Their view: New Mexicans tax returns due on Monday

The IRS says time is up for 73,500 New Mexicans whose 2010 tax returns are due and E-file ends:

Their view: No excuse for poor educational outputs

Paul Gessing is the president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. Here’s waht he has to say about the state’s education system.

Our view: Steve Jobs ranks among top innovators

Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday, surely ranks high among history’s 10 greatest innovators and producers of wealth. Born to a single mother and adopted in 1955, Jobs grew up to liberate the creative class. He freed artists, musicians, composers and writers from the oppression of technology that wasted energy on codes and technical maneuvers that […]

Possible breast cancer link to cell phones

Dr. Devra Davis, chairman of the Environmental Health Trust and author, offers this view on a possible connection between cell phones and breast cancer:

Their view: No Child Left Behind Act waivers needed by states

Cynthia G. Brown, vice president for Education Policy at the Center for American Progress, offers her view regarding the president’s waivers announcement:

Their view: Tax credit would benefit rural businesses

John Crabtree of the Center for Rural Affairs offers his view on tax credits for rural businesses.

Their view: Lawmakers support fire danger rating system

Sen. Dede Feldman, D-Albuquerque, and Sen. Sander Rue R-Albuquerque are pushing for a state fireworks law based on flexibility and common sense.

Their view: Bingaman says health reform much needed in state

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman released this press release Tuesday on insurance reform law.

Their view: Catholic bishops call for uniting of Americans

U.S. Catholic bishops are calling on their fellow Americans to see the tenth anniversary of 9/11 as a time to remember the sacrifices, to face today’s challenges together, and to renew our nation and world. The bishops’ message was outlined in a statement from Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States […]

Their view: Congressman encourages business contracts

Congressman Ben Ray Luj

Their view: Special session issues focus on commerce

Excerpts from the Chamber Legislative Roundup, published during the New Mexico Legislative Session by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce:

Their view: Being mother well worth sleep lost

Loni Newby is a Clovis mom, married to the Air Force who writes a weekly column for Cannon Connections, our base newspaper. This is her latest effort:

Their view: Bigger not necessarily better

Bigger not necessarily better Curtis Shelburne is pastor of 16th & Ave. D. Church of Christ in Muleshoe. This is his most recent weekly online column he writes for Freedom New Mexico.

Officials reluctant to cut retirement

Military careerists have been spun up this month, unnecessarily in our view, by sensational headlines and news bulletins about a plan to “slash” their retirement, citing a “Pentagon study.” The study was done by the Defense Business Board, a group of independent business executives that advises the secretary of defense from time to time on […]

Their view: Cannon example of women in leading roles

Tech. Sgt. Melinda Morris with the 27th Special Operations Wing Equal Opportunity Office talks about the significance of Women’s Equality Day: The theme is never-changing, yet remains something to celebrate: Women’s rights. Women’s Equality Day is a Department of Defense governed observance, Aug. 26, celebrating one of the most “commonplace” rights for all American citizens […]

Their view: Bike bridge not example of fiscal responsibility

A recent column by Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility.

Our view: Global warming facts may not hold water

A scientific poll shows that 69 percent of Americans believe it is at least “somewhat likely” that scientists falsify data to support their beliefs, of which 40 percent believe it is “very likely.” Only 6 percent believe it’s “not likely at all.” New hard-science global warming data from NASA may back up the cynics. If […]

Their View: Deficit reduction plan far from perfect

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office issued this press release Tuesday

Their view: Real problems lie with Congress

Kirby Rowan of Portales writes about the troubles the public faces because of elected politicians: