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 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    November 22, 2017 

Time to end this 'work and spend'

Wal-Mart recently bought Lord & Taylor. That has renewed predictions of the end for America’s middle class. Wal-Mart caters to the growing ranks of the underpaid poor, while Lord & Taylor offers...

 
 By Rube Render    Opinion    November 22, 2017 

Intelligence agencies around every corner

There are 17 different intelligence agencies that compose the Intelligence Community. This statement presupposes that the director of National...

 

Government can be false god

One foundational command of the Bible is the first of 10: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3.) This is quite early, in the...

 

Fake news may be downfall of social media

The old saying about a lie traveling halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes has never seemed more relevant than in this new era of propaganda-pushing Twitter trolls and...

 

Uranium story a conspiracy theory

Did Hillary Clinton surrender 20 percent of U.S. uranium to the Russians, endangering us all, while she was the U.S. secretary of state? I don’t think so. I think what we have is yet another...

 

No one is good at casualty calls

Saturday is Veterans Day. When the flag passes you at the parade, stand and salute or place your right hand over your heart. Thank you. Here’s a tho...

 

Amending best process for new bail bond system

Should the constitutional amendment that voters overwhelmingly approved last year to reform the bail bond system in New Mexico be repealed and replaced as advocated by Gov. Susana Martinez and...

 

No clear answers on tax structure

As Congress, whether controlled by Democrats or Republicans, considers tax reforms, it pays for individual wage earners to keep their hands on their wallets and their eyes on the news. With his usual...

 

Obama-era players lost their minds

Uranium One is a mining company that controlled one fifth of the U.S. uranium extraction capacity. Russian interests gained a controlling interest in...

 

Good luck to native Astros in big game

New Mexicans have a little extra incentive to tune in to World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s not often we get to watch a couple of hometown boys play on...

 

Neither party over Hillary's loss

The 2016 presidential election showcased both major political parties with an unyielding narrative. This is the second of a two-part series that...

 

Liberal, conservative differences many

A website called Quora allows users to ask questions and have them answered by their peers. Usually the questions are undergraduate queries like, “If Darth Vader were your father, how would you get...

 

Self defense a biblical right

After events like the Las Vegas shooting, the most predictable thing in the world is the resulting argument about gun control. This is...

 

Texico example worth following for state schools

Activists, local education bureaucrats and teacher unions have been fully on board with the mantra that we just don’t spend enough taxpayer dollars on K-12 education in New Mexico. This is in spite...

 

Democrat smugness lost election

The 2016 presidential election showcased both major political parties with an unyielding narrative. This is the first of a two-part series that...

 

Jewish holidays and the church

There are eight significant holidays or festivals on the original Jewish calendar (Leviticus 23:1-44). The first three festivals (Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits) fell within eight days of...

 

Proposed tax cuts will help in long run

It’s important that Congress come to terms on a meaningful tax-cut package that also simplifies the system. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are calling for a package of tax...

 

Recent events the way to healthy living

Community groups united in a big way to make the Sept. 30 Wheels on Fire 100 bicycle race succeed, but the activity centered around one guy. That was Brandon Goldston, a first-rate cyclist in his own...

 

Biggest Dem supporter is Hollywood

According to Wikipedia, “Harvey Weinstein is an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known as co-founder of Miramax, which p...

 

Bible reading good, but dangerous

A man came to me after church and said wistfully, “Imagine how much better off we’d be if everyone kept asking, ‘What would Jesus do?’...

 

Feds need clear monument plan before acting

The leaked draft of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendations to President Trump on 27 national monuments — including the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument near Las Cruces and...

 

Fired Up! was great time for all

Tucumcari put on a great show for visitors on Saturday. And visitors we had. There were the 70-plus bicycle riders from out of town who rode in the second annual Wheels on Fire 100 race or ride,...

 
 By Rube Render    Opinion    October 4, 2017

Two players know respect for anthem

One of the things I miss about active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps is the traditional respect accorded the National Ensign. The Colors ceremony is...

 

Only God's counsel leads to salvation

I get the most out of sermons when I take notes and can check up later on things that are especially helpful or don’t sound right. So, I highly recommend it to others. During one recent sermon, our...

 

Science standard changes a mistake, bad for business

Many in New Mexico — home to three research universities, three national labs and a penchant for attracting high-tech companies — are aghast that their Public Education Department plans to veer...

 

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