Jay Shapiro

Dianna Duran is neither the first nor last NM public figure to get caught misusing funds. It's like the GEICO commercial - if you are a politician in NM, it's what you do. If that is too cynical a view for anyone, then I suggest going back to at least the Santa Fe Ring in the late 19th centu…

Definitely keep this column in your back pocket. Stan McDaniel below is correct. Sometime next year the Republicans will begin floating Susana as a potential Vice President candidate. People on the national level ought to be aware of how she has managed (or not) her own state.

"The attorney wrote that he wants to introduce the text messages as evidence in the criminal case because they prove that Gonzales — the city’s chief executive officer — repeatedly supported his client “and in fact proclaimed his innocence.” Of course another permissible inference is th…

What is the genuine, honest, "no-manipuation-of statistics" high school graduation rate for SF schools - 50%, maybe 60%? How are boxes full of free tablets going to impact that number? Oh wait, it's not really about education is it, it's about transferring public money to the peopl…

I don't know about the rest of you, but i will not vote for another tax, bond issue, or anything that gives City Council more money to play with unless and until we get an honest accounting of that $30 million Parks Bond money. Do I expect an honest answer from City Hall as to what really h…

I have been reading variations of this story for more than 30 years when I first started visiting Santa Fe. My reaction is TISF = That Is Santa Fe. Will we ever learn where the $30 million went? Nope. Will we ever learn whether people at City Hall are either incompetent or dishonest? Nope. W…

I don't know whether Mr. Garcia was a good chief or not but complaining about "cronyism" in Santa Fe is like complaining about too many mountains or too much sunshine - it's an indelible part of the local geography.

Beginning with the Cos regime the city has demonstrated over and over that it hates automobiles and the people who drive them. Why don't locals bother coming downtown? Because there is no place to park except in the white elephant called the "Railyard Garage." The only way to keep …

It seems to me, although advertising professionals might disagree, that you cannot "sell" a place in the same manner that you sell beer, cars, or any other fungible product. There is a sense of place that is unique to Santa Fe precisely because of its history, culture, ethnographic…

A rough measure of the number of campaign finance violations in New Mexico can be approximated by the following simple formula: Number of Elections X 2 (parties). Hector Balderas is going to be a busy man.