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‘I am confident we can do worse’

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

Favor y Fun: Opinion page is empty of facts, full of crazy

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

Opinion: Change we can live with

New Mexican residents often speak of their respect for the beautiful land we live upon. Yet, there are daily suggestions and reminders that not everyone shares that sentiment. Just look at my … more

Chaos created by Trump seems calculated to begin a civil war

My mother was a French immigrant to the U.S. in 1939. When she died at age 27 in 1942, she was not yet a citizen, but rather classified as a “registered alien.” Involved in World War II, … more

‘Just get over it’ not correct response to reality of generational trauma

To start off this rant – I am white. Awhile back Judi Cantu wrote a “My Turn” about some feelings she has about how Taos was, how it is, and how it is progressing. I thought it was a well-written piece. No name-calling – only heartfelt … more

Opinion: Speaking up for population of silenced voices

Recently, a (Taos) Plaza merchant said that he had not heard anything good about me. What an interesting comment. more

Thank you, Barack and Michelle Obama

When Barack Hussein Obama was running for president in 2008, I swore that if he won, I would dance with joy on the shingled roof of my house. Fortunately for my wife and the residents of Greenfield, Massachusetts, I was stricken with the flu on … more

Opinion: Republicans, your days are numbered

How symbolic that the social movement #MeToo was named Time's Person of the Year, trumping Trump, among others. Ever since the Access Hollywood tapes came out more than a year ago, the burning engine … more

Opinion: A retired educator calls for nonviolent resistance

This call to build a movement is limited to those that take a pledge of nonviolent resistance in the spirit of Cesar Chavez, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, who prayed and acted upon the belief that … more

Think like the animals

Our brains evolved not to reason and ask why but to do or die. Unbeknownst to us, our brains perpetually scan the environment for danger. A car crosses the double yellow line on 518, for instance. … more
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