Today's Opinions

  • Miller deserved inclusion

    Dear Editor,

    KOB-TV Channel 4 excluded independent candidate Carol Miller from its 3rd Congressional District debate October 25, giving the fraudulent impression that only a Democrat and a Republican are seeking this office. In my view this action is an illegal limitation of the public’s right to be informed of and access all certified candidates. This is not Primary season; Miller is on the November ballot. What do FCC-licensed KOB and the two major parties have to say about this misrepresentation?

  • Few clarifications

    Dear Editor,

    In my Council Corner that appeared Tuesday night the version that I thought I sent was correct, but the word processor editor tool apparently added changes we had made prior to the final version, but didn’t erase the final deletions.

  • Look at lab issues

    Dear Editor,

    One standard evaluation appealed to by challengers in politics is to ask “Are you better off now than you were 2, 4, 8 years ago?” and insert the incumbent’s term. Since Los Alamos County’s health is so inextricably linked to Los Alamos National Laboratory I propose to switch the question to this: Is Los Alamos National Laboratory better off now than it was before George Bush took office? Will it be better off if his policies are continued by John McCain? Is there any evidence that they would not be continued by McCain?

  • When is too much, too much?

    We do not - on the face of it - have any problem with a statue of J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie Groves here in Los Alamos. In fact, it would be a fitting tribute to two of the men who made Los Alamos.

    But we do wonder where the county keeps getting all this money.

    We have money to buy a $25,000 gift for Santa Fe’s 400th anniversary. We have money to put a mountain lion on the round-about. Now we have some $60,000 to buy a statue of Oppenheimer. Groves would - we guess - will be about the same.

  • FRIED LIGHT: Democracy in the obnoxious stage

    The problem with both democracy and freedom is that they complicate how to make people do what you want them to do.

    Plead, cry, wink, pound a fist, roll your eyes, stomp your feet – those tactics don’t always work, but which of us has not pulled a face or had a fit to get our way?

    Force is one way around the problem, which is what people mostly did before there were other options.

    As the English political philosopher and author of “Leviathan,” Thomas Hobbs put it, “Not believing in force is not believing in gravitation.”

  • Abortion is not a good health plan

    Dear Editor,

    When we consider who to vote for in this election we must consider if the candidates “plans” are rhetoric or heartfelt plans. Are they a result of personal passion and conviction? Or is it just because the political wind is blowing that direction?  

  • Conservation is patriotic

    Dear Editor,

    In response to “Energy: Influx of cash to solve the financial crisis” (Oct. 15):

  • Make own judgment about DVD

    Dear Editor,

    The Rev. John Cullinan has done a serious disservice to our community by writing his disingenuous attack letter against “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West.” (Oct. 16)