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Today's Opinions

  • Just a Wag 03-04-11

    Tribute to Louis Rosen   
    Honoring the past, highlighting the future - The Rosenfest Lectures will be held May 18-20 at historic Fuller Lodge.
    Rosenfest presents a series of lectures in honor of Louis Rosen, the Father of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), the signature science facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    From Manhattan Project to MaRIE: Rosenfest will cover Rosen’s early life, career, and influence at Los Alamos and on nuclear science and international relations.

  • Android Adorations Anonymous

    The alarm clock is screaming and once again you fall out of bed, the cold floor reminding you that your eyes may be closed but you are unfortunately awake.  
    It’s morning and a pile of unprocessed paperwork is anxiously waiting for you at the office, or perhaps a hot stove, or maybe a quiet machine shop — soon to become quite noisy.  
    It’s a work day and as they say — some one’s gotta make the donuts!

  • Why I need a building permit

    Why do I need a building permit? On the face of it, it certainly seems like a pain in the neck. After all, you only want to replace a window or replace part of the roofing. Really, what’s the point? Well the point is – water and keeping it out! But it goes further than that…

  • System failings on display

    The failings of America’s public education system are, I suppose, clearly on display in Wisconsin.
    In recent weeks that state’s governor, Scott Walker, has found himself embroiled in a battle that, given the merits of the case, seems to fly in the face of common sense.
    Wisconsin, like New Mexico, like Illinois, like California, like Indiana – ay yi yi, we could go on, yes? – is basically broke. In the red. Still, thousands of public employees have stormed its capitol in Madison and demanded more.

  • Not a major fan of the GOP

     Yup, we is gots to be proud of the Republican Party!  Whether from the Talk Radio, Tea Party, or Chamber of Commerce branch of The Party - they’re standing tall: protecting from taxation the hard-earned profits of the Red White and Blue corporations and the meager bonuses of the brave entrepreneur investment bankers, while keeping money out of the hands of the socialist unionist workers and low-life welfare moms who don’t understand it anyway and would only spend it on food and clothing for their kids.  

  • Burick was an honorable man

    The Los Alamos Monitor story “Many Twists and Turns” itself took an unfortunate turn when it cruelly and without any factual basis tried to link Dick Burick to the embezzlement scheme of two former LANL employees.
    Then you add: “Questions continue to swirl around the circumstances of Burick’s death.”
    Give me a break. Burick was an honorable man. If you’ve got facts to back up your statements, print them. Otherwise, leave your tabloid-style insinuations in the dark chamber in which they were conceived.

  • Taking issue with a friend's comments

    This letter is in response to Joel Williams’ letter in the Feb. 27 Los Alamos Monitor dealing with changes to Trinity Drive.  Joel is a friend and previously a neighbor of many years.
    Trinity Drive has numerous problems: It is dangerous for drivers because of numerous intersections without traffic signals. It is dangerous for those riding bicycles and for pedestrians.  It is an uniquely ugly street and does little to promote Los Alamos as a nice place to visit, live or shop.

  • Time for repealing the state data privatization law is running out

    Where’s your data? Your taxes are being used by state government to collect data on crime, infrastructure, public health, education, the environment … and a host of other public matters.