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Columns

  • Living on wrong side of screen

    There’s something wrong with my wife. Yeah, she’s definitely not normal. I saw her loading the clothes washer and she wasn’t singing. She wasn’t dancing.  She wasn’t even smiling.  In fact, she seemed downright bored.  For some reason, doing the laundry didn’t fulfill a cosmic sense of purpose for her.  Come to think of it, there was no lively background music either.
    We must be using the wrong brand of detergent.

  • Living on wrong side of screen

    There’s something wrong with my wife. Yeah, she’s definitely not normal. I saw her loading the clothes washer and she wasn’t singing. She wasn’t dancing.  She wasn’t even smiling.  In fact, she seemed downright bored.  For some reason, doing the laundry didn’t fulfill a cosmic sense of purpose for her.  Come to think of it, there was no lively background music either.
    We must be using the wrong brand of detergent.

  • Living on wrong side of screen

    There’s something wrong with my wife. Yeah, she’s definitely not normal. I saw her loading the clothes washer and she wasn’t singing. She wasn’t dancing.  She wasn’t even smiling.  In fact, she seemed downright bored.  For some reason, doing the laundry didn’t fulfill a cosmic sense of purpose for her.  Come to think of it, there was no lively background music either.
    We must be using the wrong brand of detergent.

  • The next step forward

    The long awaited Trinity Site Redevelopment moved closer to reality with the announcement that North American Development Group (NADG) would be the recommended developer for the 15-acre site that was previously  home to the Los Alamos Public Schools district office and a number of county buildings.
    For many years, it has been the dream of community members to turn the site into a commercial and retail zone. More and more, it looks like that is going to happen.

  • You can’t fool them all

    “You may fool all of the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”   
    That hoary adage originated with Honest Abe and conceivably might offer consolation to some candidates and voters today as we climb out of the muck and mud that passed for Campaign 2010.

  • Geopolitics rears up in rare earths

    The world journeys into the Green Age and renews  old themes. Chapters of political history grow thick with the value that  accrues from whatever.
    So it was and ever shall  be, for better and worse. Biblical enterprises valued gold, frankincense and  myrrh. Explorers in the Age of Discovery sought gold and silver fit for royal  heads and sought trade routes to faraway lands of spices and silk.  

  • Listen to the silence

    What one does is important, but what one says can be just as important.  
    In fact, we even have laws stipulating what can or cannot be said.
    You can’t launch a volley of vulgarity in a public restaurant. You can’t yell “Fire!” in a building just for fun. You can’t joke about having a gun in an airport.
    Oddly enough though, there’s no law against lying.

  • Congressional race tightens

    Could there be a huge upset in the 3rd Congressional District this year? The little bit of polling that has been done makes the race appear to be one of the closest of the state’s major contests.
    The Albuquerque Journal has polled the races for governor and the 1st and 2nd congressional districts twice already this fall but has omitted polling the 3rd Congressional District, represented by Democrat Rep. Ben Ray Lujan.

  • Reforming state government

    Asked last week who she supported for governor, a small businesswoman in Eagle Nest responded, “I hate them both! Get off the TV and let me watch my shows!”
    By now, more than a few people feel that way.
    We don’t care where Susana Martinez grew up. We don’t care about Diane Denish’s Christmas cards. Be assured that Martinez can’t give our water to Texas, even if she wanted to, and that the conflict-of-interest story about Denish’s husband is fiction.

  • Considering amendments and bonds is direct vote on issues

    This year, New Mexicans have the opportunity to vote on five constitutional amendments and four bond issues in addition to all the state and local candidates on the ballot.
    You may feel it a bother to read the small print on the reverse side of the ballot but this is the one part of state government in which citizens actually get a direct vote on issues facing the state.
    The rest of the ballot is just voting on the people who will make all the decisions for us.