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Good news - cancer rates on the decline

Cancer remains a dreaded diagnosis, but there’s heartening news. America is showing great progress against some of the most deadly forms of the disease, particularly lung cancer and the aggressive...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    January 15, 2020 

Hoping voters can see past PR

I used to work in public relations, even getting myself designated an APR — Accredited Public Relations — that required spending a day taking written tests and a 20-minute oral exam. A public...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    January 15, 2020 

A lot on plate for legislative session

Here we are again, about to enter into the abyss of a 30-day legislative session. It’ll be one of the fun ones, when lawmakers will get to spend-spend-spend. It must be refreshing for legislators...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    January 15, 2020 

God really does care about the game

Today, I rise in defense of the idea that God does indeed care who wins the football game. It’s not that God has a favorite team. It’s not that...

 

Expungement statute takes things too far

New Mexico’s sweeping new law allowing expungement of criminal records in a plethora of cases has been described as “one of the broadest record-closing authorities in the nation.” Indeed, the...

 

Turn 'OK boomer' into compliment

Young people have been dismissing us older folks over the past year by sneering “OK boomer” at us. Kids these days. They don’t even learn grammar. The right way to phrase that sneer is “OK,...

 

Letters to the editor - Jan. 8

Waiting for Republicans to wake up Michael Reagan’s column, “Dems lowering bar on impeachment,” reveals that he believes in facts the same as most Senate Republicans. He blames the “liberal me...

 

Time for preventative control of weeds of sin

“No more let sin and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground!” — verse from the hymn “Joy to the World” Quay County is infested with goatheads and sandburs that are moved around on tires...

 

Victory of Jesus explains everything

The New Testament quotes one Old Testament verse more than any other. It is Psalm 110:1, which says, “The Lord says to my Lord: ‘Sit at my right...

 

Ruling enforces New Mexico's sunshine laws

New Mexicans received an early holiday present as the New Mexico Supreme Court declined to review the strong Court of Appeals and District Court decisions in the Corizon Health case, enforcing the sta...

 

Taking shot at new year predictions

Happy New Year! The fact that today begins year 2020 makes one think in visionary terms. With that in mind, I will venture some predictions. The first: By the time next year rolls around, I will have...

 

Truth of the virgin birth

I was working on an article about truth being stranger than fiction with a few real life examples when I realized that my next article would come out right at Christmas Day. So, thinking quickly as...

 

Impeachment process should move along

We reckon that what you think about the impeachment of President Donald Trump is influenced greatly by your opinion of the man and his leadership capacity. If you previously were inclined to oppose...

 

Celebrating best of human nature

Today is Christmas, the date on the calendar when we celebrate the earthly birth of Jesus Christ and the best of human nature. Exactly two months ago, on Oct. 25, an Amarillo couple experienced sort...

 

Dems continue getting nowhere

Did anyone else not watch the Democrat presidential debate on TV Thursday night? I thought so. After three months of watching Saint Nancy Pelosi and her House Democrats stage their solemn impeachment...

 

Public protest means chance of being seen

As politicians, talking heads and mixed media continue to pronounce newspapers dead, a student newspaper at Northwestern University in Illinois tried to push that narrative along recently because of...

 

Couple of questions for officials

By the time this column publishes, President Donald Trump will, in all likelihood, be impeached. In other words, formal charges will be filed against him by the U.S. House of Representatives to be...

 

Dems lowering bar on impeachment

Forget the phony solemnity about the Constitution and the rule of law. Forget the malarkey about the president committing high crimes and misdemeanors. We all know the real reasons Democrats are...

 

Kingdom greatness is not at the top

The 12 disciples of Jesus were men obsessed with power, at least initially. This is no insult, but merely a summary of the available data. The...

 

Medical data sharing is a privacy violation

Few things are more private than a person’s medical history. Yet without the consent of patients or their doctors, America’s second-largest health care system and Google are cooperating to share...

 

Outside help needed for streets

At the workshop before the Thursday meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission, Ralph Lopez, a project manager in the city’s Community Development Department, announced it costs $138,835 per city...

 

Education reforms moving forward

Impeach! Impeach! Impeach! Removing Donald Trump from office before he can get re-elected is the only thing in Washington that Democrats and the national media really care about. But while Thelma...

 

Be ready for Jesus' coming

There are fewer than 14 shopping days left before Christmas! Are you ready? I am — that is, if a replacement present arrives in time. You see, I had my wife’s present delivered well ahead of...

 

Non-confidential info in shooting should be released

Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales is either determined to cover up the actions of his department in the tragic shooting death of Elisha Lucero as long as he possibly can — or maybe he’s...

 

Green Act is shamelessly greedy

In a mad dash to expand all their favorite “green” cash grabs before the end of the year, House Democrats have published their most bloated smash and grab yet. They call it the Green Act, but a...

 

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