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 By Leonard Pitts    Voices 

Opinion: Tennessee decisions based in ignorance

We live in ignorant times. By now, surely this is obvious beyond argument to anyone who’s been paying attention. From the Capitol insurrectionist who thought he was storming the W... — Updated 7/24/2021

 By Walt Rubel    Voices 

Opinion: Money for nothing isn't 'doing better'

There are no free lunches. If you don’t work, you don’t eat. Everybody has to pitch in and carry their weight. These aphorisms from my youth, passed on by my parents and others from their generation who survived the Great... — Updated 7/24/2021

 By Christine Flowers    Voices 

Opinion: Country shouldn't have to beg people to come to work

I was down the shore, enjoying the sea, the sun and the sweeping panorama of people without masks. Honestly, that was even more beautiful than the sunset over the Atlantic. One of... — Updated 7/24/2021

 By Michael Reagan    Voices 

Opinion: Trump not to blame on vaccinations

My son Cameron is 43. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two little girls, ages 3 and 5. His wife works full-time as a home loan processor and he has one of the toughest... — Updated 7/24/2021

 By David Stevens    Voices 

Opinion: Greyhounds' new AD seems like a dreamer with a bright future

When Paul Weir was named head basketball coach at New Mexico State University in 2016, he quoted Theodore Roosevelt: “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” When he accepted the head basketball coaching job... — Updated 7/24/2021


Looking for a good category to enter something at fair

It’s county fair season, friends. Before I get to the gist of today’s ramblings, here are some dates for your calendar. The Lea County Fair and Rodeo kicks off in less than 10... — Updated 7/20/2021

 By Tom McDonald    Voices

Opinion: Science, tech can offset damage

Richard Branson’s “live-streamed” coverage of his voyage to the edge of space was, well, little more than an infomercial — in partnership, of course, with New Mexico True. Guess I should have expected it to be what it was:... — Updated 7/20/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: More in common than you think

Even when we seem to disagree, we have more in common than you might think. I probably want many of the same things you want. I have no respect for those who violate private... — Updated 7/20/2021

 By Tampa Bay Times    Voices

Opinion: Trump should advocate for vaccinations

Dear former President Trump, We have an important request, one that only you can pull off. It will take some salesmanship, but that’s in your wheelhouse, “The Art of the Deal” and all of that. It will require that you once... — Updated 7/20/2021


Faith: Surprised to see my grandfather looking out of mirror

“At (the age of) 50,” writes George Orwell, “everyone has the face he deserves.” Well, that kinda hurts, largely because I suspect it’s true. Not that long ago, I... — Updated 7/20/2021


People - our most important asset

As with other organizations, school districts have a department that deals with all things relating to the people who work there. This department is typically called, Personnel or... — Updated 7/20/2021

 By Walt Rubel    Voices

Opinion: Olympics glimpse of NCAA's future

When the New Mexico Legislature passed Senate Bill 94 earlier this year, allowing college athletes to profit from the use of their name, image or likeness, some lawmakers feared we were picking a fight with the mighty NCAA. If... — Updated 7/17/2021

 By Leonard Pitts    Voices

Democracy has become one man's trash

It was, let us say, an interesting weekend for democracy. Call it a tale of two cities. One is Dallas, where thousands of so-called “conservatives” — the word has less... — Updated 7/17/2021


Opinion: Critical race theory subversive, toxic and dangerous

When Thurgood Marshall was strategizing his legal attack on segregation in the public school system of Topeka, Kan., he asked psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark to repeat an... — Updated 7/17/2021

 By Rich Lowry    Voices

Opinion: Cuba revolution a courageous one

It’s not easy to run a hideous dictatorship and still have fans and defenders in fashionable quarters, but the Castro regime has managed it for decades. The mass, spontaneous... — Updated 7/17/2021

 By Tom McDonald    Voices

Opinion: Pays to look at familiar surroundings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Graceland is an amazing place, or so I hear. As the former home of legendary entertainer Elvis Presley, it’s a must-see destination for his millions of fans. Located on the outskirts of this amazing Southern ci... — Updated 7/17/2021


Opinion: CYFD needs to work on issues of transparency

Rep. Marian Matthews, D-Albuquerque, was asking the right question of Brian Blalock, secretary of New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department. Referring to the death of 4-year-old James Dunklee Cruz of Albuquerque,... — Updated 7/17/2021


Faith: Vaccine is a rope that God has given you

Question: What is the proper attire for a person attending a mask-burning event? Answer: a smile. I laughed when I learned that our local senior citizens’ center was hosting a... — Updated 7/13/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Legislative damage takes time to undo

Why are legislative messes so quick to be made but so slow to be removed once in place? After they are shown to move society further from the goal used to justify them, they should... — Updated 7/13/2021


Opinion: Proposal needed fine-tuning, not rejection

Work on the results of the decennial census in New Mexico has gotten off to a rocky start, and the members of the newly appointed Citizen Redistricting Committee missed a golden opportunity to boost its legitimacy by demonstrating... — Updated 7/13/2021


New supports being put in place for students

It's no surprise to most that education has changed dramatically in recent years. One of the reasons is, of course, the integration of technology in many forms: from the network... — Updated 7/13/2021


Opinion: America opens arms to doubters, believers alike

Sometimes, the system works. A client of mine, an abused woman from El Salvador, recently was granted asylum. You might not think that’s important or impressive. It won’t... — Updated 7/10/2021

 By Michael Reagan    Voices

Opinion: Berry should remember black patriotism

When hammer-thrower Gwen Berry turned her back on the American flag at the Olympic Trials, it made me think of Sgt. William Carney. Berry probably doesn’t know who Carney was.... — Updated 7/10/2021

 By Rich Lowry    Voices

Opinion: Afghanistan drawdown bad idea

Barely a day passes without additional news of Taliban gains in Afghanistan. Perhaps the Afghan government and its forces will prove more resilient than many expect, but if the coun... — Updated 7/10/2021

 By Miami Herald    Voices

Opinion: US must step up to back Haiti democracy

The middle-of-the-night assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse at his home near Port-au-Prince early Wednesday is a shocking and brutal act that will be felt far beyond the island nation. In Miami, with its deep... — Updated 7/10/2021


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