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 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    January 29, 2020 

Geneva Bible: Obey God, resist tyrants

Search online for the definition of tyranny and you’ll have pages of dictionary entries in an instant. Words like “oppressive,” “cruel,...

 

More info needed before giving raises

You can predict it like a Valley shower following a thunderstorm forming over the Jemez Mountains. When there’s a state budget surplus, teacher unions come begging for more money for teacher...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    January 29, 2020 

Re-election may not survive impeachment

Well, are we going to have an orange president at the end of the impeachment trial? I say yes. Our orange-est president ever will keep his standing reservation to the Oval Office after the trial....

 

Democrats forgetting their history

I must have said it a dozen times since the Democrats’ impeachment miniseries took over our televisions, but I’ll say it again. The Democrats and their allies in the liberal media think history...

 

Truths stranger than fiction

Surely you’ve heard statements about truth being stranger than fiction. Here’s one: During a recent out-of-town trip, we bought some groceries and other things hard to find locally. Before we left...

 

Senator deserved more time behind bars

At least New Mexico state Sen. Richard Martinez was sentenced to jail time. But he got off too easy. This month, Martinez was sentenced to five days behind bars for his conviction, after a trial, for...

 

Robocalls unavoidable, dangerous

Robocalls are to cell phone ownership what mosquitoes are to fishing. They’re an unavoidable nuisance and can be dangerous. Mosquitoes carry disease; robocalls are dangerous to the vulnerable. I...

 

Impeachment bombshell just a dud

You’re excused if you didn’t hear about the latest impeachment “bombshell” that exploded in the media on Wednesday. Wednesday, after all, was a really crowded big-news day. It was the...

 

When Tucumcari hosted a celebrity bowler

Temperatures hovered near zero. Visibility was about the same. Actor Jimmy Stewart was flying the first plane he’d ever owned from Kansas City to Los Angeles when he had to set it down at...

 

Good news - cancer rates on the decline

Cancer remains a dreaded diagnosis, but there’s heartening news. America is showing great progress against some of the most deadly forms of the disease, particularly lung cancer and the aggressive...

 

Hoping voters can see past PR

I used to work in public relations, even getting myself designated an APR — Accredited Public Relations — that required spending a day taking written tests and a 20-minute oral exam. A public...

 

A lot on plate for legislative session

Here we are again, about to enter into the abyss of a 30-day legislative session. It’ll be one of the fun ones, when lawmakers will get to spend-spend-spend. It must be refreshing for legislators...

 

God really does care about the game

Today, I rise in defense of the idea that God does indeed care who wins the football game. It’s not that God has a favorite team. It’s not that...

 

Expungement statute takes things too far

New Mexico’s sweeping new law allowing expungement of criminal records in a plethora of cases has been described as “one of the broadest record-closing authorities in the nation.” Indeed, the...

 

Turn 'OK boomer' into compliment

Young people have been dismissing us older folks over the past year by sneering “OK boomer” at us. Kids these days. They don’t even learn grammar. The right way to phrase that sneer is “OK,...

 

Letters to the editor - Jan. 8

Waiting for Republicans to wake up Michael Reagan’s column, “Dems lowering bar on impeachment,” reveals that he believes in facts the same as most Senate Republicans. He blames the “liberal me...

 

Time for preventative control of weeds of sin

“No more let sin and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground!” — verse from the hymn “Joy to the World” Quay County is infested with goatheads and sandburs that are moved around on tires...

 

Victory of Jesus explains everything

The New Testament quotes one Old Testament verse more than any other. It is Psalm 110:1, which says, “The Lord says to my Lord: ‘Sit at my right...

 

Ruling enforces New Mexico's sunshine laws

New Mexicans received an early holiday present as the New Mexico Supreme Court declined to review the strong Court of Appeals and District Court decisions in the Corizon Health case, enforcing the sta...

 

Taking shot at new year predictions

Happy New Year! The fact that today begins year 2020 makes one think in visionary terms. With that in mind, I will venture some predictions. The first: By the time next year rolls around, I will have...

 

Truth of the virgin birth

I was working on an article about truth being stranger than fiction with a few real life examples when I realized that my next article would come out right at Christmas Day. So, thinking quickly as...

 

Impeachment process should move along

We reckon that what you think about the impeachment of President Donald Trump is influenced greatly by your opinion of the man and his leadership capacity. If you previously were inclined to oppose...

 

Celebrating best of human nature

Today is Christmas, the date on the calendar when we celebrate the earthly birth of Jesus Christ and the best of human nature. Exactly two months ago, on Oct. 25, an Amarillo couple experienced sort...

 

Dems continue getting nowhere

Did anyone else not watch the Democrat presidential debate on TV Thursday night? I thought so. After three months of watching Saint Nancy Pelosi and her House Democrats stage their solemn impeachment...

 

Public protest means chance of being seen

As politicians, talking heads and mixed media continue to pronounce newspapers dead, a student newspaper at Northwestern University in Illinois tried to push that narrative along recently because of...

 

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