Today's Opinions

  • Speeding poses a serious risk

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  • Legislature battles Richardson

    Legislature battles Richardson As the legislative session ended Thursday, one could only wonder at the turn of events. What would have been unthinkable two years ago – and barely hinted at last year – occurred.The Legislature stood up to the governor. How the mighty has fallen.Once a political juggernaut, the governor could not even pull together a consensus within his own party to push through his legislative agenda.

  • Santa Fe has more pressing problems

    We find it hard not to laugh at Santa Fe’s vote opposing plutonium pit production at Los Alamos.

    Even without the great animosity felt by this community for ours, this vote would be laughable.We would urge the city council to focus on Santa Fe and fix their poor roads, and do something about their rampant crime, poverty and other problems. Santa Fe should leave national security matters – of which they truly know nothing – to the people who do.And they should focus their energies on helping the residents of that city.

  • Big bucks battle as candidates fight on

    Anyone who does not think that money rules our election process need go no further than this year’s election.According to the Associated Press, Barack Obama raised $7.2 million and Hillary Rodham Clinton pulled in $6.4 million in the days following Super Tuesday.This is in addition to the $32 million for Obama and $13.5 million for Clinton in January.These are stunning totals, reflecting the fact that public office today is not for the common man.As the election goes on and debate rages over who has what, indeed, whatever the current ba

  • Federal tax rebate plan that does what?

    Well, our government once again did something we simply cannot understand.

    Saying they want to fight a possible recession, they passed an emergency plan that will “rush” rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most taxpayers, as well as $300 checks to disabled veterans, the elderly and other low-income people.

    Of course, these checks will not come until May or June and cost the government – er, us – some $168 billion. Money that will have to come from somewhere – like more taxes later.

  • Romneys ready for recruitment?

    Dear Editor,The five Romney sons, all of eligible age to serve in the military, made national news when Mitt Romney was asked why none of them had enlisted in the military to serve our nation. Mitt responded, “It’s remarkable how we can show our support for our nation, and one of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping to get me elected!”Yes, the boys bought a Winnebago and were touring the country ... serving their nation.

  • Council needs a better plan

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  • Don't wait until after the vote

    Dear Editor,It would have been nice to see the Monitor’s opinion about what to do with the old Municipal Building before council members cast their votes to remove the building rather then refurbish it. Our council works very hard to make sound decisions for all the citizens of our county.