Leave politics out of climate debate

Freedom Newspapers A consortium of national scientific academies has scolded the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for down-playing uncertainties about global warming, failing to point out when its claims of catastrophe were based on weak evidence and misrepresenting some findings as peer-reviewed by scientists, when they weren’t.

Facts show U.S. immigration fears unfounded

Politics often involves a tug-of-war between perception and fact. One of the most obvious cases involves the insinuation that “illegals” are swarming across our southern border and putting the entire nation at risk. Of course, “illegals” could be harmless immigrants just looking for a way to feed their families, or sophisticated gangsters armed to the […]

Rooting for underdogs favorite pastime

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist In the fall of 2008, before the election, as the recession crashed down around us, I gave up on politics. It appeared that no one on either side, on Wall Street, in Detroit or in the media had a clue. It was like listening to a basket of turkeys expounding […]

Sutherland says he was surpised by commission’s contract termination

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Chelle Delaney Former Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland said Friday he was surprised by the City Commission’s 3-2 vote to terminate his contract at Thursday night’s meeting. “It’s the give and take of politics,” Sutherland said. “At some point politics turns a certain way and you just have to live with it. I don’t know […]

Polls add confusion, division to politics

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Poll-itics — no that’s not a typo. To add to our confusion about

Politics in the classroom get a low grade

By Lnn Moncus Some of us have been following the grade-changing incident in the large city in our state and have hoped that many people will be made aware of what can happen when politics get in the way of education. Having endured a similar experience while teaching down south, I have been particularly interested […]

Senator Quay has interesting history

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Even those who live in Quay County may not be aware the term “Quayism” exists. No, it does not mean full of motels, grassland and ranchers and snaked by Route 66. Quayism is synonymous with “shrewd or even ruthless,” according to the Web site bookrags.com, and it was a […]