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Control of public square by social media troubling

Most rational people could quickly stipulate Alex Jones is a conspiracy nut, Milo Yianopolous is a provocateur who solicited neo-Nazi and white supremacist figures for feedback and story ideas and...

 

NMAA within rights to shut down contest

Any parent whose child competes at anything knows the feeling: the stomach-clenching anxiety, the blood-boiling righteous indignation when you feel your kid was robbed — likely outstripping the leve...

 

Enforcement major issue with gun law

An informed observer could have spotted this showdown a mile away. Democrats took the New Mexico House of Representatives and the Governor’s Office, bolstering the majority they already had in the s...

 

Udall's presence in delegation will be missed

It’s hard to imagine New Mexico without Tom Udall in elected office. Nearly 30 years have passed since the now-70-year-old was first voted in as New Mexico’s attorney general. He went on to win a...

 

Prescription drug promise needs keeping

The partial federal government shutdown has been the main focus in Washington over the past few weeks. President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats have struggled to reach an agreement over the...

 

US needs to act, not pontificate, on immigration

As the stalemate and partial government shutdown over $5 billion for a border wall/fence/barrier grinds on, the tragedies associated with illegal immigration continue to mount. Unfortunately, both...

 

New government has plenty of work in 2019

Out with the old, in with the new is the theme each New Year’s. Nowhere is that more true than in New Mexico as 2018 ends and 2019 begins. With the beginning of the new year, New Mexico will be...

 

Crime bill must be balanced, thought out

The 60-day legislative session in Santa Fe is still a few weeks away, but lawmakers are already crafting laws New Mexico residents will need to keep an eye on. Among the proposed bills is a massive ...

 

Time to work on fix for partisan judiciary election

Toxic politics have been around forever, and there certainly is no shortage today. But for the last two decades, the New Mexico judiciary has been mostly free of this scourge, thanks to a...

 

Pearce's dollars for 2018 need judge's ruling

We thought a federal court settled it in 1996. Or that the N.M. Secretary of State’s Office did last year. So why is it taking so long to get an answer in 2017? U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, a...

 

Editorial: Country's leaders playing dangerous game

One thing all sides appear to agree on is that sequestration, like the use of nuclear weapons, was never supposed to happen. The word sequestration entered today's popular lexicon during the summer... Full story

 

Spaceport investment not paying off

It's located in the southern New Mexico desert, far from most New Mexicans' homes, but its $209 million taxpayer-funded price tag should keep it close to the front of voters' and legislators' minds....

 

Editorial: New technology will aid cancer treatments

The University of New Mexico Cancer Center is adding a new tool to its kit to diagnose and fight cancer. This fall the center will be among the first of a small number of sites worldwide to acquire a...

 

Editorial: DWI laws need to be enforced, not increased

What happened to Aileen Smith as she drove through New Mexico on one of the happiest journeys in a woman's life is a mind-numbing tragedy. But adding to the state's DWI laws in the name of getting...

 

Editorial: Tenth Circuit model of fiscal responsibility

Shame on the Department of Veterans Affairs for drawing a cloud of suspicion over what should be an honored organization that serves our military men and women. And kudos to the Tenth Circuit Court... Full story

 

Editorial: State needs better oversight over agencies

A potential financial quagmire at the New Mexico Finance Authority, brought to light by a fraudulent 2011 audit report, has spurred concern about oversight of quasi-governmental agencies. Discovery...

 

Editorial: N.M. scientists' work should be applauded

If you needed further proof that New Mexico is a hotbed for scientific research, here it is. This week six researchers with New Mexico ties will be among 96 U.S. researchers to receive the 2011...

 

Editorial: Quick sale may not be in state's best interest

At first blush, it might sound like a good idea to unload the state's supercomputer, Encanto, as a symbol of Gov. Bill Richardson-era excess, a la the state jet. After all, it supposedly can't pay...

 

Editorial: Security leaks should be investigated

The White House is a busy place, what with compiling that "kill list" for terrorists and developing a cyberweapons strategy against Iran. So is the Justice Department, what with flirting with being... Full story

 

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