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 By Leonard Lauriault    Opinion    May 12, 2021 

What's in your hands?

I wrote recently about an Easter weekend sermon we heard about our talents or abilities and how God can use whatever is in our hands to accomplish his will. The sermon’s basis was Exodus 4:1-5,...

 

Use of Signal app troubling to open government

The use of a secure communications app by the Children, Youth and Families Department that routinely encrypts and deletes communications between staffers is more than troubling. One child advocacy...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 12, 2021 

Sen. Scott's view deserves respect

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, declared on April 29 that “America is not a racist country.” Scott is a conservative, so it would normally not register as much as a raised eyebrow, but he...

 
 By Paul Gessing    Opinion    May 12, 2021 

Census report should be wakeup call

The US Census Bureau recently released what can only be described as some disturbing data regarding the future of New Mexico. Notably, while the state’s population grew by just 2.8 percent over the...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Objections to biblical immigration answered

In my last two columns, I highlighted the Bible’s view of immigrants. That is, they are to be welcomed and loved as brothers. Foreigners in Israel...

 

Texas should be cautious with development

Texas has a lot to celebrate when it comes to growth and prosperity, and we can now add to that celebration the number two, as in two additional congressional seats that the state picked up in the...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Taking a few cues from Hemingway

I need to write a column and nothing is grabbing me. So, I have now completed Ernest Hemingway’s first advice on writing when you’re not sure about what to write. “Write one true sentence,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Biden plans arrogant, bound to fail

There’s believing your own press releases. And then, there’s believing your own delusions of grandeur. Joe Biden should look at the mirror every day and see a president elected on the basis of...

 

Christians must work to stay saved

For over a year, Americans have been advised to “stay safe” from COVID-19 by following recommendations and requirements to prevent the spread, including contracting the disease themselves. Now we...

 

Money won't put allegations out of mind

The settlement between Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and former campaign spokesman James Hallinan, who accused her of inappropriate conduct during a campaign meeting, is right out of the informal PR man...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 28, 2021

Officials make smart choice on weed

Tucumcari city commissioners are acting wisely by preparing to keep up with, and as much as possible, ahead of developments as New Mexico sets up its framework for a new recreational marijuana...

 

Calls of racism cynical power play

So let me get this straight. According to the president, according to the Democrats, and according to the liberal media, half my country is racist, my political party is racist and I’m a racist. Tha...

 

Ancient Israel was open to migrants

In my last column, I said the Bible’s attitude toward the “alien” or immigrant is univocal. We are to love him as ourselves, and treat him as a...

 

Capitol Police reforms require bipartisan look

It long has been clear that Capitol Police were woefully unprepared for the Jan. 6 assault on Congress by rampaging supporters of then-President Donald Trump, who were bent on overturning the results...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 21, 2021

Removing cost devalues college

Beyond basic skills and exposure to the required amount of shared knowledge in history and citizenship, education should be something worked for and prized. Making it free, I think, reduces its...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 21, 2021

DeSantis: what post-Trump GOP should be

If Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ever sets up a presidential exploratory committee, it should have to disclose an enormous in-kind contribution from CBS News. The recent “60 Minutes” segment alleging...

 

What's in your hands?

We worshiped out of town on Easter Sunday and, although the Jesus’ resurrection wasn’t the focus of the sermon, that’s always the basis for gatherings of Christians on every first day of the wee...

 

Let's play ball, and keep game free from politics

Major League Baseball has decided it won’t play its annual all-star game in Atlanta this summer. That’s because, it alleges, Georgia lawmakers are engaged in voter suppression. Texas Gov. Greg...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 14, 2021

Hope wiser heads lead GOP again

Ex-president Donald Trump’s influence over the disturbing 70-plus million people who voted for him is still powerful. It is disturbing because the party Trump hijacked, the Republicans, now...

 

Georgia voting laws no 'Jim Crow'

Will someone please lend President Biden a history book? He thinks Georgia’s new voting integrity law is “Jim Crow on steroids.” And Georgia’s pretend ex-governor Stacey Abrams says it’s ...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Love the foreigner as yourself

Immigration is a big news item, as we find ourselves still dealing with “kids in cages” on our Southern border. My conservative friends blame...

 
 By David Stevens    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Let's hope cannabis legislation gateway to more freedom

By this time next year, pot will be legal and openly for sale across New Mexico. The Legislature approved cannabis legislation in a special session last week and the governor is expected to sign it...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Some reservations about marijuana

Yay. That’s about as much enthusiasm as I can drum up for New Mexico’s legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults. If the Legislature had rejected the proposal so important to Gov....

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Word 'trillion' defining Biden era

So far, the defining word of the Biden era is “trillion.” The Joe Biden who portrayed himself as a moderate, old school, bipartisan dealmaker during the presidential campaign is now a distant...

 

Looking at the truth of Jesus' resurrection

At Christmastime a couple of years ago, I wrote about Jesus’ virgin birth as a matter of truth stranger than fiction. The Bible clearly states Mary was a virgin, as prophesied long before Jesus was...

 

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