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Mueller right man for Trump investigation

Some sanity was injected into the political hysteria engulfing Washington, D.C., last week when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein selected former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 24, 2017 

Journalists truly a special breed

Tara Swart, a brain scientist with business savvy, has officially told journalists they don’t treat themselves right. Further, she says, because of their self-neglect, journalists score lower than...

 
 By Rube Render    Opinion    May 24, 2017 

Let's review 2016 presidential election

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was fond of saying there are known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns. It’s time to review...

 

Render: It's not OK when Trump does it

One of the few politicians, political operatives, reporters or pundits in Washington, D.C., who has a firm grasp on what it means to serve at the pleasure of the president is former director of the...

 

Hansen: Advice to grads: Try hard

At this time of graduations and hopeful, forward-looking young faces, I’m going to tell a failure story. I have a master of business administration degree. MBAs used to be a ticket to success in...

 

Health care solutions up for debate

It was always going to be easier to talk about “repeal and replace” of the ailing Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, than to do it, but House Republicans, at the urging of President Trump, have...

 

Letter to the editor - May 17

Rube Render’s column in which he alleged scientists have failed in their obligations did a poor job backing up his allegations. He picked out two instances in which two different scientist gave...

 

The real work is still to come; maintain your working faith

School will be out in Tucumcari this week and high school graduation will take place. So first, please watch out for all the youngsters who’ll be out enjoying the extra time they have. Besides...

 

Soda tax won't deter obesity, sugar habits

Santa Fe voters turned out in record numbers last week and soundly defeated a proposed 2-cents-per-ounce tax on sugary soft drinks that Mayor Javier Gonzales hoped would put an extra 1,000 kids in...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 10, 2017

Nation built on individual rights

President Donald Trump signed an order Thursday that effectively overturns a law prohibiting tax-exempt organizations from political activities for or against individual political candidates. The chie...

 
 By Rube Render    Opinion    May 10, 2017

Social justice warriors short-sighted

Democrats have long campaigned for public office on the divisive issue of group victimhood. There is no doubt that the election of Barack Obama as...

 

Food worker deserves reward for suspect tip

If they aren’t already in the process, the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and U.S. Marshals Service should give the McDonald’s worker — who identified the man wanted...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 3, 2017

DOE silence on boreholes fishy

I think I said I wasn't going to write about the Nara Visa borehole project again, but I'm going to anyway. The lesson from the borehole project's sponsor has been how to shoot yourself in the foot....

 
 By Rube Render    Opinion    May 3, 2017

Open letter to Trump noteworthy

There are many “open letters to Donald Trump” written from such notables as Bill Nye (The Science Guy), consumer advocate and political activist...

 

Don't let faith blow around like a cap in wind

By now, you probably don’t remember those very windy days on March 23 and 24, especially because it’s been pretty windy since then. Our grandson was out playing after school on March 23 and his ca...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    May 3, 2017

Borehole drilling hits grassroots opposition

There’s an issue rising to the surface in New Mexico over some boreholes the Department of Energy wants to drill. A lot of people in some very rural areas are saying no. It pertains to nuclear...

 

There's reason to be skeptical of DOE project

By tabling a vote on whether they will support a U.S. Department of Energy plan to drill a 3-mile-deep borehole on private property to test the feasibility of burying nuclear waste in deep wells,...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 26, 2017

Passion is cultivated, not followed

Some say you should work in an area that you are passionate about. Others say that’s a lot of landfill fodder. When I was a teacher, I used to encourage students to pursue passions first. They were...

 
 By Rube Render    Opinion    April 26, 2017

Science has failed in obligations

Once upon a time the earth was flat. Or at least this was the scientific consensus at the time. Einstein’s theory of relativity is grounded in part...

 

Learn of the early church, that worshiped on the first day

Last Sunday many congregations, including ours, sang the much-loved song written in 1874 by Robert Lowry, “Christ Arose,” also known as “Low in the Grave He Lay.” This song tells of the...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 19, 2017

President's tax return not the real issue

On Easter Sunday, the world was holding its breath as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea and the Syrian conflict stood to blow up. Congress may be again be careening toward a government...

 
 By Rube Render    Opinion    April 19, 2017

Limitation equals misinformation

One of the reasons I dislike Twitter is that one is limited to 140 characters per tweet. This caused President Trump to tweet, “Terrible! Just...

 

It's never wrong to stand up for individual rights

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, and its predecessors, have been trying for decades to build a water pipeline from Ute Lake to the Clovis-Portales area. Millions of dollars have already...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Nothing to add on uneventful week

I am writing this column in a state of writer’s block. Writer’s block occurs when a writer can’t think of anything to write about. If you’re not a writer, you don’t get writer’s block. If...

 
 By Rube Render    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Nuclear option out if they play nice

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decided to trigger a partial nuclear option in 2013. He said the unprecedented move was necessary to fix a broken sy...

 

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