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Opinion: Securing schools huge, necessary undertaking

Over the past few weeks, the topic of discussion seems to be centered around the most recent school violence, the shooting in Florida that recently captured everyone’s attention as well as … more

Opinion: Make America great again

In pursuit of this goal, one might ask the following question: What is America's greatest export? Is it oil and gas? Is it weapons of war? Is it technology? Is it capitalism? Or what other tangible thing? It is none of the above. Our greatest export is, and has been for many decades, our democracy. more

Opinion: Living MLK's Legacy, join the new Poor People's Campaign

We can end the war on the poor and return to fighting the evil of poverty. We can end racism and white privilege and choose instead to heal and come together. more

Opinion: Boys in trouble

In South Africa in the 1990s, white rhinos were disappearing, being murdered not by human poachers but by young male elephants gone berserk.The perpetrators, it turned out, were mostly orphaned, left … more

Opinion: A letter written to bullies and gossips

Dear Taos: I am writing to add my voice to the #MeToo movement. My name is William Beeson, I am 67 years old and I am autistic; I carry the diagnosis of Asberger’s syndrome. more

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Opinion – There's still time: why respond to your agriculture census

There's still time.To ensure an accurate representation of the agriculture industry in this country, the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service has … more

Opinion: Time to revisit the horrors of nuclear war

I chose not to listen to Donald Trump’s recent State of the Union address. My attitudes towards him are based more on personal values than political ideology. But over the following week, I … more

Opinion: O’Donnell deserves chance at vice-chair position

When Taos County Commissioners Fambro, Gallegos, and Blankenhorn leave the commission, they should apply for jobs with Cirque du Soleil. They performed amazing acrobatic contortions during their … more

Opinion: Zinke undermining the ‘public’ in public lands

Last summer, New Mexico’s two newest national monuments were scrutinized by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke as part of a monthslong review. New Mexicans were repeatedly fed the message … more
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