Their view: Debt showdown is dog, pony show

Leon Logan of Tucumcari talks about the ongoing battle to balance the nation’s budget:

Their view: Open government not red or blue, but evergreen

Sarah Welsh, executive director for the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, says the public’s right to know isn’t partisan: Well, we’ve come full circle. Five years ago, Bill Richardson’s administration was asked for state e-mails about an audit of the driver’s license program. It refused, claiming executive privilege, and the Republican Party of New […]

Their view: Recovery won’t happen because of greed

George Speck of Portales writes about why he believes economic growth has been slow: “I have been watching and reading the news and wondering why the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives have been so intransigent in their position to not close certain tax breaks given to the very rich. I looked back […]

Their view: New Mexico’s credit would suffer under debt default

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Their view: Default on debt would be catastrophic

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) discusses how a default on the nation’s debt would impact New Mexicans: “Failure to extend the debt ceiling would be a real crisis for our state, with every New Mexican paying the price,” Udall said. If the debt ceiling is not raised before the Aug. 2 deadline, federal officials have […]

Their view: Raising family workout in itself

FNM columnist and Air Force wife Loni Newby talks about the challenges of family outings:

Their view: We need debt limit solution, not scare tactics

Congressman Steve Pearce addressed the president’s false claims that he “cannot guarantee” Social Security payments in the absence of a debt ceiling agreement. “The president claimed that ‘there may simply not be money in the coffers,’ to fund Social Security, but this is simply not true,” said Pearce. “The country is still generating revenue, and […]

Their view: Transparency measure ripe for abuse

Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, says a new initiative by President Obama would instruct contract officers to consider political donations.

Their view: Logging has tremendous impact on N.M. lands

Logging has tremendous impact on N.M. lands Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., offers his view on the wildfires in New Mexico.

Their view: Medicaid cuts would hurt New Mexico families

Medicaid cuts would hurt New Mexico families Excerpts from a press release from Families USA on the potential impact to New Mexico if Medicaid cuts are approved. Families USA is the national organization for health care consumers.

Their view: Governor’s line-item vetoes fiscally responsible

Richard E. May, state secretary of finance and administration, says Gov. Susana Martinez’s line-item vetoes were not only consistent with previous administrations but fiscally responsible. There has been considerable interest from a few Democratic legislators regarding “line-item” or partial vetoes by Martinez to bills appropriating money during the last legislative session. In one case, the […]

Our view: Forest clearing necessary to prevent fires

Forest fires rage out of control this time each year, as Arizona reminds us, because we manage our federal forests poorly. Scientists say we’ve created the “monster fire” era. It has become so common the public is almost numb to it. A fire gets out of control, luxury homes burn, and when it’s over the […]

Their view: U.S. military force in Libya not needed

New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall says the U.S. is headed down a “slippery path” towards escalation of military force.

Their view: Certain critters not welcome in my home

Russell Anglin is the senior writer for the Quay County Sun, our sister paper. His latest column focused on his fear of centipedes.

Their view: President not doing enough to cut energy costs

New Mexico Sen. Steve Pearce is not happy with President Obama’s energy policy. He says the president needs to do a better job of protecting America’s energy jobs.

Their view: Artistic works vary with each person

Russell Anglin, managing editor of the Quay County Sun talks about local artists’ art exhibits:

Ticket feature: Eagle View Rally set for Memorial Day weekend

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Freedom New Mexico The third Eagle View Rally is set to kick off May 27 and is expected to bring motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country to Clovis for three days of entertainment, live music and fun. Started in 2010 by Glenn and Melba Eagle, the rally takes place near Curry Roads 17 and I, […]

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Their view: States should manage own food programs

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. Here’s what he says about the government being involved in food programs:

Their view: Time for Clovis to have 18-hole golf course

Mike Majors of Clovis writes it’s about time Clovis has an 18-hole golf course.