornography. You’ll have to watch it to decide for yourself. Or, don’t, which is also...

 
 By Dennis Lopez    Voices    September 20, 2020 

Opinion: Important to county to be counted

Well here we are again with the 2020 Census coming to an end. Sept. 30 will be the last day that we as Roosevelt County residents will have the opportunity to complete the Census. I am highly encouraging our residents who have already completed the...

 

Opinion: Fire season regular feature of California

Lots of people in politics and the media out here in California are blaming global warming for the 26 major wildfires that have killed at least 24, burned more than 3 million acres and destroyed...

 

Opinion: Cheney example of country club conservative

There exists a type of country club conservative that desperately wants to fit in after being elected. The cultural issues most important to the base are cringe inducing for these squishy Republicans. Abortion, immigration, term limits, fighting...

 

Opinion: Cancel culture full of hypocrisy

Cancel culture and cancer both begin with the letter “C,” which is not a coincidence. The urge to obliterate, annul, remove, censor and excise from our collective social conscience is akin to what...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Americans picking their own propaganda

EDGEWOOD — This week’s internal dialogue with myself has been all about agitprop. Quick refresher: “agitprop” is political propaganda, particularly that used by the Soviet Union to mobilize, that is, manipulate, the masses. You know, big...

 

Opinion: US needs to address nuance on divisive issues

Earlier this year, South African-born comedian Trevor Noah hit at the heart of a serious problem hurting America right now. “Nuance doesn’t sell as well in America,” Noah said in an interview with CBS. “Nuance means you can’t just take a...

 

Opinion: Stay consistent with your beliefs

I wish people were more consistent. Many people in this country say they are for smaller, or “limited” government. Most change their minds as soon as they think of something they want government...

 

Opinion: Climate emergency is very real

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in a climate emergency. If you haven’t been impacted by extreme weather conditions yet, you will be. Stick your head into the sand if you want, but the evidence is overwhelming: • The West is burning like ne...

 

Hoping not to make choice of preferred nostril again

We are a society filled with daily choices. Paper or plastic? Table or booth? Regular or decaf? Red or green? (For the record, my answer to all of these is, “It depends.” I like to make life as...

 

Faith: Keeping in mind the times I've 'reaped the whirlwind'

Some wrecks you simply cannot see coming; others, well, it’s almost criminal negligence not to see them heading your way. The latter can and should be avoided. If you are busy minding your own...

 

Opinion: Looks like we're winning the fight against the virus

After months of scary numbers with no end in sight, recent weeks have suggested the worst of COVID-19 might be behind us. It’s not time to gather in one large group, burn all our masks and shout...

 

Opinion: Vulnerability of Trump's own making

The latest hammer of a book to fall on President Donald Trump is Bob Woodward’s soon-to-be-released “Rage,” and it’s his own words that are the issue. According to the book, the president...

 

Opinion: COVID-19 political weapon for Dems

Am I in hell, or just L.A.? The other day it was 121 degrees here. There’s so much smoke in the air from all the wildfires the sun looks like the moon. Everything’s closed because of the...

 

Opinion: Pelosi's hair date more than just hypocrisy

Before I decided to tackle this topic, I had a moment’s hesitation. Is the fact that Nancy Pelosi decided to get her hair done really an issue of national importance? And of course, I concluded that...

 

Letter to the editor - Sept. 13

Column misses point, misleads Regarding Michael Reagan's column (“No way America full of racists”) last Sunday: How many times have you said or heard a close friend say “Old Joe is a good fellow and some of this kind are good friends of...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Newspapers help rural communities prepare

There are communities across the U.S. that have been forced to navigate the pandemic and 2020’s other challenges without local media in place to assist them by providing timely, trustworthy information. As the virus began to spread, creating...

 

Opinion: 50th anniversary of Mary Tyler Moore Show's end coming up

What were you doing the night of Saturday, March 19, 1977? Like 21.2 million other Americans, I was watching the final episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Watching it and making a nerdy audio recording of it for posterity. Sure, I didn’t...

 
 By Pat Woods    Voices    September 9, 2020

Opinion: Agreement with Taiwan exciting opportunity

The cattle industry is an intrinsic piece of New Mexico's history and culture and a vital component of our state's economy. Spanish explorers brought a small herd of cattle to the upper Rio Grande...

 

Opinion: I have no tolerance for bureaucracy

Last week I was reminded how intensely I dislike bureaucracy. People who impose bureaucracy on the rest of us are as useful to society as plague-spreading fleas. You might believe bureaucracy has a pl...

 

Opinion: Thank God for laughter in dark times

Last time, as a great escape from the troubles of our times, I started out writing a funny column about comedy, but it turned out to be about comics instead. This time, I'm just going to make you laugh. In googling around the internet in search of...

 

There's peace in things being where they should be

A good many years back I had dinner with some new acquaintances who had recently moved to our area. After we ate, I asked the mom — I'll call her Daisy — if she happened to have a toothpick....

 

Faith: God always happy to open door to his children

I might as well just admit it: I am not a good door-knocker. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Probably not me, or you’d not have heard the clatter. I don’t like to make noise. I like peace and quiet...

 

Opinion: We have failed to educate about evils of socialism

A frightening 70% of millennials say they would back a socialist candidate for office. And today, we are seeing many socialist ideas gaining traction, such as “free” college tuition for all, government-run healthcare and a guaranteed income even...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    September 6, 2020

Opinion: Riots, looting aren't Trump's fault

Until a few days ago, Democrats were content to pretend the disorder in American cities didn't exist. Now, worried that Joe Biden is on his back foot on the issue, they readily acknowledge the...

 

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