Opinions & Columns
It seemed like a tiny gesture, my wife, Sherry’s insistence on taking these Walmart 4 X 6-inch photos of women patients at the mental asylum, Vision in Action in Juárez and putting them …
It is a common lament that, in spite of the efforts of our representatives and the local leaders who frequent Santa Fe during legislative sessions, there is a distant relationship between the …
"Todos son corruptos, todos son malos,” says Juan Carlos, the cab driver who is taking us from the Mexico City airport to our hotel near the Zócalo or central plaza. This was the first …
The aftermath of Donald Trump’s conviction last week on 34 felony counts of falsifying business during his 2016 presidential campaign has included a dismaying effort by supporters to identify …
Let’s start with this: The city budget will never be large enough to address all of its needs. And so, it’s not surprising that public support for a proposed increase in the gross …
Opinions
Just when we thought things could not get any worse. Forbes just named New Mexico the number one most dangerous state in the United States. This is the direct result of soft-on-crime policies and …
Challenger Heather Berghmans trounced Albuquerque Democratic Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto in Tuesday’s District 15 primary. Berghmans won 80% of the vote against a senator who less than two years ago …
The U.S. Supreme Court has just stripped away the final protections against gerrymandering. With a series of rulings in the 1960s, the court established that the 14th Amendment required …
As I wade into the high-risk group for grumpy old man syndrome, I aspire at least to be studious about it, for my own peace and to be less insufferable. The gates to seniordom open to me and what I …
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My eight-year-old granddaughter and I were on the west side of town picking up her new glasses. We live on the far east side of town. Why we had to drive all this way, you'll have to ask …
We all know people who describe something in a way that means not to offend. Such as when a realtor says that the house is charming or an older person is defined as being in their advanced years. We …
On May 15, New Mexico State Police and campus officers at the University of New Mexico tore down an encampment that had been established by protesters calling for a cease-fire in Israel’s …
It’s hard to believe that it has been a decade since we celebrated President Obama’s historic designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. I first got to …
Recreational-use cannabis was legalized in New Mexico two years ago. Since then, New Mexicans have been enjoying safe and clean cannabis products from legitimate retailers across the state. …
Downtown Las Cruces is the vibrant pulse of our city, where the essence of our community comes to life. It's a place where residents, employees and visitors converge to celebrate the unique spirit of …
Columns
Enjoy your youth. Because when you get older it’s gonna hurt. Case in point, I've just had a full knee replacement. When I first started having knee issues my doctor suggested I …
Back pain. If you’ve ever experienced it, you know how debilitating it can be. It can affect everything you do, even the smallest movements, and can appear without warning or with no obvious …
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