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Opinion: Now that we have your attention

It’s not really about sex, it’s about power. Power (Dictionary.com): “The capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events.” Now that a power … more

President Trump’s administration ‘will take us decades to get over’

‘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

Maybe Trump presidency is actually an opportunity to save the planet

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

Opinion: Education needed about acequia associations, water rights

In recent weeks The Taos News has featured articles, an editorial, anuncios and two cartoons about Taos area acequias. Careful, accurate, informed coverage about acequia-related events, issues, news … more

Opinion: Taos is ‘a flower quickly fading’

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

Kit Carson board trustee Duran: ‘I had no choice but to defend myself’

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

Opinion: Governor’s blame avoidance hurts New Mexico students

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

Opinion: Pray for peace, seek end to divisions

The statement, “my friend Jesus,” was on my mind when I woke up from a dream the other morning. more

President-elect Trump begins to make White House white again

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

Opinion: Gun control and moral clarity

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
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