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 By Steve Hansen    Voices    October 16, 2019 

Glad to have some classic fall weather

I recently learned from a meteorologist at the Albuquerque National Weather Service office that we’re expecting a dry October and possibly a wet November. The meteorologist also told me that New...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    October 16, 2019 

Grateful I don't live in California

Sometimes it’s hard to remember to be thankful for life’s little blessings. Recently I was reminded to be grateful I don’t live in California. My electricity went out for a little while a few...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    October 16, 2019 

Law, not politics, should guide leaders

In all the noise over impeachment, has anyone pointed out the relationship between the law and majority rule? I think it’s central to the question about whether an impeachment is warranted so close to an election. It seems that some people equate...

 

Foodies in luck with weekend events

If you consider yourself a foodie, you’re in luck this weekend in eastern New Mexico. Things are shaping up to be the culinary equivalent of a perfect storm. Without devoting an inordinate amount of...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    October 16, 2019 

Easier to love a dog for what it is than a person

When my husband Peter and I met, we each had a dog. Peter had a collie named The Pretty Boy, (Yes, “The” was part of his name) and I had a pound puppy, part golden retriever, part border collie mix named Milo. The Pretty Boy died shortly before...

 

1964 fire featured exploding paint cans

Flames shot an estimated 100 feet in the air. Smoke could be seen 25 miles away. Firefighters had to watch out for falling power lines and for paint cans that “exploded and rocketed out of the main building,” the Clovis News-Journal reported....

 

Grace is hard - and incomprehensibly wonderful

Grace is hard. It is almost incomprehensibly wonderful. It seems almost too good to be true because it actually is almost too good to be true. It is amazing. But it is hard. Grace is hard because...

 

Sanders' wealth tax an attack on everyone

Sen. Bernie Sanders recently proposed a “tax on extreme wealth.” Under his plan, the federal government would annually siphon off up to 8% of the assets of the wealthiest individuals. Way to stick it to those robber barons, right? Unfortunately,...

 

Don't chase votes you'll never get

Our family befriended another family in my hometown. We’ll call them the Milsons. The Milsons visited the Wilsons for dinner and game nights, and the Wilsons visited the Milsons for dinner and game nights. After they moved across the state, we trav...

 

Partisan politics vicious, stupid

A Jeb Bush tweet last week got me thinking about some of the ways our nasty partisan politics has been hurting our kids. Paraphrasing Jeb, he asked, “How can parents teach their children that using bad language is wrong when we have a president and...

 

A look at a few stories you might have missed

Sure, I could write about impeachment again this week, and probably for countless weeks to come. But I think we all could use a diversion, what with the 24/7 news coverage, analysis, and editorializing that passes for news coverage. It makes you...

 

Another viewpoint: Trump incapable of presidential duties

President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, opening the way for a possible incursion by Turkish forces, is everything his critics say it is: impulsive, unwise and a betrayal of the Syrian Kurds on whom the United...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    October 13, 2019

NBA's kowtowing to China gutless disgrace

Little did Dr. James Naismith know when he invented the game of basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891 that, more than a century hence, it would become beholden to its Chinese overlords. The NBA disgraced itself kowtowing to Beijing after...

 

Governor has better things to campaign on

Apropos of nothing, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson decided recently to not-so-boldly wade into the three-year-old controversy surrounding NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. While questions about pregame protests and players calling...

 

You get the political circus you voted on

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, and all the rest of you, too! Welcome to the Big Top. Yes, that’s right: the Impeachment Circus, with its dancing elephants and prancing d...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    October 9, 2019

Going green good for capitalists

One of the things bothering conservative Americans these days is the “socialism” behind the Green New Deal being proposed by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others. But I think they’re ignoring a key point: Converting to clean and...

 

Education about more than academics these days

Education in today’s world is not only about classroom academics; other facets must be taken into consideration, whether involving sports, clubs or the overall well-being of students. The latter...

 

Artist captures local history in creations

Roosevelt County's Gayle Walker is an artist - and a good one - but I think you'd have to call her a local historian as well. Most years for nearly a decade now, she selects one of the small rural...

 

That time Audie Murphy had business in town

Audie Murphy was perhaps America’s greatest war hero and one of its most decorated soldiers. After World War II his fame grew through his acting career. He starred alongside James Stewart and Sandra Dee in movies that included “Night Passage...

 

Husband and I are compatible travelers

Peter and I are packing for our annual trip again. My husband is retired and I write, so we are able to travel now. Getting married late in life, this might have posed some problems because Peter is exactly the opposite sort of traveler I used to...

 

God knows exactly what kind of Light we need

Are you considering trying to buy a light bulb? Good luck to you. A few evenings ago, my wife and I were in Amarillo baby-sitting (playing with, laughing with, snuggling with, rollicking and...

 

Supporting alcohol measure on ballot is vote for freedom

Voters in Curry and Roosevelt counties are being asked whether alcohol sales should be permitted in the unincorporated areas of the counties. Let’s hope they approve. Yes votes don’t mean alcohol is good. Yes votes mean private business owners...

 

Stranger danger morphs over years

Quick, what’s the first lesson your parents taught you when you were little? I’m going to assume, for the purposes of this column to go smoothly, that it was the classic, “Don’t talk to strangers.” At some point in life, this philosophy...

 

Biden dealings the bigger scandal

Please help me get the importance of this infamous Trump-Zelensky phone call. The Democrats and their soulmates in the liberal media are seriously getting ready to impeach the president — again — because President Trump asked Ukrainian President...

 

System still works, but we must remain vigilant

To anyone who doesn’t live here, America may seem like a land of confusion. Much of what we do in the public square is riddled with contradictions. We’re known as a place where law and order reign supreme, yet we spend months arguing for...

 

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