Media, public share oversight roles

The caller on the other end of the phone line was aggravated. He had been given the run-around by government officials, the very people he put in office to represent him, and his quest for answers...

DATE: March 15, 2013 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Paranoid

Those who read my commentaries regularly, especially those who vehemently disagree, believe that the above term aptly describes me. I am about to provide further grist for your mill.I have been...

DATE: March 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The Legislature: eventful, challenging

This year's session has been quite eventful! We have faced challenges never seen before in the history of the Colorado Legislature. The Democrats are in control of all three branches and are...

DATE: March 8, 2013 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The wrong time to reduce the deficit

There is a right time and a wrong time to reduce national deficits. Franklin Delano Roosevelt learned the hard way, as Europe and the United States are today. Many economists and corporate analysts...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2013 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Guns and Roses, Part II

This was to be the wrap-up of Guns and Roses. But as I was writing the essay a strange thing happened! I was constrained by the Emperor's decrees. You know, the 23 proclamations that will...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Manage the forest for its future

"Hey, what are you doing here? This is my trail, and no mountain bikes are allowed on it! Oh no, there's a cow pie right in the middle of my mountain bike trail. It will get all over me! Yuk! What...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Hate speech and the First Amendment

"If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought - not free thought for those who agree with us, but...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Dolores is too great for hate

Editor:Recently, there has been a lot of commentary in board meetings, letters to the editors, Albuquerque news and on social media about Dolores school district 4A administration's actions to...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2013 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Civil rights under assault at DHS

Benjamin Franklin once wrote that "Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." Well, I am outraged and I hope that you are as well. The Dolores High...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2013 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

No one should lack a safe, stable home

Do people choose to become homeless? Seeing homelessness firsthand makes me believe that people don't always choose to be homeless. Sometimes life changes for the worse. People end up in bad...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

No budget, no pay

The people of the 3rd District want Congress to pass a responsible budget that cuts spending, protects and strengthens programs like Medicare and Social Security, and ensures that our troops have...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Wildfire prevention is first priority

As we begin the 113th Congress, I'm incredibly honored to have earned the trust of the people of the 3rd Congressional District and to serve as their representative for a second term. During my...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2013 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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