Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Publisher is nothing more than common carpetbagger

    I am writing to register my utter disgust at Monitor Publisher Keven Todd’s unconscionable comparison of a local citizen to Adolf Hitler.  
    In his Oct. 24 blog commentary, “County council must be from France,” publisher Todd likens Los Alamos resident Richard Hannemann to the murderous “Fuhrer standing triumphant at the table” for Hanneman’s successful petition giving citizens an opportunity to vote on a replacement County Municipal Building.

  • Everyone’s got a belly button

  • 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.

  • In the off chance that you were wondering...

    I had an interesting inquiry recently from a local citizen wanting to understand the relationship between the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  
    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is an entirely distinct and independent entity from either the state or national Chamber of Commerce.

  • Using credibility criterion at polls

    This is to recommend a litmus test for the credibility of political candidates.

  • 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.

  • Heather Wilson encourages vote

    I’ve known Jeannette Wallace for almost 20 years.   Los Alamos and its environs are fortunate to have her as a state representative and I encourage your readers to vote for her again this year.
    Before I served in the Congress, I was a cabinet secretary in state government. Jeannette served on one of the committees where I regularly had to appear to explain our budget and programs and I got to know her.