Their view: Leaking information endangers Americans

Allen E. Weh, a New Mexico businessman and retired Marine Corps colonel who ran for governor of New Mexico in 2010, offers this take on leaking classified information for apparent political gain. There should never be a time, but particularly now, that Americans should be forced to "Suffer Fools" when it comes to the people […]

Letter to the editor: Obama’s remarks insult Americans

President Obama insulted millions of business-owning Americans by stating that "somebody else made that happen," in a July 13 speech he gave in Roanoke, Va. He minimized the success of exceptional, smart, and hardworking people by saying there's a lot of smart/hardworking people out there (who aren't business owners). I'm sick and tired of his […]

Letter to the editor: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy”

Exodus 20 gives us this forgotten commandment, which begins with "Remember." This is the only one of the commandments that God must have believed we would forget. Verse 8 says: "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." What is the Sabbath day? The Sabbath day is the seventh day of the week. Genesis 2:2: […]

Their view: Health Care Act not suited for U.S.

In his Sunday's letter — "Old health care system was not working" — Leon Logan insinuates the Heritage Foundation backs the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It does not. Among cons their analysts cite: ACA adds 35 million Medicaid clients, increasing the federal deficit. CBO estimates a $1.2 trillion deficit by year 11. Actual cost unknown. […]

Their view: Obama undermines domestic energy industry

New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela submitted this opinion on the cost of green energy: Were we sold a bill of goods on green energy? Not according to President Obama. If you believe the president, we are in the beginnings of a new age of clean, affordable energy, with millions of "green" jobs at […]

Their view: Licensing creates obstacles to opportunity

Robert Kramer, a communications associate with the Institute for Justice writes about licensing. Here is a sampling: As the July 4th holiday approaches, American's thoughts will rightfully turn to the freedoms we are supposed to enjoy. But consider two facts in that context: In the 1950s, roughly one in 20 American workers needed the government's […]

Their view: Farm bill supports N.M. agricultural industry

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman this week voted to approve the farm bill that passed, 64-35, and was sent to the House of Representatives. Here is his press release: Agriculture is a more than $3 billion industry in New Mexico. Our state has more than 21,000 farm operations, with our top commodities being dairy, beef cattle […]

Letter to the editor: Mudslinging getting worse

This year's political campaigning is absolutely sickening. Every day we are inundated with flyers about one of the candidates. Every other evening we are called about how we are going to vote. At this point in the campaign, I really think we should have a candidate who would be absolutely loyal, can't tell a lie […]

Their view: Republican bill does little to address domestic abuse

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., spoke on the House floor Wednesday in opposition to a partisan House Republican bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Below are his remarks as prepared. "Madam Speaker, it is with great disappointment that I rise today in opposition to this bill, not because the issue of violence […]

Letter to the editor: America as we know it is a thing of the past

Recently I received the following email: "I am still praying for I believe it will be the end of America as we know it if Obama gets reelected." In response I wrote: America as we have known it is already a thing of the past. We now have: z Open contempt for the U.S. Constitution […]