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It’s time to stop yelling, to come together and to listen

I am waiting for the hateful to unclench the tight fists of their hearts. Waiting for us to stop yelling at each other. And to start listening. These days both sides take less pleasure in winning … more

Judi Cantu: ‘I would love to contribute my never welcomed ideas’

I am grateful for the recent actions as it finally got the attention of the people to question the happenings at town hall. People need to ask themselves if the cancelling of cable and the Taos Live … more

Forces of development and transfer on public lands have grown

Like many New Mexicans, Taoseños enjoy and appreciate public lands. We cut firewood, gather pinyon nuts, hunt, fish, hike, ski, mountain bike, raft, birdwatch, graze cattle and more. But now, … more

UNM-Taos stands with those concerned by Trump’s executive order on immigration

Last week, the University of New Mexico’s acting president, Chaouki Abdallah, issued a special communication to the campus community in response to President Trump’s executive order of … more

It’s time for the left to admit that not everyone shares our view

Hillary Clinton was right about one thing in 1998 when she told Matt Lauer there was a vast right-wing conspiracy against her husband “since the day he announced for president” in October … more

Questions linger on ‘critical access’ as residents wait for more specialists

Taos County residents overwhelmingly approved a mill levy to improve the financial status of Holy Cross Hospital. CEO Bill Patten assured us the monies would fully benefit our community by upgrading … more

Progressives will not cut and run — struggle not only about economics

One consequence of Donald Trump’s victory could be the end of the age of federal government and the beginning of the preeminence of states’ rights and state rule. And, inevitably, of … 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

Women marchers: Where do we go from here?

Activism can be fun. Getting involved doesn’t have to become a suffer-fest. That’s one of my important take-aways from going to D.C. to participate in the Women’s March on … more

Taos’ strength to share is its abundance of community and social capital

My work takes me to many places around the globe including developed and developing parts of the world. Yet it is Taos that has captured my heart and is a place that I joyfully return to … more
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