Monthly Archives: November 2016

Defense of the election system

Note to readers:  I was wrong on this column, and I am chagrined by it. Like many in the media, I looked in the wrong direction to defend the system against a bogus accusation while voter suppression — organized activities … Continue reading

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Helping elders to remain independent

A woman I know lives alone and, at age 60-plus, has a chronic health condition.  Often she doesn’t feel well. She thinks she would not be good company, so she doesn’t reliably return the calls of people who are trying … Continue reading

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Laws should never be unamendable

Unamendable: a law that cannot be changed, no matter how problematic it has become. Think about that. An “unamendable” provision of the New Mexico Constitution has finally been amended. This was the provision that required school board elections to be … Continue reading

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