Today's Opinions

  • Adapting to world-wide customer service

    If New Mexico newspapers are to compete in a tech world that has changed the rules of the competitive game, they need to adapt.No more calling your local columnist the old fashioned way. Remember? You dial. He answers. You converse. That is so yesterday.To lead my colleagues into the new age of communication and customer service, this column is establishing a modern system with agents in a far land trained to give immediate and courteous service to its readers.Here’s what you can expect when you dial my number.“Hello.

  • Look! Up in the polls!

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  • A terrific concert -- against all odds

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  • Some common sense welcome

    Some common sense welcomeThe news that Gov.

  • Fried Light: A bucket to the stars

    In Michael Kandel’s satiric short story, “Space Opera,” which is written as a libretto for a science fiction opera, the curtain rises in a provincial spaceport on the Planet Creeth orbiting the sun Alpha Cygni.The opera’s hero, Bobby “Rocket” DeVries, and his fellow grease monkeys are banging the dents out of a rickety space junker, singing “Let’s return this old bucket to the stars,” to the din of their hammer blows.Then Bobby’s friend Fred runs in with the news that Darg Bahr, the governor of the astero

  • Medical Minute: What is a hospitalist?

    Since the initiation of the hospitalist program at Los Alamos Medical Center, I have often been asked, “What is a hospitalist?” As the lead hospitalist of the program, I would like to provide you with answers to the questions I hear most frequently.

    What is a hospitalist?

  • After the bomb is too late

    In contemplating Armageddon, think with me of what happens shortly after a nuclear bomb or bombs are detonated over cities of the world. The power grids are permanently destroyed, which stops everything. The distribution of water and food ceases. All mobility is permanently impaired. Families that have wisely stored food come under attack by other hungry people. People who wisely and immediately fill their bathtubs with water are shortly dismayed when the bathtub drain slowly releases the water. Isolated towns like Los Alamos with no easy water access fare worst.