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Being thankful for spiritual blessings

Thanksgiving reminds of our bounteous natural resources, our society’s diversity and the faith-based principles upon which our nation was founded. These have led to our great success as a nation...

 

Being thankful for spiritual blessings

Thanksgiving reminds of our bounteous natural resources, our society’s diversity and the faith-based principles upon which our nation was founded. These have led to our great success as a nation...

 

Journalism act protects quality news, competition

The powers that Google and Facebook have over economic and political power in society – especially over the news industry—has caught the attention of lawmakers in Washington, DC. After a close...

 

US caught up in 'cold civil war'

After World War II, the American and Soviet governments entangled themselves in what became known as “the Cold War.” They lied about each other (and told some uncomfortable truths), used dirty tri...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    November 23, 2022 

Thanksgiving feast for body, soul

If you ask me, Thanksgiving is better than Christmas, for a whole host of practical, spiritual and personal reasons. For one thing, it hasn’t been commercialized the way the Yuletide has. Black...

 

See the signs, change your mind

The Bible says a lot about prayer. Many other books have been written, talking about what the Bible says about prayer. Space would fail me here to scratch the surface of the topic. I’m not even...

 
 By PETA    Opinion    November 16, 2022

Biden has chance to point groups toward more ethical testing

There is no love lost between Anthony Fauci and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA repeatedly objected to the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...

 

Libertarians aren't splitting vote

After the election, I saw a few bitter Republicans on social media blaming the failure of Republican candidates to get elected -- the fizzled “red wave” -- on libertarians. It’s a silly...

 

Election proves democracy strong

Did America’s fever just break? Last week’s general election provided strong evidence that democracy remains strong in our nation, as just about all those who lost their respective elections...

 

Not-so-hidden treasures of the Bible

Previously, I’ve written that I tried to keep my little stretch of road clean by picking up the trash a couple of times each year. So, I developed a keen eye for trash. Even a small piece sticks...

 
 By Stan Hartt    Opinion    November 9, 2022

Best days still coming for Tucumcari

I found myself in Tucumcari at the very beginning of 2021, having decided to leave Albuquerque, but unsure of how the next part of my life should go. I had wandered between Las Cruces and Amarillo,...

 

Alaska voting system could change the structure of elections

For a nation torn apart politically, a cure is emerging, of all places, in Alaska. On Tuesday, voters in the 49th state went to the polls to elect a U.S. senator and representative in a new way. The...

 

Don't base your life on politicians

Why would anyone bother confronting politicians? Do they really believe politicians matter in their daily life? You protect your rights by exercising them -- by putting them into practice -- not by be...

 

Searching for reason for optimism

Sometimes I feel like an optimist in search of a reason to still feel that way. I want to believe in what’s good about this world, but writing about the issues of our time can be depressing. I’m...

 

There is nothing new under the sun

I’d like you to meet my friend, Herman. He’s super nice. He mows his lawn. He waves when he sees you out and about. He watches the news, at least until it makes him want to throw a brick through...

 

Vigilance needed against antisemitic views and ideas

Thursday was the fourth October 27th since the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill, and antisemitism is in the news once again. We are reminded that hatred of the...

 

Promises of politicians impossible

Politicians are always promising to do things politicians can’t do. Either they believe they are magic, or they want you to believe they are. Sometimes they promise things they can’t legally do...

 

Election season has me in a funk

All year long, I’ve had a hard time getting excited about this election year. I’m just not into it this time around. This isn’t normal for me. For decades, I’ve told people that “politics...

 

Finding my roots already planted in Tucumcari

I blinked, and it’s November. Along with our usual flurry of activity with jobs and life and an eclectic crew of animals, my husband Wayne and I have had the added joy of serving as commissioned...

 

Doing will of God protects you from falling away

We’re now about mid-autumn, which is also called fall. Autumn is from the Latin word “autumnus,” which likely came from a pre-Latin word meaning “increasing,” possibly referring to the...

 

Anti-donation clause important protection

There are numerous important issues on New Mexicans’ ballots as early voting has begun. Amendment 2 has not received the same attention as Amendment 1, which relates to pre-K and early childhood...

 

Swapping politicians pointless change

It might surprise you to learn this, but I don’t like change. Well, that’s not completely accurate: I don’t like pointless change. I have tolerated uncomfortable situations simply to avoid the...

 

Continued filming of 'Rust' disrespectful

I was disappointed to learn that filmmakers plan to resume production on “Rust,” and urge state regulators to keep a much closer eye on that set this time. I can’t imagine why anybody would...

 

Fear a deadly challenge to faith

The No. 1 challenge facing Christianity in America is fear. This also happens to be the No. 1 challenge facing America in general. Fearful people do things that are especially deadly to New Testament...

 

Jones verdict sends message to hucksters

It’s unfortunate that the families of Sandy Hook probably won’t actually get anything close to the nearly $1 billion that a Connecticut jury assessed last week against right-wing conspiracy...

 

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