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Opinion: State budget depends on oil, gas cash
Opinion: Surplus is a chance for our prosperity
Instead of a shortfall, Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham and the new legislature will see a surplus of $1.1 billion for the next budget year.
Flynn: Why the hysteria over Hilcorp?
When anti-oil and gas activists suggest that this is “double drilling,” they are flat wrong. This is really half drilling.
Local Voices: The truth about double drilling
It is clear from the double drilling application that Hilcorp intends to drill new wells, not just “recomplete” wells.
Letters to the Editor
Duane Chili Yazzie on coal and climate change; First responders teaching kids about safety
Guest Editorial: Reauthorize Land & Water Fund
With all of that support, it is hard to understand how the fund was allowed to expire. That is why when the fund is restored, it must be permanent
Local Voices: An open letter to the community
Image is everything some say, which is why I felt compelled to respond to a recent column identifying Farmington as the worst place to raise a child.
Guest Editorial: Flu deaths make shots vital
About 80,000 Americans died of flu and its effects last flu season. That's the highest number of fatalities in four decades. Get a flu shot.
Parker: Nikki Haley’s comet has a long tale
Haley has long been considered a likely presidential candidate. But not before 2024.
Milbank: Radiation? Chemicals? No big deal
I am positively glowing. New regulations floated by the Environmental Protection Agency are set to increase Americans' exposure to radiation.
Will: America’s plunge into protectionism
The descent of American capitalism into a racket is being greased by professed capitalists in government, in collaboration with the private sector.
Guest Editorial: When the U.S. spies unjustly
Unlimited, secretly exercised government power is a threat to freedom. That’s as true today as it was in 1787 when the U.S. Constitution was written.
Will: By not being a team player, Flake served the nation
Preferring verbal felicity to practical wisdom, a character in a Benjamin Disraeli novel quipped, "A majority is always the best repartee."
Editorial: Does Donald Trump even want to be the leader of the free world?
This president has made it clear his vision of the U.S. has little to do with what his own party has long called “American exceptionalism.”
Will: America should do away with the death penalty
An Alabama case illustrates the problems with a legal mechanism that has outlived its usefulness
Cepeda: Promise of free college might be mirage
Some indicators do not support the effectiveness of debt-free college programs.
Editorial: Trump will shape Supreme Court for years
Presidents have the upper hand when it comes to staffing the court.
Commentary: Will APS work with NM stakeholders?
With the two remaining units at FCPP about to turn 50 – the normal life expectancy of any coal plant – talks about its retirement should be mandatory.
Will: Fear-based parenting
Because of the belief in "parental determinism," some fear that something seemingly minor will impede Suzy's path to Princeton and Congress.
Sharpe: Farmington is best place to raise kids
For parents who are active in their children’s lives, the opportunities here in Farmington are endless.
Letter: Denish calls Hilcorp plan a bad idea
The recent article “Hilcorp applies to change well density….” is an important call to action for all of us who call New Mexico home.
Opinion: Killer carbon dioxide, menacing methane
Two columnists recently sought to correct what they see as the Aztec mayor's misconceptions about methane. The problem: both mislead the reader.
Will: The college campus’s cult of fragility
The beginning of another academic year illustrates what Daniel Patrick Moynihan called "the leakage of reality from American life."
Parker: Things left behind before the storm
Tuesday morning I picked the few favorite items that I could take with me before abandoning my home to the fates of an impending disaster.
Straight-party voting is bad for our elections
While we think that voting should be easy and convenient, we don’t think it should be mindless. And that is what you get with straight-party voting.
Parker: Advise and dissent — what a hearing that was
If you missed Day One of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court hearing, just imagine a mud-wrestling contest attended by banshees howling at the referee.
Google searches not transparent, or ‘rigged’
It's become an article of faith in some conservative circles that tech companies discriminate against conservatives.
GOP must pick a point of principled resistance
We are seeing the largest test of political character in my lifetime. And where are the Republican leaders large enough to show the way?
Will: Is government of, by and for ‘the people’
Regarding nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Democrats have a Leninist aversion to argument. However, the GOP could ask some useful questions.
GOP: Honor McCain’s legacy by showing a spine
Much of the nation will spend the coming days honoring the late Sen. John McCain. The Republican Party, however, will only pretend to do so.
Guest Editorial: Vigilance needed as church scandals unfold
As happened in 2002, after the scandal in Boston, many Catholics are withholding donations and demanding accountability.
Guest Editorial: John McCain III, 1936-2018
Sen. John S. McCain will go down in American history as a hero and inspiration for his devotion to public service and self-sacrifice.
Labor Day is no celebration for some Americans
Trying to figure out how many employment-based visas the State Department issues is a dizzying task.
Opinion: Chaos threatens to swamp a presidency
We expect our candidates to do their due diligence and not hire a crook.The best Team Trump can claim is that it eventually pushed him off the train.
Will: Questions for Kavanaugh
The U.S. Senate should unsheathe some questions designed to illuminate the excitement of constitutional reasoning.
Milbank: Republicans won’t have anything left to salvage
hat President Trump and his cadre have done is very bad. What Republican leaders are doing is unforgivable.
Opinion: Fixing Clean Power Plan a first step
The Trump Administration deserves credit for updating the Clean Power Plan, rather than scrapping it entirely.