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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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story

 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    May 9, 2018

'King of Kings' applies here and now

Decades ago, I was involved with a movement called, The March for Jesus. The idea was that Christians across the nation would gather locally and... Full story


Criminals who've paid debt to society deserve right to vote

Nothing is as offensive to democracy as an abuse of political power for which there appears to be no remedy, even under the Constitution. That’s the indefensible situation in Florida today under a...

 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 2, 2018

Rather have unfashionable sedan

Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of ticky tacky ... Little boxes all the same. — Malvina Reynolds When Pete Seeger recorded this song in 1963, it applied to housing developments in...


The Lord hears every mayday call

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Today is May 2, and 2018 is one-third over! How time flies whether or not you’re having fun! May Day, usually celebrated on May 1st, is an ancient northern hemisphere spring...


Rainy day fund best place for excess revenue

After two years of belt tightening and difficult austerity measures implemented to plug nine-figure holes and balance the state budget, revenues for New Mexico are once again soaring. Revenue for the... Full story

 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 25, 2018

Tiny England queen of recycline

Great Britain is one-third the size of Texas, but contains more than twice Texas’ population. That might explain why Texans think everything should be big, whereas the English think compact, or so i...


Start Bible reading with quick tips

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of...


Letter to the editor - April 25

If Trump's selling it, don't buy it Our country is great because we are a nation of laws. In theory no one is above the law. The Justice Department was established to see that laws are followed....


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