My Turn
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‘Trust me! I’m, like, a smart person.” I think the last time I heard someone say that I was in seventh grade, but the leader of the free world said it a dozen times last year and … more
Part I.  We don’t know why things happen. This election has been so difficult on so many levels.  It became so personal for me in a way I had not experienced in my 57 years.  As a Mexican-American, Gay, Feminist, Progressive, Planet-loving, … more
For 14 years, I have been an outdoor landscape painter in Taos. Those of us who live in Taos, and love to visit Taos, do so because it is not like anywhere else. What a relief to escape the … more
During my tenure as a trustee on the Kit Carson Electric Co-op board, representing the Peñasco and surrounding communities, I have advocated for stable rates, a financially sound co-op, more renewable energy, a reliable electric system, broadband … more
In high school, I knew that being a student in New Mexico meant being a student in one of the nation’s worst education systems. more
The statement, “my friend Jesus,” was on my mind when I woke up from a dream the other morning. more
The White House under Barack Obama’s eight years as occupant was the least white it had ever been. He placed women and minorities in over 50 percent of the positions requiring Senate confirmation, more than double the percentage in the Bush II … more
We obviously have a problem in our country because too many of us look at guns as yet another manifestation of our precious freedoms.Guns, however, are lethal instruments, capable of taking human … more
New Mexico is currently 50th in the nation in education and 77 percent of New Mexico fourth graders are not proficient in reading — with 79 percent of the eighth graders not proficient at … more
Congratulations to the Taos News for its new humor section Favor y Contra in the Feb. 9 edition. The opinions are so crazy that you just have to laugh at ideas published in this section; or as a … more
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