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Mueller report far from 'total exoneration'

President Trump has repeatedly crowed that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is a “total exoneration.” After its release Thursday morning, he tweeted: “No collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats ...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 21, 2019 

Participation more relevant than cost

In 2018, lawmakers approved an overhaul of New Mexico election laws, requiring local governments to hold special elections entirely by mail. The question I keep hearing is, how much does this special election cost now than it did a few years ago? I...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 21, 2019 

Despite protests, socialism up with Dems

There was Bernie Sanders at a Fox News Channel town hall, not giving an inch in a forum every Democratic presidential candidate has shunned. His reward was a cataract of good reviews, and monster ratings. Sanders had a solid hour to try to reach...

 

Wind, solar could be more costly than they seem

Last year, virtually all new electricity generation in the United States came from natural gas and renewables like solar and wind. At first glance it appears these energy sources are winning the marketplace, but that’s hardly the whole story. Yes,...

 
 By Chicago Tribune    Voices    April 21, 2019 

Vaccinations still best response to growing outbreaks

Rash by rash and fever by fever, measles continues to spread. Health officials are watching the case count tick upward. Nationally, measles has reached its highest level in two decades. We know who’s primarily to blame: misinformed parents who harb...

 

Letter to the editor - April 21

Gun and immigrant ‘sanctuaries’ parallel Your recent news item about New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas’ thoughts about the liability of county officials — where sanctuary from recently enacted New Mexico gun exchange laws have been...

 

A pony may not be the best choice of childhood gift

In case you happened to miss it, a week ago today was Siblings Day. I dug out a childhood photo of my brothers and me on our pony, Peanuts, in honor of the occasion, and it took me on a bumpy trip...

 

Teacher making use of video games

If you are ever around kids, it’s likely you’ve heard about various types of video games. There is a whole complex field of research called “game theory” where mathematical models are studied...

 

Faith: Author gave us word for where joy and sorrow meet

More than a few writers have talked about the place where joy and sorrow meet. In a moment of deep contentment, someone may say, “I’m so happy I could cry!” And in the moments of deepest and...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    April 17, 2019

That time Gene Autry got a ticket

I collect tidbits that interest me from area newspapers. Here are a few from Aprils past: • April 3, 1945: Bill Vance of Portales announced his dog, Buzz, had been poisoned and he would pay $25...

 

Sometimes we get to share our personal crazy

I saw him just a moment too late, coming down the path. I wasn’t expecting anyone to come down this section of the trail. No one ever did. At least I never saw anyone, which is why I was messing around with the pine cones. OK, I better start at...

 

Enforcement major issue with gun law

An informed observer could have spotted this showdown a mile away. Democrats took the New Mexico House of Representatives and the Governor’s Office, bolstering the majority they already had in the state Senate. As one mass shooting after another do...

 

Gun laws far overstep their bounds

“Validly enacted laws.” This is how New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas deceptively characterizes the new anti-gun laws he wants enforced against you. They aren’t validly enacted. They...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    April 17, 2019

Udall announcement brought out politics

Tom Udall’s announcement that he won’t seek another term as U.S. senator really brought out the politics in New Mexico. Already, two Democrats have announced they’ll seek to replace Udall, and there’s plenty of speculation about others...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    April 14, 2019

Clovis police officer should have been cleared months ago

Six months after a Clovis police officer shot and killed a suspected car thief, officials last week finally determined the officer was justified in his actions. The process lasted about five months to...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 14, 2019

Always fun when two parts of life meet

Few things are stranger, or more satisfying, than when two completely different aspects of your life come together. It’s like when your college friends meet your high school friends, or when you find out two of your Facebook friends are friends...

 

Taxes will only grow on current course

It’s nice to have more money in your pocket. And thanks to the 2017 tax cuts, the typical American is now paying less in taxes. But we’re still sending a hefty sum of money to Washington. Tally up all the payroll and other taxes on earnings and...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 14, 2019

Finding roots of Mueller probe a fair goal

Attorney General William Barr dared to use the “s-word.” He said in congressional testimony that the Trump campaign had been spied on by the U.S. government. Pressed by incredulous Senate Democrats, he clarified: “I think spying did occur. The...

 

Another viewpoint: Bernie Sanders' rhetoric, policies need some nuance

Kudos to Bernie Sanders for saying that he will celebrate tax day by releasing his tax returns for the last 10 years. Quite right. And congratulations to the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate for acknowledging that he has become a...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    April 10, 2019

Good day to honor the 'Aaaah!'

You’ve heard the sound effect a hundred times. It’s been used in the “Indiana Jones” films, as well as in cartoons, video games and many, many television shows. It sounds like “Aaaah!...

 

Everybody has different ideas about privacy

My friend, Andrew, will not use a credit card when paying for his groceries. Andrew is a curmudgeon and has been one for years. He lives alone and has been a dear friend for almost all my life. “It’s none of their darned business how much...

 

Former area resident makes name in baseball

For more than 650 families in Curry and Roosevelt counties with baseball-loving kids, Saturday was opening day for the 2019 Little League season. It was also a day filled with more than a little senti...

 

April a month for reading

April is a month filled with reading-related activities. First off, it is National Poetry Month. It was in 1996 the Academy of American Poets designated April as National Poetry Month, and it is now...

 

Air safety needs to be larger bipartisan issue

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has called for an investigation into why the Federal Aviation Administration certified the Boeing 737 Max and whether the agency is getting too close to the corporations it regulates. The Texas Republican is right. After two of...

 

Arbitrary legality makes bad laws

Recently, out of curiosity, I scanned the daily jail log for Curry County. I had never done so before and probably won’t do it again. Afterward, I felt guilty and was ashamed of myself. I learned...

 

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