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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...

 

Opinion: No way America full of racists

At least the media haven't politicized the weather reports - yet. Watching the next Category 4 hurricane hit Florida is about all I can stand to see on TV these days. The news and cable talk shows...

 

Opinion: Paraplegic's stand not intended as a rebuke

It's rare that a simple tweet triggers in me the desire to write a column. On night three of the Republican National Convention last month, I had the great pleasure of watching Madison Cawthorne, a...

 

Letter to the editor - Sept. 6

Prefer to decide for myself We will soon be privileged to cast the most important vote of our lifetime. The results will determine the fate of our country. Do we want a free, prosperous and lawful country with the hope of a bright future where we...

 

Opinion: Reflect on workers' importance to you

Labor Day is coming up, a time when we normally celebrate the end of summer with a barbeque and cooler weather. This year, because of COVID, we're asking people to socially distance. So why not take t...

 

Opinion: Postal service 'intrigue' just incompetence

In politics, what looks like sordid intrigue often turns out to be garden-variety incompetence. Case in point: After much testimony and investigation, it seems likely that the U.S. Postal Service was not engaged in a plot to derail November’s...

 

Opinion: Trouble sure way to get excitement

If you go looking for trouble, you’ll probably find it. If you’ve seen any national news recently you’ve watched it happen. Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, intentionally went to Kenosha, Wisconsin, a...

 

Opinion: We're going to need a good laugh

We need some comic relief. It’s hard to find humor in the year we’re in. Hardly anyone’s laughing, except inside their own little political and cultural echo chambers. I guess you have to turn to the Disney channel or Nickelodeon to find...

 

Ag teacher 'Ma Cone' remembered for life of service

For at least two decades worth of students who were in the Future Farmers of America program in the 1980s and 1990s at Portales High School, a small but feisty woman they called "Ma Cone" was their...

 

Faith: Only one real truth - and that's God's truth

When my first grandchild, a beautiful little girl, was born, I was surprised to learn that grandchildren are born with an integrated GPS. All of mine have come thus equipped. The Grandpa Positioning...

 

Faith: Memories of Dad help me in the face of difficulties

My dad’s birthday slipped by quietly this week. He would have been 83. I spent the day before his birthday doing the same thing I’ve done for decades. I baked him a cake. There’s a family spice...

 

Opinion: The 'Great Chief:' A man of character to treasure forever

Clovis lost one of its finest citizens on Aug. 21 when longtime educator G.C. Ross died of pancreatic cancer at age 82. Kevin Wilson’s profile in Wednesday’s paper provides multiple examples of...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 30, 2020

Opinion: GOP is still discernibly the GOP

Donald Trump took over the Republican Party, but it’s still discernibly the Republican Party. The Republican National Convention was obviously very Trumpy. At least one member of the family had a...

 

Opinion: Latest RNC best I've ever watched

Last week’s Republican National Convention was the best I’ve ever watched. The locations and settings were great. Melania did a fine job in the White House Rose Garden. Vice President Mike Pence...

 

Letter to the editor - Aug. 30

Virus controls matter of science Michael Reagan and a lot of other Republicans seem to believe if you deny scientific facts that will make the outcome conform to their way of thinking. From the start, President Trump has ignored his scientific...

 

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