Monthly Archives August 2009

Santa Fe’s next mayor

Ah, the New Mexican.  I can always count on them for unbiased journalism.  The bold headline on yesterday morning’s top story was ‘A real grudge match’ The match is the mayoral race between incumbent David Coss and recently announced challenger Asenath Kepler.  The grudge, the paper obviously means to imply, is Kepler’s, since she had […]

Our tax dollars at work

I don’t often advocate spending taxpayers’ money, but amid all the waste and pork, there are some public works projects that need doing, including an I-25 interchange at Richards Avenue in Santa Fe.  My NMI column explains why.

The most sense I’ve heard anyone make yet about health care reform

A Facebook friend posted the link to this article, and because my friend leans leftward, and the piece is in the Atlantic, and ran six pages, and is entitled “How American Health Care Killed My Father” (here we go with a diatribe about the evils of health care being a commodity not a right, I […]

Luján healthcare townhall tonight

Today, Mon. Aug 17 at 7:00 p.m. Northern New Mexico’s Congressman, Ben Ray Luján, is holding a healthcare town hall at the Unitarian Church at 107 W. Barcelona Rd.  It will feature a panel discussion with  health care professionals — no doubt cherrypicked by Mr. Luján so that they will all say health care reform […]

Man’s inhumanity to man

I wrote this long, grim post several days ago, but as often happens, had to leave the computer before doing a final proofread and hitting “publish” and then was too busy to get back to it.  The news stories discussed are a few days old, but the sentiments are timeless. It’s hard not to be […]

Read his lips

Again and again on the campaign trail, he repeated the same mantra.  The words might vary ever so slightly, but the message was the same: Let me say this again:  no family earning less than $250,000 will see any form of tax increase.  Period. Every time Old Man McCain would say that Obama was going […]

OH Mommy kicks off her stilettos and gets political

OH Mommy is the moniker of Pauline Karwowski, author of the blog Classy Chaos.  She’s listed on my friend MIT Mommy‘s blogroll, and I stop by periodically for a dose of something light and entertaining when I’ve had enough for the moment of politics.  OH Mommy never writes about politics, or at least not that […]

Solving the problems of the world, one crusade at a time

My local paper, the Santa Fe New Mexican, is experiencing financial difficulty.  Join the club.  And no wonder, since how on earth can a print newspaper compete financially with internet news sites that run on a fraction of the cost and provide faster and more diverse content?   Some people think this spells doom for us […]

Boring blog = happy children

Jon and Kate Gosselin are getting a divorce (unless it’s the most brilliant publicity stunt ever to boost ratings) and instead of blogging about it, I played Apples to Apples with my kids. President Obama shot his mouth off about a white policeman arresting a black professor, sparking an endless debate among bloggers and pundits, […]