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 By John Dilmore    Opinion    February 13, 2019 

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...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    February 13, 2019 

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...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    February 13, 2019 

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...

 

Signs and statements

Signs and statements interest me. and sometimes strange connections are made. For example, the road signs at an intersection say you can go both north and south on the same stretch of street, which re...

 

Look out, citizens: NM's Legislature is back in session

Longtime state Sen. Stuart Ingle, the Republican from Portales, reminds us as often as he has the opportunity: We’re never safe when the Legislature’s in session. That’s never been more true...

 

Wish new lawmakers best of luck

As the New Mexico Legislature ends its first week in session, I am a little disappointed to say I know only one of the legislators for either Quay or Guadalupe counties personally now. I’ve been...

 

Time to keep an eye on the Dems

The last time New Mexico was in this situation, Bill Richardson had just been elected governor. It was 2003 and Richardson, a former congressman and high-ranking official in the Clinton...

 

Prescription drug promise needs keeping

The partial federal government shutdown has been the main focus in Washington over the past few weeks. President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats have struggled to reach an agreement over the...

 

Wall should end before it begins

I have been thinking about walls lately, because I’ve been reading the news. President Trump is demanding a $5.7-billion wall between the U.S. and Mexico. That’s a $5.7-billion slap in the face...

 

Still believe we can change course

I’m always hoping things will turn out better than they appear to be headed. Take our future as a species as an example. Climate change and the polluting of our air, soil and water suggests that...

 

Christ offers rest through service

In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus gives the most comforting invitation. He says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest....

 

US needs to act, not pontificate, on immigration

As the stalemate and partial government shutdown over $5 billion for a border wall/fence/barrier grinds on, the tragedies associated with illegal immigration continue to mount. Unfortunately, both...

 

Wall money better spent elsewhere

As I write this column, President Donald Trump has not yet carried out his threat — he says he doesn’t make threats, but I don’t know what else to call it — to declare a national emergency in...

 

Good or bad, change is coming

Suit up, New Mexicans. Big changes are about to take place. That’s what a commanding majority of New Mexicans voted for — but that doesn’t mean we’re all going to like it. Take gun control as...

 

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