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The long and the short of it

America has often just accepted what’s said on the news as fact and we’ve forwarded emails and social media statements as fact without verifying the source. Now, because we’ve become concerned...

 

OMI notification system in need of revamping

A year ago, the state Office of the Medical Investigator issued an apology for waiting five months to notify family members that their loved one had died. “The OMI system failed,” the agency...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    July 11, 2018 

Tariffs could hurt state in long run

Ranked at 46th among states in exports, New Mexico still has a stake in trade wars against friends and foes, which seems to be a goal of President Donald Trump. Trump still thinks global trade is a...

 

Pot changes could do some bipartisan good

The recently released list of Texas Republicans’ biggest legislative priorities was largely expected — except for that surprising bit about weed. Decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana and imp...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    July 4, 2018

Dems should play hand they're dealt

OK. President Donald Trump gets another U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Guess what? He or she will be a conservative. The majorities vary between the U.S. House of Representative and the U.S. Senate, but...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    July 4, 2018

Christians should defend freedom

1 Corinthians 7:23 says, “You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants [or, slaves] of men.” The first half refers to the sacrifice of...

 

Huntington right about 'white nativists'

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who led the short-lived national embarrassment that was President Donald Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity, suffered his own dual major embarrassment...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 27, 2018

This country already best on earth

It would be useless to add my voice to the protests against the unconscionable separating of parents and children at the U.S. border in the name of cracking down on illegal immigration. With that...

 

Thank Sessions for unwittingly aiding pot effort

Good job, Jeff Sessions. It seems the attorney general’s misguided attempts to revive the unpopular and unjust federal war on marijuana may be having the exact opposite effect — prompting a new...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 20, 2018

Biases against Trump not political

I don’t know what to make of the Horowitz report, which President Donald Trump hoped would show that Hillary Clinton was a criminal and the FBI was biased, and therefore, his campaign did not...

 

Letters to the editor - June 20

Republican majority will mean swift death to needed healthcare The coming midterm elections should not be promoted as conservative vs. liberals, or Republicans vs. Democrats, but as life or death for...

 

Citizens must demand better public behavior

Just when you think the level of discourse and civility in this country can’t get any lower, you are proven wrong — as illustrated by two stories that have competed for headlines this month. The...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 13, 2018

May best win new 'jungle primaries'

California calls it a “jungle primary.” There, you don’t declare a party, you just come out and vote. So the law of the jungle applies. You get the most votes or the second-most, or you’re...

 

Abbott deserves credit for action after shooting

In the melee that is the debate over mass shootings, we can’t help but return to a singular thought: There are a great many reforms that could make a meaningful difference and win broad support, if...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Barr, Bee insults hard to forgive

Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee both delivered nearly unforgivable insults last week... One resulted in cancellation of a hit TV series; the other, an apology that was deemed sufficient. Barr tweeted...

 

NFL anthem rule bars freedom of dissent, protest

The NFL always has been averse to off-the-field controversy. But the league came up short last week when it altered its national anthem policy to try to defuse an issue that dogged it last fall. Some...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 30, 2018

Electric guitar mature, not dying

Debate has been raging since last year about whether the electric guitar is dying. As a musician with a long history of playing rock, this is a serious issue to me and, according to the Washington Pos...

 

Aim for perfection

About two months ago (Quay County Sun, March 21), I stated that, while Jesus makes us perfect, we still have individual responsibility in attaining our perfection (Matthew 5:48). Along the thought...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    May 23, 2018

Render to God what belongs to him

Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Mark 12:17) If I had a nickel for...

 

Immigration laws should be focused on violent criminals

This is the undocumented immigrant our nation should welcome: the Lawrence, Kansas, chemist whom immigration officials attempted to deport this year, much to the dismay of his family, neighbors and...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 23, 2018

I'll miss literary master Tom Wolfe

“Heeeeeee-wack!” That was the sound of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s circular bed in rotation as described by Tom Wolfe, who died last week at the age of 88. Wolfe was one of the pioneers who in...

 

Many years later, Marx a catalyst for capitalism

In many places, the name of Karl Marx evokes the same response as the name of John Wayne Gacy: anger, disgust and resentment. The German economist and philosopher who helped to inspire communism is...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 16, 2018

Media should be fair to Trump, too

How do you know you’re reading news and not propaganda? If it sounds too good or evil to be true, it’s probably propaganda. If it is important and urgent, you’re probably going to see it in...

 

Navajo Nation's come long way since Long Walk

The Navajo Nation is commemorating an important milestone this year, the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of 1868 and the return of the Diné people to their ancestral homeland. From 1863 through...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Trump isn't wrong all the time

I’ve got to admit that as much as I dislike having Donald Trump as my president, some good is likely to come out of his presidency. He just might pull off a real settlement with Kim Jong Un that...

 

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