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Today's Opinions

  • 08 elections to be something else

    SANTA FE — Hold onto your hats. The 2008 congressional elections will be like none other in the history of the state. Three, and possibly four, of New Mexico’s five seats in Congress will be wide open awaiting a decision by voters. This is the best opportunity New Mexico politicians have ever had to nail themselves a seat in Congress. For those who have been biding their time for years, waiting for just the right situation, it has arrived.U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici’s surprise retirement announcement set the action in motion.

  • Who is running and where?

    My friend Barney from New Jersey has been keeping up with New Mexico blogs.That gives him a huge advantage in that he knows more about what is going on with day-to-day state politics than I do, and I am supposed to know.Barney enjoys working the edge during his disruptive calls.“So what’s the deal, do you think it will hurt New Mexico when Tom gives up his important House committee seat?” he asked the other day, setting the bait.OK, I knew he was talking about Tom Udall, the northern congressman who is running for the Senate

  • Our options are being taken away

    Dear Editor,

    The kooks seem to be winning. Who is paying attention to what is going on around us?

    Prairie dogs have assumed an elevated status. This furry little rodent, carrier of the Black Plague virus, has managed to delay the construction of the Rail Runner track into Santa Fe and is increasing the cost of the project.

  • Are there no heroes?

    Dear Editor,

    This week, President Bush presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to eight people in recognition to their contributions in the arts, sciences and the pursuit of freedom. This award is the highest civilian award given by the White House.

  • We need real vision for LANL

    Dear Editor,

    I’m responding to the significant front-page coverage given to LANL-related views on Oct. 21.

  • Time to move forward

    The county’s proposed agreement with the school district over the land and income for the Trinity Site project is something that must be studied carefully.

    It is true that the schools need a reliable revenue stream and new facilities to replace the old Quonset huts along Trinity Drive.

    And the county needs land along Trinity for its economic development plans.

  • Nation must remember veterans

    Today marks the recognition of Veterans Day. It was originally set aside as Armistice Day to recognize the end of World War I, but on June 1, 1954, the aname of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day as a tribute to all soldiers who have fought for or who are fighting for the United States.

    It is a time we should all remember those who struggled to preserve our freedoms.

  • Is county serious about water?

    The council discussed water supply issues at its meeting Tuesday.