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Today's Opinions

  • FRIED LIGHT: An eye for an eyeball

    With a stiff upper lip, the man talked about all the competition for people’s eyeballs these days.

    “We’re not just competing with competitors,” he lamented, stepping around bunches of boxes of printed matter the other day. “It’s not just all the other print out there, it’s e-mail and the Internet, television and cable, CDs and DVDs and all the rest.”

    Sounds kind of like somebody in the newspaper business, doesn’t it?

  • Single-payer health system

    Dear Editor,

  • What is the right thing?

    Dear Editor,

    I am responding to your bold assertions that you made in your Friday Feb. 6, 2009, editorial, “It is Time to Do the Right Thing.”

  • Please, support labs

    Dear Editor,

    Our national research laboratories - Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore - are national treasures. Their physical plants and assemblies of some of our most talented scientists, engineers and technicians cannot be duplicated anywhere in the world.

    Yes, their primary directive has been military research. But technology-sharing programs have enabled their discoveries to be developed commercially for peaceful purposes. And they have been soliciting more and more contracts for nonmilitary research.

  • Time may have passed us by

    As the county and the schools are more and more at odds over how the deal for Trinity Place reads, we are more and more concerned that it will never happen.

    Reports from every business corner that you want to go to say that vacancies in malls and shopping plazas are rising fast nationally. The reports note that the average vacancy rate at neighborhood and community malls rose to 8.2 percent, up from 7.3 percent in 2007.

    This is the highest level since 1995.

  • County should focus on greater good

    It was disheartening to hear that the school district feels that Los Alamos County is playing hard ball with our schools. Instead of reaching an agreement on the Trinity Site Project that will serve the schools, and thus the entire community, the county appears to have chosen to serve itself.

     

  • Millions to state

    Like or dislike the federal sttimulas plan, it is reality.

    So here are some facts from Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall and you can be the judge which programs will create jobs.

    Here is list of the categories and levels of funding New Mexico stands to receive under the Senate’s version of the recovery package.      

    Infrastructure, Science

     • $19.7 million through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to address the backlog of drinking water infrastructure needs

  • Recapitalization of the banks

    Dear Editor,

    Today one of the most important problems of the financial system is undercapitalization of the banks.  That restricts their ability to loan money to business, particularly short-term loans, the loans that contribute greatly to the flow of money in the system. There is an idea for providing that capital and reaping the consequent benefits.