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Today's Opinions

  • Our economy is flawed

    Finally, we almost have a new governor. Finally, also, we know the number of New Mexicans, 2,059,179 residing in the state as of April 1, 2010, plus another 8,094 living outside the country.
    We know the state’s rate of population increase, 13.2 percent during the past decade, was half the rate of the 1990 to 2000 decade.
    A good guess, if the Census Bureau’s between-census estimates are anywhere near correct, is that most of our population growth came from making babies. New Mexico holds much less appeal for grownups than do Arizona and Colorado.

  • Elections 2010: An expensive slurry of repeated slams

    On her retirement, a friend dedicated herself to public service and has since served on boards and run for office a few times. In the recent election, she lost her race for county commission.
    “My opponent spent $95,000. $95,000! For county commission! I raised $6,000 from my savings and by asking everyone I knew for money,” she said.
    For the lesser offices, she wonders, how does an ordinary person finance a campaign? Apparently all that cash flowing into races at the top of the ticket also flowed downhill to the well connected.

  • Martinez taps Johnsonians

    New Mexico is about to get a new governor, but if the people assisting her are any indication, the emerging Republican administration of Susanna Martinez just might bear a noticeable resemblance to the administration of the state’s out-going GOP governor eight years ago, Gary Johnson.
    If there was anything consistent about Martinez’s campaign this year, it was her call for voters to kick the “Ins” out.

  • Observations voiced about CIP Committee

    Now that this year’s Phase I process is over, I have a few observations to make about the committee itself. Rick Bohn, Gary Leikness and the committee did a wonderful job. I applauded them during several of their rating sessions.
    Now for a salient look at the makeup of the committee.

  • Future rights questioned

    “It is the natural propensity of the functionaries of every government to gather unto themselves the rights and property of their constituents ... nor can these be protected save through education.” –Thomas Jefferson.

  • Better ways to stimulate economy

    Republicans played President Obama in the tax deal like mortgage hustlers played homeowners. Focus on the teaser rates, borrow more than you need and trust us to work with you to refinance later when rates jump.

  • Council seems to have its priorities backwards

    With respect to the Dec. 21 county council meeting, the council seems to have its priorities backward.  They encourage citizens to attend meetings and make their opinions heard. On the other hand, they discourage petitions.

  • Documentary features local cave dweller 'Micromike'

    I’m a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who’s been shooting a documentary film about a Los Alamos resident who calls himself  “Micromike.”