I would like to say that I was here at the beginning, but technically I wasn’t. I’d also like to say I was here until the bitter end, but by the same excuse, I’m really not.

Amendment 1. Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

There are two ways to look at the proposal to license an interim storage facility in southeast New Mexico for the nation’s spent nuclear fuel from power plants:

The crisp morning air beckoned and I took up the invitation to pull on my hiking boots for a two-mile hike in the beautiful Cibola National Forest after our most recent rain.

During the school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, television commentator Chris Matthews reminded us that photos of this shooting were going around the world, and he wondered aloud what people in other countries were thinking about this.

Nobody has ever done this before. No one knew about it. Who knows. We’ll see what happens. Everyone knows that.

It seems that our politicians can’t do anything right in our eyes, and that brush tars Republicans and Democrats equally, both in Washington and in our states and communities.

Question: If you had four glasses of liquid in front of you and one glass was filled with highly toxic liquid, one with moderately toxic liquid, one with least toxic liquid and one filled with non-toxic liquid, which one would you drink? I think that is an easy question.

The best thing that came out of the National Rifle Association conference this spring was the commitment by the organization and its members pledging to uphold the Constitution.

Employing tactics without a strategy is like hiking into the wilderness without a map, provisions or a plan.

One of the biggest failings of the new Environmental Protection Agency in the current administration under administrator Scott Pruitt has been the refusal to ban the deadly pesticide, chlorpyrifos.

New Mexico frequently finds itself at or near the bottom of many lists, including child well being, education and even economy. But our state recently hit it out of the park on one ranking, and it’s cause for celebration.

Because the policy changes that help spark cultural shifts tend to happen incrementally, we cannot, as a state, afford to waste so much as a day in confronting our challenges head-on.

The NCAA basketball tournament last month once again proved that, starting with one of the very first games played when my — and nearly everyone else’s — bracket went wrong. And even though the ultimate winner was one I had selected, my bracket was littered with mistaken choices.

With all the attention we give to our presidents, it strikes me that we Americans might actually have a monarchy complex, a kind of longing for a simpler time when we were governed by old King George with all the pomp and circumstance of royalty.

“Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?” asked Henry II in a.d. 1170 to anyone within earshot. Not long after, Thomas a Becket, the meddlesome priest, was stabbed to death on the altar of the Canterbury Cathedral. There are precedents, you see, for national leaders to dispatch those w…

Married women are ubiquitous in our society, representing 60 million of the married people in our country. Most of these women are educated to at least the high school level and many go way beyond it.

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the scientific principle of Occam’s Razor, the law of parsimony, in which it is said the explanation offering the fewest assumptions for an event or outcome is usually the right one.

Every columnist should have some responsibility for offering a president advice when it seems to be needed, and we may be at that point now.

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