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 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    April 21, 2021 

Ancient Israel was open to migrants

In my last column, I said the Bible’s attitude toward the “alien” or immigrant is univocal. We are to love him as ourselves, and treat him as a...

 

Capitol Police reforms require bipartisan look

It long has been clear that Capitol Police were woefully unprepared for the Jan. 6 assault on Congress by rampaging supporters of then-President Donald Trump, who were bent on overturning the results...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 21, 2021 

Removing cost devalues college

Beyond basic skills and exposure to the required amount of shared knowledge in history and citizenship, education should be something worked for and prized. Making it free, I think, reduces its...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 21, 2021 

DeSantis: what post-Trump GOP should be

If Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ever sets up a presidential exploratory committee, it should have to disclose an enormous in-kind contribution from CBS News. The recent “60 Minutes” segment alleging...

 

What's in your hands?

We worshiped out of town on Easter Sunday and, although the Jesus’ resurrection wasn’t the focus of the sermon, that’s always the basis for gatherings of Christians on every first day of the wee...

 

Let's play ball, and keep game free from politics

Major League Baseball has decided it won’t play its annual all-star game in Atlanta this summer. That’s because, it alleges, Georgia lawmakers are engaged in voter suppression. Texas Gov. Greg...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 14, 2021

Hope wiser heads lead GOP again

Ex-president Donald Trump’s influence over the disturbing 70-plus million people who voted for him is still powerful. It is disturbing because the party Trump hijacked, the Republicans, now...

 

Georgia voting laws no 'Jim Crow'

Will someone please lend President Biden a history book? He thinks Georgia’s new voting integrity law is “Jim Crow on steroids.” And Georgia’s pretend ex-governor Stacey Abrams says it’s ...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Love the foreigner as yourself

Immigration is a big news item, as we find ourselves still dealing with “kids in cages” on our Southern border. My conservative friends blame...

 
 By David Stevens    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Let's hope cannabis legislation gateway to more freedom

By this time next year, pot will be legal and openly for sale across New Mexico. The Legislature approved cannabis legislation in a special session last week and the governor is expected to sign it...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Some reservations about marijuana

Yay. That’s about as much enthusiasm as I can drum up for New Mexico’s legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults. If the Legislature had rejected the proposal so important to Gov....

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Word 'trillion' defining Biden era

So far, the defining word of the Biden era is “trillion.” The Joe Biden who portrayed himself as a moderate, old school, bipartisan dealmaker during the presidential campaign is now a distant...

 

Looking at the truth of Jesus' resurrection

At Christmastime a couple of years ago, I wrote about Jesus’ virgin birth as a matter of truth stranger than fiction. The Bible clearly states Mary was a virgin, as prophesied long before Jesus was...

 

Immigrant workers need protections

Last year, grocery stores might have run out of toilet paper, but the domestic food supply remained strong. Farmworkers, many of them immigrants who entered the country illegally, harvested fruits...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Qualified immunity should stay

It is a valid question whether the civil rights bill the New Mexico Legislature passed in the usual flurry of legislation before its March 20 close protects individual rights or serves as a full-emplo...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Overturning election partisan travesty

Well, the principled stand Democrats took against Congress trying to overturn duly certified elections lasted all of a month or two. After rightly excoriating their Republican colleagues for...

 

Equality Act a teaching opportunity

The Equality Act is making its way through Congress. I think it will become law. This will expand the scope of current anti-discrimination rules, to...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 24, 2021

Flat wage increase won't work

I was opposed to attaching a national $15 minimum wage to the COVID-19 bill that President Joe Biden signed into law on March 11. I am still opposed to a national $15 minimum wage. I am in favor of...

 

Biden's first 60 days a disaster

I can hardly wait to see how President Biden’s second 100 days in office go. So far he’s ripped up Trump’s successful immigration policy by the roots, stopped work on the wall and created a...

 
 By Taos News    Opinion    March 24, 2021

Sports' return big deal for more than just athletes

Well, the weather is warming up, vaccines are getting into arms, and sports are once again making their way into our collective minds. For pro athletes, sports never really left, just modified a...

 

Best to keep natural landmark intact

I would like to express my appreciation to the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board for its decision not to support the proposal to spell out TUCUMCARI in giant letters across the north face of...

 

A look back at St. Patrick

While my surname is French Canadian, my maternal side is Scotch-Irish and today, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day. The tradition of St. Patrick’s Day goes back to the 400s AD when Patrick began evan...

 
 By Ken Paulson    Opinion    March 17, 2021

Open records, meetings essential to ensuring an honest government

When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.” That’s human nature, particularly for officials in the public eye who may have to run for office again. No one...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 17, 2021

Appreciating my sense of smell more

I still haven’t recovered much of my sense of smell since having COVID-19, but I find I can live with limits on the sniffer, even if I can’t fully enjoy corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 17, 2021

COVID relief bill shrewd politics

Joe Biden has signed what may well end up being the biggest accomplishment of his presidency, an enormous $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. With his other priorities likely to molder in the Senate,...

 

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