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Looking at Samhain vs. Halloween

Samhain was an important ancient Celtic religious festival because it was believed the pagan gods became visible to humans that day and played many tricks on their worshipers who were fearful and...

 

Vaccine mandate interferes with employers' decisions

Weeks after President Joe Biden announced his decree that roughly 80 million workers would need to get the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing, many details of that order are still unknown. Business gr...

 
 By Walt Rubel    Opinion    October 27, 2021 

NM will always have power imbalance

State Treasurer Tim Eichenberg has apparently decided that if the weak and subservient New Mexico Legislature will not stand up for itself, he’ll do it for them. Eichenberg, who previously served in...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    October 27, 2021 

Being productive noble thing to do

Since this pandemic has upset the economic applecart and challenged the actual value of work, maybe we should consider some radical new ideas about how to compensate people. So, after being...

 

Real life never free of risk

God commands me to love my neighbor. I am not, however, commanded to put any effort into making my neighbor's life risk-free. Biblical love does not...

 

Letter to the editor - Oct. 20

Governor should join in making proclamation Since 1955, U.S. presidents have proclaimed Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week, a time to remind all Americans of the important part the Constitution plays...

 

Facts-based journalism still has value

Journalism is a high calling. We’re not too meek to proclaim that. And our profession’s current chapter of disruption and misinformation hasn’t changed that truth. That’s why we’re...

 

Elected officials exploiting death

In less than three months, Jan. 6 will be upon us again. You remember Jan. 6, the day the news media report as the deadliest insurrection since the...

 

NM celebrates multiculturalism

In 2020, the frontline in “the battle for the soul of America” was the election between Joe Biden, who spoke of that battle many times, and Donald Trump, who spoke about how it was all rigged....

 

Don't give up on church attendance

Winston Churchill said we should, “never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense.” Giving in often leads to giving up. Our recently retired preacher taught from the Book of...

 

Dems should be more prudent with spending

As they prepare to spend $1.2 trillion on a bipartisan infrastructure deal, along with a vastly larger sum on a party-line social-policy bill, Democrats might be expected to defend their ambitions on...

 
 By Walt Rubel    Opinion    October 13, 2021

Voting has power to shape decisions

Every four years, Americans flock to the polls in droves to elect a new president. Last year, more than 155 million people cast their ballots, most of them just happy that the campaign was finally...

 

Progress should be for greater good

“Progress” is a word liberals grabbed to avoid the “liberal” label that those on the right have soiled so effectively. Feel free to call me either; better that than to embrace the stagnation...

 

Advance in this critical season

We’ve begun a new series at our church, preaching through the Psalms. It’s a good time to come and get in on the ground floor. Last Sunday we walk...

 

Audit will only encourage lies and disruption

Thoughtful news consumers might have read last month’s announcement of an audit of the 2020 election results in four Texas counties and pondered its purpose. Why would former President Donald Trump...

 

Helps to put human face on crime issue

The other day I attended a special meeting on crime. I came away thinking that we’re actually making progress. I say that despite reports that show a sharp increase in violent crime these days. FBI...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    October 6, 2021

Del Rio lie more useful than what really happened

How does a stupid and ridiculous lie come to be embraced and promulgated by top officials of the United States government? Well, as it turns out, it’s easy. You start with an easily misinterpreted...

 

When misery doesn't love company

My Sept. 15 Quay County Sun article was titled, “When misery loves company.” While the term usually means that people feeling down want to be around others who also are depressed for mutual consol...

 

Must be better way to catch tax evasion

President Joe Biden’s administration says the intention for proposing a controversial plan to monitor private bank accounts is to catch tax cheats. But when looking at the actual language of the pro...

 

Youths can change vaccination trend

Youth is often a time of awakening and engagement with social movements. From the civil rights movement of the 20th Century to climate change and racial equality movements of today, young people have...

 

Take elections away from politicians

I remember an old poster from my college days that asked, “What if they gave a war and nobody came?” That’s kind of what happened Sept. 18 in Washington D.C. Capitol Police who survived the...

 

Don't be such a Boromir

In the movie “The Fellowship of the Ring,” a fascinating scenario plays out in multiple scenes. The titular ring is a magic item that gives its...

 

Things can be done to prevent abuse of children

Is it just easier for us to create bogeymen than face harsh realities? In the 1980s, it was the Satanic Panic, as if roving devil worshipers were terrorizing small towns and kidnapping children....

 

Bidding Tucumcari fond farewell

As of last weekend, one of the words that up until recently identified me for this column is a lie. That word is “Tucumcari.” I have moved to Clovis with my wife for personal and professional...

 

Afghani students are hardly stranded

I was reading news on the internet, when the following caught my eye: Dozens of students from the San Juan Unified School District in Sacramento...

 

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