Category: Editorial

Mailing Out Ballots is Safe for Voters

Friday, August 7th, 2020 As Election Day approaches I want to reach out to our independent voters in New Mexico, also known as declined-to-state (DTS) voters. I have been both a DTS voter and a Democrat. My take is that most DTS voters don’t want partisan posturing or rhetoric about turning the state blue or …

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Complaints About Editorial, Mental Health Care

Monday, August 10th The Observer editorial of Aug. 2, entitled “Injustices Served for RR” highlights the selective memory of the newspaper’s editorial staff and is the latest example of its bias in favor of Republican candidates and elected officials. In the editorial, the Observer righteously laments that would-be school shooter Joshua Owen was let off …

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Governor Got It Right

Published in the Rio Rancho Observer on August 2, 2020 Governor Lujan Grisham announced that her administration is directing New Mexico public schools to delay the start of in-person classes. This decision is the right move. The governor’s primary responsibility is to care for the people of New Mexico. The most critical criterion regarding school …

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Trump’s Authoritarian Tactic Must Be Stopped

Published in the Albuquerque Journal, July 28 With images of heavily militarized Homeland Security agents on the streets of Portland tear-gassing and grabbing peaceful protesters and trying to incite violence, we may be seeing democracy dissolving before our eyes. We must remind ourselves that we’re not viewing clashes between protesters and police in Hong Kong …

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Prioritize Health Over Politics

Published in the Rio Rancho Observer, July 26 How would you judge a father who withholds life-saving treatment from a child with a serious disease? How would you judge a father who is more concerned with his stock portfolio and golf swing than his child’s suffering and possible death? How would you judge a father …

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Covid – A Personal Experiance

By GAIL PINKEPANK My family has experienced a tough, tense week. My niece recently returned to work in the office of a professional design firm, after a few weeks of working from home. She has been careful to wear her mask at work, and to try to maintain social distancing at the office. My niece …

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GOP Lawsuit Challenges Lawful Covid Fines

The Albuquerque Journal recently reported that Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce and his fellow Republicans have joined a lawsuit against the Governor by business owners that challenges the lawful fines the businesses incurred for violating the public health orders. REALLY? What a shameful display of reckless disregard for the health and safety of New Mexicans. …

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SCFDW Make a Big Difference for Rio Rancho Kids

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NM Needs a Stimulus Special Session Now

ABQ Journal Sunday, April 19, 2020 We can deal with the budget in June when numbers are clearer BY REP. DAYMON ELY – CORRALES DEMOCRAT We are living in unprecedented times. It has been over 100 years since our state has faced a crisis that threatens not only the lives of our people, but our …

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Coronovirus OP/ED By Bert Coxe

I would like to address the OP-ED article by Diane Dimond published (in The Albuquerque Journal) on Saturday March 28, 2020 titled “Take a breath: COVID-19 sickens but rarely kills.” This article apparently is intended to try to make us feel better about the current situation that we find ourselves in, but it propagates some …

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