If we are serious about preventing needless deaths and routine humiliation of Black and Latino drivers at the hands of police, we need to change how we promote traffic…

Commentary Clara Ferreira Marques

Putin is tempting fate with risky choices

In politics as in sport, some miscues can be corrected or overcome. But not all of them, even for the world’s most iron-fisted rulers. Whether borne of hubris or misre…

On Thursday, a group of Democrats led by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York introduced a bill to add four seats to the Supreme Court. Do…

If there were an overall theme for New Mexico’s current political situation, it would be the ongoing attempts by Democrats to placate their environmentalist base, whic…

During the 2020 Democratic primaries, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York reminded Joe Biden of an opinion column he had penned in the early 1980s, attacking tax credi…

The debate over President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill has become preoccupied with the unimportant question of what counts as infrastructure. This is a pointless di…

The failure of the latest negotiations over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam bodes ill for the stability and security of northeastern Africa. In the absence of a cl…

Want to throw a good-natured curveball at a world-class scientist — one whose blood, sweat and toil have been to Mars not once but twice?

President Joe Biden has announced that every adult in the nation will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as of April 19. The availability of safe and effective vacci…

A catastrophic pandemic and a calamitous presidency combined to give the United States the world’s worst pandemic death toll. That was essentially confirmed by Dr. Deb…

Downtown Pawhuska, Okla., is busy these days with filmmakers working on preproduction of the upcoming Martin Scorsese film Killers of the Flower Moon. You can tell who…

One of the most startling intellectual and political transformations of my lifetime concerns deficit spending. Politicians used to thunder about the dangers of the def…

Commentary Roberto Gonzales, Brenda McKenna, Matthew McQueen & Christine Chandler

Ending trapping on public lands will spark state's outdoor economy

New Mexico’s public lands are a treasure trove of opportunity for our state. They are cherished by all and an asset to our state’s future. And public lands will be eve…

The current emergency at the border has found the U.S. media at its most solipsistic. Coverage seems more focused on whether the emergency should be called “a crisis” …

The accelerating reopening of businesses in the U.S. doesn’t violate “the science” of COVID-19. Some individual scientists are warning of increased virus deaths associ…

I first came to the Senate eight years ago, at the beginning of President Barack Obama’s second term and when the Democrats were in the majority. At that time, I was a…

With the increasing distribution of vaccines, we are finally starting to stumble out of the coronavirus pandemic. But mass shootings in Boulder, Colo., and Atlanta rem…

After Dylan Adler was screamed at, chased and sucker-punched by a stranger on a New York street last year, he had almost convinced himself it was just bad luck. Nothin…

Commentary Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield & Mark Holden

Ending qualified immunity will protect New Mexicans

The three of us approach public policy from very different perspectives, including some issues related to criminal justice reform. But in the case of police officers c…

Comparisons of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill to the New Deal are flourishing. They obscure the fact that Biden’s achievement — passing reform legis…

Commentary Christine-marie Liwag Dixon

Victims of Atlanta shooting deserve better

When I was 16, a boy I thought was my friend said, “I can’t figure you out. Asian girls are either smart or hot. But you’re both.”

Recently, the Biden administration announced the reopening of a large facility for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. The facility, which has classrooms and a…

Commentary Jeff Bingaman and Nancy Meem Wirth

Respecting shared history can strengthen communities

Now, while the Jan. 6 sacking of the U.S. Capitol is fresh in our collective memory, we should recommit the nation to a greater understanding and appreciation of both …

The Santa Fe City Council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the 2022 fiscal year budget that begins July 1. It’ll be interesting to see how that goes i…

Five days after it was announced that a “7-foot non-scalable fence” was going up around the U.S. Capitol, President Donald Trump traveled to Texas and stood by his bor…

Commentary Julian Brave NoiseCat

Here's why Senate Republicans fear Deb Haaland

Alexander Stuart, the third interior secretary, once declared that the United States’ mission was to “civilize or exterminate” Native people. The Interior Department h…

Commentary Amanda Uhle

Rush Limbaugh made me a feminist

I was a teenage girl in the ‘90s, and my father was deep in Rush Limbaugh’s sway. Dad would pick me up from school with the Buick’s AM signal crackling and buzzing, Ru…

More than one in 10 Americans has received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, but many are still awaiting a clear answer to a key question: What can they do…

He’s been called “Moscow Mitch” (for not doing more to combat Russian election interference) and even “Cocaine Mitch” (after a kooky and unfounded campaign attack). Bu…

When a group of workers seeking a raise in the state’s minimum wage marched down Chicago’s Michigan Avenue in the fall of 2012, they carried a banner proclaiming “Figh…

Out on the 13,000 acres of the Lower Wells Ranch, even a light breeze coats cows and quail alike in dust. Despite a pale sun hanging low in a clear sky, the temperatur…

Commentary Thomas Swetnam and Craig Allen

Use 'good fire' on private lands to restore lost forests

The Southwest is again suffering extreme drought, and the upcoming wildfire season could be another bad one. We have seen this pattern before during La Niña conditions…

As the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump goes on, we already know the outcome: Almost all Republican senators will vote to acquit him, mindful of the retributio…

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If increased cash flow to our public education system can give teachers more time to care for and care about their students, everyone could benefit.

I feel compelled to answer the letter of Juan Geyer (“Another Railyard not needed,” April 2). Despite the recession (2008-13) and the current …

Earlier this year, I read the letter from a reader who wanted charities and others to “stop enabling” people who arrive to pick up food and ot…

Technology has become such a significant part of our daily lives. In fact, the world as we know it would struggle without it. The increased us…

My View John Pen La Farge

Santa Fe is losing its sense of place

I have to say how disappointed I am in the decision of the City Council to approve the development at Zia Road and St. Francis Drive. How can …