My Turn
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Herr Trump and his fascist administration are moving quickly toward realizing the nightmare that many Americans knew would take place once his regime ensconced itself in our nation’s capital … more
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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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