Health care law still under attack

The recently passed health reform law is still being attacked by those wanting to retain the status quo. This attack is conducted by misrepresenting the content of the law, its costs and who will pay for it. What we don’t hear from conservatives is why it was needed in the first place. Here are some […]

Constitution requires interpretation

The April 14 editorial followed the conservative line of “liberal activist judges.” The tale goes that conservative judges interpret the law and liberals try to make it. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Constitution was written to be interpreted by future generations and guide them in situations the writers could not have imagined. […]

Cattle growers to celebrate Earth Day

On Thursday, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with events that will be held all over the state and the world. There are people from 190 countries and one billion people taking this day to recognize the importance of all the magnificent wonders and natural resources that is […]

2-17 Letter to the Editor

Your Jan. 13 editorial “Americans see failing economy,” is composed of conservative and libertarian talking points, half truths and outright propaganda. It states “Americans have awakened to the fact government doesn’t drive the economy and improve their lives.” Officials don’t make touchdowns but they sure improve the fairness of the game. Our government is supposed […]

12-30 Letter to the Editor

Laws regulate society Regarding your Dec. 9 editorial “Private sector holds key to more jobs:” The writer says government does not have a clue of how the economy works and its policies keeps small business from creating jobs. This ideology says markets are always right and need no controls. The article’s final paragraph reads, “reduce […]

12-23 Letter to the Editor

Perfect gift came a long time ago As we prepare to celebrate various holidays this week, some of us may still be looking for the perfect gift. It gives me some pause to consider that the truly perfect gift came long ago, in the form of an unparalleled sacrifice. “For God so loved the world […]

Letter to the editor: Animal cruelty case handled well

Animal Protection of New Mexico appreciates the legal process undertaken to see that Haba, the dog that lives at Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca’s home, was represented in court following an allegation of animal cruelty that occurred on April 19. The mayor was found innocent of the charge. APNM wishes to express admiration for, and gratitude […]

Free market must have rules to follow

The only part of Saturday’s editorial — “Fed seeking permanence in private sector” — I disagree with is this statement: “The way the Bush administration used 9/11 to vastly expand government power and secrecy reminds us how the Obama administration is using the current economic crisis to vastly expand the government’s involvement in private business.” […]

City could benefit from curfews

Am I alone in thinking we need a curfew in this town? I woke up recently to find my mail box smashed flat. Just one of many around town, I guess. This latest wave of destruction is part of a problem that has been going on in Tucumcari for many years. I had visitors from […]

Single payer system would be cheaper

By Leon Logan The June 13 editorial headlined “Health plan may be harder to fund than thought,” portrayed a single-payer system as too expensive and the Democrats wanting to fund it on the backs of the rich. I don’t agree. A 2000 World Health Organization report ranked the United States No. 1 in per capita […]