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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Thinking Makes It So: Whose cookies these are I think I know

    Call the roller of big scarves and let the wenches dawdle in such sweaters. Take from the oven the peanut butter cookies and spread them so as to cover your face.This is no time for cold, cold ice cream, unless it’s melting on top of hot, hot apple pie.This is, however, a time to mess up beloved poetry, in this case cleverly inserting full-bodied, seasonal nouns in place of Wallace Stevens’ existential corpse-side metaphor.November means heavy down comforters, sudden desires for stew and darkening tennis dates.

  • There is help for our returning veterans

    Around Veterans Day, our thoughts turn to the men and women who are serving or have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as to all veterans and those killed in the country’s wars.Whatever the war or conflict, Americans have always believed that America’s military veterans should return home to jobs and opportunity.