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Today's Opinions

  • Kicking the kickback habit

    New Mexico has a long history of battling political corruption, dating back to well before statehood.  

  • Health care reform begins at birth

    “I don’t need maternity care.” Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. lobbed this comment against Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s, D-Mich., efforts to guarantee maternity coverage as a basic benefit in healthcare reform. “Your mom probably did,” Stabenow famously shot back. That exchange and the wave of support that followed for Stabenow’s proposals illustrates how out of step Kyl is with a huge majority of Americans, including those in his own party.

  • A call for clarification from councilors

    I have questions.  The County’s Strategic Goals document specifically calls on us to “Preserve our history.”  What, exactly, does that mean?  Whose history?  Which history?  What history?  Does the period from 1950 - 2000 count, or are we only talking about the Manhattan Project?  What is meant by “preserve?”  “Preserve” what and in what manner?

  • LA Cares needs delivery help

    LA Cares has an urgent need and once again is turning to the community for assistance. We are looking for a dedicated volunteer, preferably more than one, to make food box deliveries on the second Friday morning of each month.

       There are approximately 15 clients unable, for a variety of reasons, to pick up their boxes and select from additional items such as breads and vegetables.

  • Don’t rush to judgment on Municipal Building

    The Council is preparing to select a site for the next Municipal Building.  Unfortunately, the result of this very important decision is likely to be compromised by an unfortunate urgency.  

    I am not referring to the excellent work done by the Municipal Building Site Selection Steering Committee. They analyzed and deliberated in a methodical manner that is to be commended.  

  • UNM-LA reaches its financial limits

    University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus is a valued asset to the community in that we provide an affordable, quality education for a diverse population of students.  UNM-LA holds the promise and dedication of promoting learning opportunities that will help students create hope for a brighter future. We at UNM-LA make the college experience exciting and rewarding with small classes, leading edge studies, a flexible schedule to fit your lifestyle, good resources, student activities and advisement throughout coursework.

  • Do we weely need Wii?

     Call me strange, but I don’t drive a Humvee armed with a 50-caliber gun turret shooting up the neighborhood.

    I don’t engage in mortal combat with 800-pound lizard-people, vaporizing them with crystal swords or energy grenades.

    I don’t fight evil hordes of Planet Zorton, protecting the planet from certain doom. And yet somehow, I manage to cope with the day-to-day existence known to normal people as “life.”

  • Say “no” to reverse Robin Hood handout

    In case you haven’t heard, there will be no cost of living increase for Social Security recipients next year. This has spurred outrage and consternation on Capitol Hill. After all, seniors vote in large numbers and are a politically-powerful voting bloc, so efforts to placate senior citizens are usually received favorably in Congress.