Election Night Fiesta! – Video Highlights

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Sen. Harris talks “Radical Optimism”

This month’s Why I am a Democrat features former U.S. Senator Fred Harris: I grew up in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl and Depression years of the 1930s. My dad was, back then, a day laborer without a job, a sharecropper without a farm to sharecrop, my mother, a housewife with no outside income. For …

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Block Goes Too Far

Sandoval County Commissioner for District 2 Jay Block misused his office in distorting facts, publicizing and politicizing a county personnel matter. Commissioner Block posted on social media that Anne Brady-Romero, chief deputy clerk, had been terminated. He asserted the reasons for the termination, which does not square with the later release from Brady-Romero, who is …

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Letter to ABQ Journal – THE PRESS is to impel, steam roll and provoke issues and opinions

Albuquerque Journal – October 6, 2020 THE PRESS is to impel, steam roll and provoke issues and opinions of the people who have access to the bully pulpit. Currently the press is liken(ed) to a Nerf ball that has for 3½ years been tossed around like one would mollycoddle a youngster just learning to catch. …

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All Men are Created Equal, Right?

By Pat Stover September 15 I memorized the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence as a grade school student: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”    The …

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RBG Seat Grab

I am compelled to write this letter in fairness to all the people of our Nation. We have just lost a Supreme Court Justice who was beloved by many Americans. She fought for justice for all—women’s rights, black lives, immigrants and too many more to mention here. In the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death, …

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All Live Matter Should Mean Black Lives Too

By Deb Dapson September 15 I was an attendee at the Changes Rally in Rio Rancho on Saturday, September 12, 2020, and would like to express my rally thoughts. The Black New Mexico Movement organized this rally to begin a discussion concerning Black Lives Matter in the Rio Rancho community. When I arrived, I was …

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All Lives Matter

By Alexis Jimenez September 15, 2020 All lives Matter! I believe this. That’s why I joined my neighbors at what is being called the Black Lives Matter protest here in our city of Rio Rancho. Imagine my shock when I walked up to what was supposed to be a peaceful demonstration, only to be jeered …

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Rally in Rio Rancho

BY KATHERINE PEREZ Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at 8:00am Editor: On Saturday evening, I joined a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Rio Rancho to show my support for their efforts to work toward equitable treatment for all people in our communities regardless of the color of their skin or ethnic background.  The members of …

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Politics Chips Away at Our 10-year Census

By Judith Gordon / Bernalillo Resident Published: Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at 12:02am Updated: Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at 10:06am In the Albuquerque Journal I am a retired federal senior executive who worked for 20 years for the inspector general of the Department of Commerce. Oversight of the decennial census was one of our most …

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