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 By Patti Dobson    Voices    July 1, 2020

Opinion: 'May his memory be a blessing'

Last week, the community came together to help a family locate their elderly relative, Bob Casey, who had gone missing. Sadly, Casey was found several days later, deceased. The grief from his family...

 

Opinion: Police reform must include compassion and perspective

President Trump has ideas. New Mexico lawmakers do, too. All the politicians have the same goal: Reform police departments so no more George Floyds are killed over allegations of fake $20 bills. How exactly to achieve this goal is complicated. Our...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 28, 2020

Opinion: Jefferson complex, consequential

They’re coming for Thomas Jefferson. This was always obvious, but now it’s even more plain. Protesters in Portland, Oregon, used axes and ropes to topple a statue of President Thomas Jefferson. The New York City Council is agitating to remove a...

 

Opinion: Anti-cop vow is step backward

The New York Times has a story that’s entertaining reading for conservatives. It concerns a mostly white, solidly leftist neighborhood so inspired by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a rogue policeman, they decided to volunteer to become...

 

Opinion: Last thing law enforcement needs is fewer resources

In case you missed it, 106 people were shot in Chicago last weekend. That’s not a typo — 106. If mainstream news organizations still covered the news, instead of only the news that serves or refutes an agenda, we might have heard more. Of the 106...

 

Opinion: Visa cuts reason to celebrate

Finally! After nearly three decades of pleading to deaf Republican and Democratic congresses for a fair shake, American workers can celebrate. Breaking with his White House predecessors, all of whom displayed an addicted-like commitment to more emplo...

 

Opinion: How do you rank a state's patriotism?

The personal finance website WalletHub recently released its ranking of the “patriotism” of all 50 states. In an era of toppled statues, kneeling athletes, microaggressions, border wall controversies and globalist agendas, trying to define and...

 

Opinion: More important issues at hand than statues

It’s finally over. The bronze of Don Juan de Oñate astride his horse is gone. Native Americans, antifa, Black Lives Matter and everyone associated with the various and sundry movements can rejoice. Racism is over. Much like the questions of pro...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 24, 2020

Opinion: Politics reason behind a lot of anger

Why is there so much anger in the world? People fight over statues; over differing opinions on gender, race, and policing. Over masks and whether to end the shutdown or keep society imprisoned until...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    June 24, 2020

Opinion: Taking a look down the road at 2020

While hindsight is 2020, this year is moving so fast it’s a blur. It’s hard to keep up — and yet, if we focus on the bigger issues that have enveloped us, we can get a pretty good glimpse of what’s coming. So here I am, looking down the...

 

Opinion: Dollie Gordon, pillar of the Floyd community

If you are my age or older and grew up in rural Roosevelt County, I’ll venture a bet that you spent at least a nickel or a dime — maybe even a quarter or a dollar — at some point in your youth i...

 

Opinion: Harry the Horse made Landall Goolsby famous

It’s a mortality check, I know, but if you remember these things from 25 years ago today ... you might be an old-timer: • The Dora Cafe was open for business. It had been vacant for months. Newlyweds Jim and Jolene Wall opened on June 12 and were...

 

Opinion: Take a stroll into a mine field with me

By writing today’s column, I am breaking a promise, one that I made to myself. I didn’t make myself take an oath aloud or sign anything. I suppose it was less a promise than a mental warning not...

 

Opinion: Supreme Court ruling is an important step

Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision confirming workplace civil rights for gay and transgender employees is an important step toward equality for all Americans. The court ruled 6-3 that discrimination based on sexuality or gender is...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 21, 2020

Opinion: Social distancing hypocrisy alive

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently had big news — the city is opening up its iconic Lakefront Trail after months of being closed off as part of a COVID-19 lockdown. That Lightfoot kept the trail closed even after Chicago had experienced...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    June 21, 2020

Opinion: Suspect deaths not that common

Everyone everywhere is demanding that we reform the police. Everyone everywhere is demanding that we have to root out the “systemic racism” in our police forces because it results in innocent blacks being treated unfairly and even killed. The...

 

Opinion: John Bolton's book is too little too late

Oh, so now he tells us. John Bolton is telling us damning stuff about Trump that we already knew — and he’s doing it five months too late. Timing is everything in life and politics, and this guy’s could not be worse. That’s not to say that...

 
 By Lance Pyle    Voices    June 21, 2020

Opinion: Please continue wearing masks

Curry County is known as a community of family. Our citizens are there to assist families, friends and neighbors, or anyone in need of assistance. We, as county residents, have always shown how to step up and fight to protect our families, friends...

 

Opinion: Every child should have father around

My father’s mission was to tame the stupidity out of me — a powerful blessing too few children are experiencing now. My dad had his work cut out for him. Over the years, I shattered a picture window with a baseball, accidentally broke...

 

Opinion: We need police; also need review of procedures

As protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer continue across the country, police procedures and budgets everywhere are coming in for a reexamination. Our advice in this debate is focus on a few facts. We need...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 17, 2020

Opinion: Respecting liberty will still work

The world’s a bit crazy. Not as bad here as in other places, but we see the effects of those crazy paces even here. Pandemics, riots, gangs of trespassers setting up their own governments ......

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    June 17, 2020

Alinsky's methods still working

A lot of people are comparing 2020 to 1968 these days, and for good reason. This year is at least as tumultuous as ’68, and we’re only halfway through it. Generationally, 1968 was beset with Baby Boomers who opposed the Vietnam War and sympathize...

 

Opinion: That time DA, sheriff engaged in 'fracas'

Today we have Facebook. But there was a time when upstanding citizens settled their differences face-to-face. That’s what happened 70 years ago this month when a pair of Quay County law officers engaged in a spirited disagreement that media outlets...

 

Opinion: 'Teleporting' definite contender for best childhood memory

This ditty has been making the rounds lately on wall plaques, t-shirts, and social media posts: “Best childhood memory: Falling asleep on the couch and waking up in bed. I miss teleporting. It never...

 

Opinion: Incredibly thankful to both my father and my Father

In the midst of this roller coaster year and its blur of events and emotions, we’re speeding toward Father’s Day. As I find myself thinking of my father, my thoughts quickly turn in immense...

 

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