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Governor edicts aren't helpful in combating virus

A few thoughts on the pandemic, the state’s latest directives, and being responsible for ourselves: • The governor last week announced she’s relaxing more of her public health orders aimed at...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 20, 2020

Problem solving should be focus

Going quietly amid the noise of Congressional grandstanding, shouting pundits and a bombastic president, a bipartisan group of 50 members of the U.S. House of Representatives has been preparing the...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Opinion    May 20, 2020

Coronavirus deadlier to businesses

The disease experts and the panic-pushing media initially scared the pants off California’s 40 million people with their predictions about the death toll of the coronavirus pandemic. They said 25...

 

Rules changes reasonable, curb some excesses

When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos decided to revisit the rules governing sexual assault accusations at colleges, some victims’ advocates feared she would make it too difficult to hold assailants...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 13, 2020

Presidential lies shouldn't be a shock

President Donald Trump has lied repeatedly to the American people in order to enhance his chances for re-election. Shocked? Presidential lying shouldn’t even be news any more, but catching...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Opinion    May 13, 2020

Protesters are American heroes

A month ago I said it will be the public that makes the decision to reopen America, not the government. It took too long, but that’s exactly what has happened. From the beaches of Southern...

 

Taking a look at some May holidays

Since the beginning of this month and almost within this past week, we’ve celebrated Cinco de Mayo (May 5), the National Day of Prayer (May 7) and Mother’s Day (May 10). Cinco de Mayo is often...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Jesus opposed the wicked rulers

File this under, “If I had a nickel for every time…” I have stressed that the Bible does not teach the people of God to shut up and do what...

 

Sunshine needed on Economic Recovery Council

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has repeatedly said: “We’re all in this together.” Our first-term governor, enmeshed in the biggest crisis facing the state in a...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Virus a crap shoot, even for healthy

The COVID-19 pandemic is as big as planet Earth, but it’s because of what it does at the individual level that is interesting and a little frightening. Most of what follows is freely translated...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Coronavirus reaction overblown

California was well down the road to becoming a Bernie Sanders-model socialist state when the coronavirus crisis came along. But fighting COVID-19 and slowing its spread gave “liberal” Gov. Gavin...

 

Jesus Christ the living hope

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many people are losing hope, not only because of the disease itself but because of increasing joblessness and the now-depressed economy. But there’s hope because in...

 

Mask guideline reaction too slow, indecisive

If you’re confused by the conflicting messages the public has received on the necessity — or uselessness — of wearing a mask in public, you’re not alone. Of the many sound guidelines and...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 29, 2020

Unpaid accomplishments have value

With plenty of time to muse in COVID-19 isolation (not that I didn’t have time as a retiree), I am wondering if social distancing away from jobs and social obligations is giving people a new...

 

Politicians scarier than COVID-19

I don’t know what daily life is like during our Great National Shutdown in states like Pennsylvania, where I hear golfing is verboten, all liquor stores are closed and masks must be worn into...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Opinion    April 29, 2020

Keeping health directives in mind

So I got tested Wednesday for COVID-19. I don't know whether I'm positive or negative for the virus. I won't know until after deadline this week. I...

 

Cutting off the WHO is the wrong response

President Donald Trump is not wrong to question the World Health Organization’s early response to the emerging coronavirus outbreak and its apparent deference to what we now know were false...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 22, 2020

President's focus should be pandemic

Since President Donald Trump’s election, relations between China and the U.S. have been strained. Trump doesn’t like China much, and, frankly, I don’t either. In recent years, however, the U.S....

 

Trump right to speed up reopening

I ran into a nurse I know last week. “Let me ask you a question,” I said, keeping a safe six feet away from her. “About 40 percent of the people in the country get a flu vaccine each year and...

 

Love does no harm to anyone

You’ve probably been confronted with those hypothetical, impossible, moral quandaries that force you into having to choose between two horrific...

 

Deadlines and extensions

Today is April 15, and your taxes would normally be due TODAY. But, in light of COVID-19, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has extended the filing deadline to July 15, and, believe it or not, there...

 

Governor needs to reconsider business closings

These are extraordinary times. They call for extraordinary measures. But let’s not give up our liberty — especially when government’s “help” in trying to save us from ourselves doesn’t mak...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 15, 2020

COVID-19 freeze will change things

Some day soon, we hope, we’ll wake up to learn that the COVID-19 viruses have gone to that place in the cosmos where the nanometer-size undead go when they can’t cause diseases any more....

 

Debate on reopening a false choice

Right now, America faces greater economic pain than at any time since the Great Depression. Tens of millions of people have applied for unemployment — including tens of thousands here in New Mexico...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Big storms reveal our foundations

When the weather is nice, you can live in a house founded on sand. It’s when the rain falls, and the ground trembles, that you are forced to...

 

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