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‘Who’ll be my role model, now that my role model is gone, gone?” (”You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon, 1986) Many pundits have offered theories about why Donald Trump … 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
The great philosopher Yogi Berra once said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” But it’s hard not to worry anyway. Of all the problems we face … more
First, let’s stipulate: Our nation absorbed so many shocks that have come so rapidly in recent weeks that what’s seemed real a few days ago may have been upended by developments even … 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
Dear friends, it has been a while since I wrote an uplifting column. A while since I wrote about the good we can do to each other, especially those we have never met and most likely will never see … more
You might not have known this, but New Mexico’s taxpayers have consistently been robbed of millions of dollars a year in oil and gas revenue by a wasteful system that allowed companies to vent … more
Three years ago, when my wife and I decided to move to Taos from New England, we chose to do so with eyes wide open. Although entranced by the gorgeous sunsets, friendly people and exquisite food, … more
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
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
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