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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,...

 

It is past time to get involved

Should Christians be involved in politics? It’s a trick question, since politics always involves us. However disinterested you are in politics, poli...

 

Texas has chance to show a nation freedom works

Don’t blow it, Texas. The eyes of the nation are on the Lone Star State these next few months after its governor, Greg Abbott, lifted mandates on face coverings and restrictions on how many people...

 

A poem in defense of Dr. Seuss

When I look in the mirror, I do not do a jig. A thin face with wrinkles, a nose that’s too big. Ears that stick out like a wind-powered rig If I couldn’t laugh, I’d wind up in the brig. If Theo...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 10, 2021

Biden creating crisis at the border

A crisis is a terrible thing to create. This, nonetheless, is what President Joe Biden has done at the southern border. His rhetoric during the campaign suggesting an openhanded approach to migrants...

 

Thinking on the Parable of the Two Sons

A reader asked for my thoughts on the Parable of the Two Sons given in Matthew 21. Anyone can contact me with questions about my articles or any other biblical topic of interest to them; I’ll...

 

Streaming oral arguments good for New Mexico

As I drive to work, past the barricades and the fencing surrounding the New Mexico Roundhouse, I think how it informs public perception about our democratic process and understanding of the “rule of...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Hoping Tres Amigas will revive

I was fortunate to watch Texas’ power supply difficulties from afar. Tucumcari was far enough. I didn’t have to go to Cancun. In Tucumcari, the closest we got to Texas’ Texas-size electricity...

 
 By Steve Pearce    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Dem governor, lawmakers can't face truth

When Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham penned her name to Senate Bill 10, she signed a death warrant. She, along with dozens of New Mexico Democratic lawmakers, approved the order to end the lives of...

 

Armed citizens a biblical virtue

I hear there are dozens of presidential executive orders coming soon that tighten the regulation of Second Amendment rights. This is a fundamentally...

 

No excuse to turn blind eye to weather

The details of what went wrong in Texas last week — most likely the biggest forced blackout in U.S. history — will take time to establish. So will exactly what to do about it. But this emergency...

 

Well, here's my COVID-19 story

OK, Ron Warnick, here it is. I am finally going to confess to the world that I have had COVID-19. I told Warnick, the Quay County Sun’s full-time journalist, about it, but very few others. Warnick,...

 

Thanks for everything, Rush Limbaugh

His fans knew it was coming, but they were still crushed to hear the news that Rush Limbaugh had died. His political enemies and the liberal mainstream media, on the other hand, fell all over...

 

Some habits worth keeping up with

I’m a creature of habit, but I’m also fairly flexible so I can address things on short notice. Otherwise, when some of my routines get disrupted, the consequences can be extensive. For example, I...

 

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