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 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 6, 2019

Reactionaries dangerous to everyone

I would like to know why so many modern conservatives treat every minor exception to their rigid code of convictions and beliefs as a threat to the nation. Yes, liberals are getting more inflexible,...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    March 6, 2019

I think Dad would still love all

News item: The United Methodist Church voted on Feb. 26 to reinforce its ban on openly gay clergy and same-sex marriages, leaving in place a longstanding policy that states, “The practice of...

 

Letter to the editor - March 6

Becoming ‘sanctuary’ isn’t safe I would like to explain why I will no longer consider Tucumcari as a shopping destination. Our local paper, The Guadalupe County Communicator, ran an article stat...

 

Property seizure should be for justice, not profit

The Supreme Court last week struck a blow against one of the most insidious practices of the American criminal justice system: the unfair confiscation of property from people convicted — or even...

 

Short thoughts for a short month

Here are some brief thoughts for the end of a short month: Victim or survivor? Why is it if you are mugged, you’re called a “victim,” but if you have undergone sexual abuse you are a...

 

Hemp legalized, but not for gardens

Move over marijuana. Your straight cousin is about to become the latest cash cow for agriculture in America. In case you missed it, the biggest news to come out of the 2018 Farm Bill is the federal...

 

Both testaments gifts from God

Born about 85 A.D., a man named Marcion became an important figure in the history of Christianity. His contribution to the growth of the ancient...

 

Incessant lottery tinkering does no one any good

It’s become a perennial expectation that a senator or representative feels the need to tweak the lottery scholarship formula. They can’t stand to leave it alone. This year the honor has gone to...

 

Take care in how you use, read labels

Warning: the following contains satirical material that may be offensive to sensitive readers. It’s easy to write real news using the same facts as the fake news media. Here’s how fake-news...

 

On verge of constitutional emergency

Sound the alarm! We’ve got a national emergency on our hands! Well, it’s really more of a constitutional emergency, as President Trump has opened the door for all future emergency declarations to...

 

All of God's word is holy

Our 4-year-old grandson and another little boy were talking together at a church potluck recently. I’m not sure what sparked our grandson’s question, but he eventually said, “I have a Bible....

 

New documentary promotes mysteries of Roswell's UFOs

Not everyone who finds themselves drawn to UFO-related subjects believes, unequivocally, that extraterrestrial life exists. For one’s interest to be piqued, all that’s really required is an...

 

Confrontation was human nature at play

I’ve never cared much for puritanism. While the Pilgrims came to America to avoid religious persecution, they mostly wanted to exchange the rigidly enforced rules against their brand of Christianity...

 

Governor stands in defiance of president

Let’s start with this reality-based premise: The “national security crisis” we face is mostly internal. The violence and crime in our schools and on our streets doesn’t have anything to do wit...

 

Letter to the editor - Feb. 13

Conservatives don’t balk at helping rich Conservatives get a tad uptight when a proposal is made that benefits someone other than the rich and corporations. Remember the conservative uproar over...

 

Cameroon a call to faithfulness

“Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.” — Proverbs 24:11 The Christian has a duty...

 

Registering as organ donor a life-saving act

Recently, a young man from Vail, Colorado, died in an avalanche at Taos Ski Valley. He was already a registered organ donor. Corey Borg-Massanari’s last act on earth, because of his caring...

 

Media probably shouldn't be crowing

President Donald Trump may have come to his senses about government shutdowns and his coveted wall. Last month, the mainstream media, however, called Trump’s conciliatory statements on the matter a...

 

Wage hike should be tied to inflation

This will be the year in which New Mexico’s minimum wage will go up, probably dramatically. The Democrats will make sure of that. Moreover, this year’s legislative session is an opportunity to...

 

Paying the piper

When I was 7, we lived in a church camp lodge. Another family, with a son about my age, also lived there. He, my two-years-older brother and I got into a lot of mischief together. I recall one...

 

Letter to the editor - Feb. 6

Drug price solution already there Technically speaking, the solution to lower drug prices is about as complicated as figuring out 2 plus 2 equals 4 not 3 or 5. The big road block to the simple...

 

Minimum-wage bill 'a little much,' but state winning fight

The concept seems so ... un-American. Government can decide how much a Mom and Pop shop has to pay its employees? That has to be unconstitutional, doesn’t it? But just as we’ve allowed government...

 

World has lost a quality writer

Russell Baker, who died on Jan. 21 at age 93, has joined the likes of Mike Royko, Jimmy Breslin and Art Buchwald in the special part of heaven reserved for those who could make millions laugh on...

 

NFL one more big business entity

I’m done with the NFL. At least for this season. If I were a man of higher principles, I’d be done with it for good. The New Orleans loss to the Rams was the straw that broke my back. To...

 

'Deadly Class' a lesson in nihilism

My family loves science fiction or superhero-related media. We’re a bunch of nerds. So, it wasn’t out of character for us to check out the pilot...

 

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