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Media literacy should be supported in face of ‘fake news’

If President Donald Trump were raising an issue of the importance of critical thinking as it relates to mass media every time he screamed a warning of “fake news,” that would be one …

Taos County should reaffirm, expand sanctuary commitment

The Trump administration should be ashamed of itself for unnecessarily causing rattled nerves and even full-blown panic among immigrants of various statuses across the country. His executive order …

Mental health fix rests with us

When politics trip up and delay the proper funding for mental health services in New Mexico, it’s immoral. More and more, it’s clear that it will be citizens, not politicians or …

Marchers should capitalize on momentum

No matter where you land on the political spectrum, the estimated numbers are remarkable. From Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza (biggest gathering at the site ever) to the Santa Fe Plaza (10,000 to 15,000 …

Editorial: A plea to stay informed, engaged and outspoken

On Friday (Jan 20.), Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. His inauguration certainly will be a reason to celebrate for those who voted for him. But that is unlikely the case for those who didn’t. We would …
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Cantu does the most

Town Councilmember Cantu is doing the most. Very few citizens were there to witness it when she was censured recently by her colleagues who complain that she’s doing too much. This attempt …

Support media literacy curriculum

Through media exposure, our children view multiple acts of violence each week. They feel pressured to act and look older than they are. The values, behaviors and thinking they discover through TV, …

Thanks for the help

A big thank you to all those who helped make El Norte Icebowl III, a disc golf food bank fundraiser, a success again this year.  As the primary financial support for La Jicarita Foodbasket, …

Avoid being victimized

Shortly after Donald Trump won the election, a sign was affixed to a London pub door which read: “All Americans must be accompanied by an adult.” I thought it was funny at the time. I got …

Effective action now

Many persons deeply concerned by Trump’s anti-democratic initiatives are eager to oppose any erosion of basic American institutions and civil liberties. Happily, many are joining newly formed …
My Turn

Act would be huge step backwards for development

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 …

Aspire to your better angels; we’re all in this together

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, …

It’s time to stop yelling, to come together and to listen

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 …

Judi Cantu: ‘I would love to contribute my never welcomed ideas’

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 …

Forces of development and transfer on public lands have grown

Like many New Mexicans, Taoseños enjoy and appreciate public lands. We cut firewood, gather pinyon nuts, hunt, fish, hike, ski, mountain bike, raft, birdwatch, graze cattle and more. But now, …
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