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After the resurrection - 2

For about 40 days after his resurrection, Jesus proved he was alive and taught his remaining eleven Apostles; then, he ascended back to heaven having previously promised to return (Acts 1:1-14; John...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 18, 2018 

Much to be learned about England

Jolly old England was mostly old to my wife and I on our second visit last week to the nation that spawned ours. It’s hard to be jolly when the temperature seldom rises above 50 under...

 

New CYFD tool good step for saving children

The Children, Youth and Families Department has unveiled a tool that will save lives, literally. It’s called the Law Enforcement Portal, a database that officers can access from their computers or...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 11, 2018

Libertarians smartest of them all

I must congratulate the local editorial policy makers of Clovis Media Inc. — owners of this newspaper and the one in Clovis — who are officially and staunchly libertarian in their editorial...

 

Time internet giants rethink data sharing

It’s easy to forget how young the Silicon Valley companies that dominate so much of our lives really are. One need be only a freshman in high school to have been born in a time before Facebook...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 4, 2018

Gas prices differences mystifying

Gas prices mystify me. I have been traveling regularly from Tucumcari to Santa Rosa. It used to be that Santa Rosa’s gasoline prices at its three truck stops (I’m sorry, travel centers) was...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 28, 2018

Hansen: Regulation data use slippery slope

When I ordered a part online to fix my lawnmower, every website I visited after that, including Facebook, for a few weeks threw ads for lawnmower parts at me. When I ordered a part for a bicycle...

 

Letters to the Editor - March 28

Editor’s note: The following letters were submitted by students at House High School as part of a class project Gun owners should meet standards The Second Amendment of the US Constitution reads,...

 

Easter morning brings world terms of peace

Easter is upon us. Jesus Christ has risen from the dead. Since he walked out of the tomb, you can walk in newness of life. There’s more to that story. In the lingo of the old Westerns, “There’s...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 21, 2018

Unchecked power never ends well

The fates of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and of both U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe in recent weeks illustrated what happens when elected...

 

Child pornography bill deserves action from Congress

Victims of child pornography are entitled to restitution from those who victimize them, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2014. But the means for doing so are incredibly burdensome, and Congress should...

 

Lauriault: God's signs are there if you look

We’ve had spring-like weather for awhile now, but that was only a sign of the reality of spring that’s now come about. Now, trees are sprouting leaves indicating that summer is approaching (Luke...

 

Trump, please back away from tariff ledge

Has the United States — which has generally been a champion of free trade since World War II — been the victim of unfair trading practices by other nations? Certainly. It’s neither new or...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 14, 2018

You just might know a psychopath

I’ve been doing some reading about psychopaths. I’m not sure how that got started, but it might have been a referral in an article about working in President Donald Trump’s White House. I think...

 

Letter to the editor: Gun control must be priority

Florida is the latest in a uniquely American phenomenon — mass shootings. Some, primarily Republican, politicians place the priorities of the National Rifle Association above that of most Americans....

 

Organizing gun surrender best plan for court

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings made headlines recently with his lament that judges are “not doing enough” to take firearms away from those who slide through the justice system for domestic abuse. We...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 7, 2018

In addition to last week's story...

In last week’s Quay County Sun, I led a story about the Tucumcari City Commission with an account of a dispute between the city manager and a city commissioner at the commission’s Feb. 25 meeting...

 

Now you see me, now you don't

In John 16:5-28, Jesus told his disciples, “Now you see me, but soon you won’t for a little while and then you’ll see me again.” When I read that recently, I recalled the familiar magicians’...

 

Armed educators not the answer to school safety

We must arm our teachers. We’ll have to train them, of course. And they’ll need to be paid extra ... ... is the dumbest idea yet for making our schools safer. There are no easy answers for...

 

Guns in schools recipe for trouble

TUCUMCARI — To make schools safer, we should consider locking doors, installing security cameras, tightening procedures and protocols, planning and drilling for active shooters, and maybe even...

 

Legislature put in good work this session

The legislative session is over, and if there’s one thing it showcased it’s that our citizen Legislature can set aside political differences and come together to do what’s best for...

 

Let these names be remembered

There were 17 victims and six heroes, three of whom were also victims, in last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida. Theirs are the names we should know, so I’m...

 

Poland clearly trying to rewrite Holocaust past

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pronounced himself “disappointed” when Poland’s president signed legislation that criminalizes any reference to the country’s role in the Holocaust....

 

Brown was life of health council

Alida Brown’s retirement as coordinator of the Quay County Health Council after 25 years of improving local health may pass unnoticed by too many people. Brown worked quietly, persistently and...

 

Sanctions against Russia only acceptable move

On March 18, Russia will hold a presidential election. It will not be a cliffhanger. Rather, Vladimir Putin will be re-elected to his fourth presidential term (with a break after his first two terms...

 

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