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Columns

  • Candidates release details of fundraising

    The Associated Press had an interesting little story last week on fundraising. It reported on details from the candidates’ fundraising reports.We have stated before that more and more our elections are for sale to the highest bidder and this report does not defuse that argument.It is a tragedy that it has come to this, but in a free society we see little that can be done.Anyway, here is some of the AP report.

  • Trinity Site realities and alternatives

    Is anyone promoting the proposed Trinity Site development willing to mention the two-ton elephant in the room? This elephant represents the situation at LANL, brought on by privatization incurring tens of millions in new gross receipts tax (GRT) obligations to New Mexico and unprecedented management fees being paid out of the LANL budget. Currently no one understands what the effects of the FY2008 federal budget will be on LANL.

  • Thinking Makes It So

    SANTA FE – I poked him.His puffy torso stuffed with hundreds of Styrofoam peanuts, I don’t think he felt it. He certainly didn’t turn and say, “Hey, weirdo, keep your fingers to yourself.”Of course, dancing at the Cowgirl on Halloween, it is hard to keep one’s body to oneself, whether packed with peanuts or not. Shoulders, backsides and other disguised parts bounce and sway inches away from each other, at most.

  • A bent spear demands clear answers

    The American public escaped unharmed from another transcendent feat of nuclear incompetence last month, when airmen at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota loaded a B-52 bomber with six cruise missiles armed with live nuclear weapons that flew the width of the country to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

    For 36 hours, the weapons were not reported missing. During that time, they were dubiously secured and definitely unbeknownst to a clueless crew who thought they were carrying a dummy batch of nukes.