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Opinion: What’s next for New Mexico?
Opinion: A solid foundation takes teamwork
On March 16, 2019, the New Mexico Legislature reached the end of one of the busiest sessions in recent memory.
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Opinion: Public lands deal has regional wins
Sen. Martin Heinrich: "Living in a state that proudly calls itself the Land of Enchantment, I know how much our public lands mean to New Mexicans."
Populists and traditionalists are battling
Dick Cheney is the rare Republican who isn't intimidated by President Donald Trump these days.
Letters to the Editor, March 13, 2019
The economic future of the Four Corners region, and of energy policies in this state, is on the minds of our letter writers this week.
Opinion: Bill will boost access to solar power
One solar project serves "several hundred households and businesses at once, creating scale that helps bring down costs for everyone." — Tim Willink
Opinion: Methane controls needed
New Mexico has a real and growing problem with methane waste from oil and gas production that Governor Lujan Grisham is right to address.
Letters to the editor: March 6, 2019
Reflections on whether the state should tax food, and policies that may restrict job growth in New Mexico are today's topics.
Opinion: FInding a compromise on gun control
Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe shares his views on the divisive issues of gun control laws and mental health care funding.
Opinion: Professional looks at PreK legislation
I want to share my professional opinion with you regarding New Mexico's children and legislation that is being heard in Santa Fe this session.
Shift to renewables shouldn’t cost rate payers
Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation says voters haven’t been told that switching to renewable energy sources will increase electric bills.
Opinion: Move forward with renewable energy
SJCA's Zach Pavlik says renewable energy offers a way to supplement the resources traditionally relied on while building the Four Corners economy.
Aztec mayor: Don’t rely on boom or bust economy
For far too long, New Mexicans have been told to choose between a strong economy and protecting our air and water. That is a false choice.
Opinion: Government shutdowns punish the public
Shutdowns are not entertainment for regular Americans or for furloughed government workers trying to make ends meet without a paycheck.
Opinion: Coal can’t keep up in this economy
A recent Daily Times Article misses the most pressing part of the economic situation that the Four Corners and coal communities around the U.S. face.
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: 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.
Opinion: Do Hilcorp’s foes want real results?
Protesters and political opportunists want you to think Hilcorp is requesting to drill thousands of new wells and otherwise bring about the apocalypse
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."
Navajo Gaming fulfills vision of Navajo people
The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise Board of Directors recently welcomed many to the groundbreaking of our $10 million Interstate 40 Travel Center.
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.
Guest Editorial: Criminal intent laws need standardization
Mens rea, Latin for “guilty mind,” deals with the mindset of a person accused of committing a crime.
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.
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.
Jensen: Who really wants democratic socialism?
Heading into the midterms, it’s a good idea to take stock of what you really want and don’t want from “your” government.
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.
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: Final queries for Judge Kavanaugh
Four decades ago, New York Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan observed with amazement and regret that Republicans had become the party of ideas.
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.