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 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...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    April 10, 2019

Nothing like a good family outing

There’s nothing like a good outing to bring a family together. If you want to go on a leisurely drive to somewhere for a daytime adventure, with some wide-eyed young’uns in tow, you certainly don’t have to leave New Mexico. Space requires only...

 

Too often we forget to give God thanks

Have you noticed? When something bad, sad, and tragic happens, we agonize, “Dear God, how could you allow this?” But, too often, when we see something bad, sad, tragic avoided, we fail to give...

 

Marijuana laws should follow will of voters

If you weren’t already convinced that the blanket federal prohibition on marijuana is illogical, counterproductive and confusing, consider this: Despite the ban, all but three states have legalized some form of cannabis. That creates a serious and...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 7, 2019

Change happens, percent by %

I recall a particularly pompous area school administrator. He loved to tell us how educated he was, to the point he sent one of his published research papers to us instead of returning a phone call. He never understood, nor tried to understand, why w...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 7, 2019

Biden's problem is with his ego

Joe Biden wants us to believe that all his touching speaks to how deeply he cares about other people. It’s really a testament to how much regard he has for himself. As everyone has always known, Biden is prone to weird and wildly overfamiliar...

 
 By Newsday    Voices    April 7, 2019

Another viewpoint: US needs careful hand in Venezuelan crisis

Venezuela is amid a humanitarian crisis. Our Latin American neighbor has suffered through a pinwheeling economy dependent on oil. That and years of authoritarian leadership from former President Hugo Chavez and now his loyalist President Nicolas...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    April 3, 2019

Remembering when Bubba got 75

The Clovis High Wildcats were easily winning their district-opening basketball game that night, Jan. 11, 1980, in Roswell. But Coach Jimmy Joe Robinson called time out about halfway through the third...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    April 3, 2019

I want myself, my friends to feel secure and fabulous

I scrutinize myself in the mirror on a regular basis. From the front all is well. I am pushing 60 and holding together reasonably well. From the side it’s another story. I have inherited my grandmother’s neck. My chin is on a mission to meet up...

 

Time to celebrate Clovis High alumni

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate outstanding Clovis High School alumni through the CMS Education Foundation Hall of Honor. The gala banquet honoring the recipients will be May 11 at...

 

Udall's presence in delegation will be missed

It’s hard to imagine New Mexico without Tom Udall in elected office. Nearly 30 years have passed since the now-70-year-old was first voted in as New Mexico’s attorney general. He went on to win a seat in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    April 3, 2019

Personal emergency prep critical

Never before have I needed my emergency preparations twice in so short a time. For the second time in just over two weeks, I’m glad I make a point to prepare for the unexpected. First, it was the...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    April 3, 2019

NM leading environmental movement

When America’s youth began to rebel against the Vietnam War, it was because young men were being drafted. They were on the cutting edge of the issue, so they rose up in defiance. Something similar is happening now, only it’s not one particular...

 

Paramedic preserving ceremonies of remembrance

No one says farewell to one of their own more beautifully than the community of first responders - the firefighters, police officers, and paramedics who see front-line action on a daily basis. Now,...

 

Two betrayers wept two very different tears

Here’s a riddle for you. It’s one that intrigues and gives me pause about this same time every year. Two men, two mouths, both tongues betray, almost but not quite on the same day. One fails and...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    April 3, 2019

Trying to embrace memories as a gift

Sometimes, we get weary. We all have those people that we can turn to (or run to depending on the situation) when the day-to-day grind overwhelms us. But, what do we do when one of those voices is...

 

FAA must ensure safety is a priority

Boeing Co. expects to soon have a software fix to the problem believed to have caused two of its 737 Max planes to plunge into deadly nose-down crashes in the past five months. But beyond solving the software glitch, troubling questions remain about...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 31, 2019

Sharing can be personal experience

One of my favorite “Seinfeld” episodes is “The Ex-Girlfriend.” Jerry wants to date George’s ex Marlene, and Jerry’s confused when George asks him to recover some books he let Marlene borrow. Jerry, when George first broaches the subject:...

 

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