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Today's Opinions

  • Grades can be grating

    Earlier this year, the Rhode Island Central Falls school board made national news by firing all teachers in the high school.
    It was a drastic move intended to address the school’s declining performance.  
    Union officials quickly condemned the dismissals as “immoral, illegal, unjust, irresponsible, disgraceful and disrespectful” (they would have said more, but they didn’t have a big enough Thesaurus).  

  • With congressional candidates, you get one thing or another

    After all I have seen and heard from the candidates for U.S. Congress, District 3, I would summarize our choice in November as follows:
    Vote Democrat Ben Ray Lujan and get unemployement and food stamps.
    Vote Republican Tom Mullins and get a paycheck and freedom to run your own affairs.

  • Governor’s action places childcare ability at risk for New Mexico families

    Childcare in New Mexico is vital for a sound and growing economy.
    Childcare is now in jeopardy as the governor has implemented a 10 percent (possibly cut to 8 percent) reduction in the reimbursement rate for families receiving childcare assistance.  
    As the Executive Director of a small center, I can attest that such cuts in provider rates will prompt more centers to turn-down Staid Aid families.  
    Our center loses about $30k in revenue due to the 7-8 State Aid children we take each year.  

  • Wallace respected by both sides of the aisle

    Jeannette Wallace has served her district well. She is independent, hard working and respected by both sides of the aisle.
    Jeannette is not beholden to any pressure group. I am personally nervous about a candidate who may have to check with organized labor before she votes.
    My wife Alice and I will vote to continue Jeannette as our legislator.

    Lawry Mann
    Los Alamos

     

  • Voters just want a change

    Susana and Obama. They almost rhyme. And they are alike in other ways. We don’t know much about them and they are both minorities, which usually makes it more difficult to win.
    But there is a certain magic about them. That magic propelled Barack Obama to a rather amazing election victory two years ago and it is giving Susana Martinez a big boost in this year’s gubernatorial contest.

  • Pouring salt on a big wound

    Among the many bad communication ideas the George W. Bush administration came up with was the famous “Mission Accomplished” speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln.
    It would prove a shaker of salt in the open wound that would become the long-running conflict in Iraq.
    So it was with great interest that I read the headlines on Internet news sites and in local papers declaring the “End of the Great Recession.”

  • Student testing does have its merit

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