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Thanksgiving quiz chance to honor holiday heritage

Because of the pandemic, this Thanksgiving will be different than most, but it will still include many familial and national traditions. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    November 25, 2020 

Democracy put in danger in 2020

The last time our election results were as fraught as they are today was in 1877, when a candidate who lost the popular vote in 1876 won the election quite literally by an act of Congress. Of the four...

 

Holiday rules stupid, unscientific

Californians have suffered greatly in our crazy war against the China virus. Our economy is a wreck. Restaurants are dying off by the hundreds. Schools are half closed. Disneyland is a ghost town....

 

Count your blessings and be thankful

America celebrates Thanksgiving this week. With COVID-19 and all the unrest that’s taken place this year, many may feel they have little or nothing to be thankful for, especially because we’re...

 

Lord's mercy still abundant

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.” — Psalm 51:1 Almost a...

 

Vaccine not the end, but there is hope

Finally ... some much-needed good news in the battle against the coronavirus. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. announced last week that its COVID-19 vaccine showed an astounding 90% effectiveness...

 

Nobody sure on shutdown question

In theory, there is a point where the economic impact of shutting down for the coronavirus is greater than the impact of the virus in terms of lives lost and reduction in quality of life. Where that...

 

China should pay price for virus

Our politicians and leaders still don’t get it. They don’t seem to understand — or care — that China has already declared World War III. The Communist Party thugs who rule China with a heavy...

 

Celebrate peace, national and spiritual

This Wednesday is Veterans Day. While veterans are specially honored on Nov. 11, they should be honored at all times. So, thank you multiplied times over, American veterans, for serving our nation to...

 

Workers, clerks get credit for smooth election

When Americans woke up last Wednesday, they still weren't sure who had won the presidential election as ballots were still being tabulated in several pivotal states. But New Mexico was not one of...

 

Networks practice science, statistics

Watching the election returns trickle in as vote counts drag on is like waiting for a root canal to be over even with two people and four hands working as fast as care allows on a tooth the size of...

 

Plenty of ways to thank a veteran

Honor, dedication, sacrifice and trust are a few words that come to mind when you think about someone who has given so much for not only people they know and love but for millions of other they have...

 

The kingdom is in the world

The idea that when Jesus showed up on the Earth, he brought the kingdom of God with him, is oddly controversial, even among Christians who say...

 

Even science is saying to let kids play

With its lethal potential, the coronavirus has injected itself into almost every facet of our lives the past seven months. And the efforts to combat it have triggered no end of arguments over...

 

No predictions, just two brief columns

With the image dancing in my head of a triumphant Harry Truman holding up the newspaper headline “Dewey Defeats Truman” after he defeated Dewey, I refrain from predictions. So I am writing two...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    November 4, 2020

Biden plan assault on common sense

Joe Biden wants to take one of the great American success stories of the past several decades and drive it into the ground. He would turn his back on the stupendous wealth represented by proven...

 

Jesus can help carry you through scary times

We’re in some very scary times, but they have little to do with Halloween other than changing how we’re celebrating it this year. Hopefully, that’ll be temporary and the effects of COVID-19...

 

Settlement doesn't make up for harm

The prescription opioid crisis that has taken well over 100,000 American lives and ruined hundreds of thousands more wasn’t just an accident of time or the byproduct of a dysfunctional society. It...

 

I, too, suffer from COVID-19 fatigue

I confess that I suffer from COVID-19 fatigue. COVID-19 fatigue is just being fed up with the masking, the distancing, the constant hand-washing, the closings and the cancellations that preventing...

 

Trump tough, on target, presidential

Listen before you speak. My mother Jane Wyman taught me that sensible lesson a long, long time ago. And based on his fine performance at the second presidential debate on Thursday night, it looks...

 

Triumphal Christian faith defended

If it please the court, I rise in defense of “triumphalism.” This has been a term of ridicule within Christianity for a quite a while. The too-triumphant man is a fool. He is, in the immortal...

 

Letter to the editor - Oct. 21

Administration has done harm The scientists have been telling us for some time what pollution by fossil fuels is going to do to our world. Global warming is here and growing faster than scientists pre...

 

Best government secures blessings of liberty for all

Longtime readers have seen this editorial before, so please excuse the repetition. But it’s important: Our newspaper does not endorse political candidates. That’s primarily because few reflect...

 

Quiet races aren't insignificant

If you get your news from New Mexico commercial TV, you would think there are two U.S. congressional races in the state, not including the one in the Third Congressional District that includes Quay Co...

 

Look back at first woman on court

Watching the Senate confirmation hearing of Amy Coney Barrett reminded me of the promise my father made to my sister Maureen to put the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. It's a great piece of...

 

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