Category: Editorial

Brandt is Out of Touch With What Schools Need

From the Rio Rancho Observer – Feb. 28, 2021 State Sen. Craig Brandt, R-Rio Rancho, professes grave concern about the quality of New Mexico’s educational system and can’t wait for schools to open for in-person learning. Yet he recently introduced legislation that would force the public to pick up the tab for religious school education …

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Republicans’ Failure

From the Rio Rancho Observer – Feb. 21, 2021 – https://rrobserver.com/letter-to-the-editor-republicans-failure/ While Republicans claim to espouse old-fashioned traditional values, the failure of Republican senators to convict former president Trump for fomenting the Jan. 6 insurrection — with overwhelming Republican concurrence — gives striking new meaning to the word patriotism. In their view, patriotism is promoting …

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The Journal Failed to Defend Democracy

By Judy Gordon The Trump-incited insurrection that took place to prevent Congress from certifying the Electoral College vote for President-elect Biden was appallingly predictable. Since he began campaigning in 2015, Trump has been a threat to American democracy. He has inflamed the Republican base with violent rhetoric, stated he would consider both the 2016 and …

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Key to the Nation’s Future Is Finding Common Ground

Published in the Rio Rancho Observer Jan. 17, 2021 The horrifying scenes of the Jan. 6 attack on our nation’s Capitol are indelibly etched in our psyches. Those powerful images of destruction and terror coming from within our populace will become iconic reminders of the pernicious consequences of hate and division, and will always remain …

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Democrats Work for a Bright Future

  By Delbert Schfer Published in the Rio Rancho Observer Jan. 17, 2021 A letter to the editor submitted by Mr. Moulton printed in the Jan. 10 issue of the Rio Rancho Observer painted a bleak political future that he alleges stems from Democratic Party evilness. Let me assure you that his assessment is incorrect. …

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No Joe, we’re not in a climate crisis… but yes, we are!

Check out this editorial from Rich Lowry that also appeared in the Albuquerque Journal on December 28, 2020. https://coastalcourier.com/opinion/no-joe-were-not-in-a-climate-crisis/ My response? The article by Rich Lowry on Monday December 28, 2020 makes it sound like there is nothing to do on climate change.  It quotes a single reference to Bjorn Lomborg’s work. From this Mr. …

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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 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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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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USPS is Essential for Residents/Voters

ANN E. KEPLEY Bernalillo ABQ Journal, September 9, 2020 I AM responding to the Aug. 23 news article “House passes bill to reverse USPS changes.” The mission of the U.S. Postal Service is to provide the nation with reliable, affordable, universal mail service. Our founders felt it necessary to place this power in the Constitution …

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