Opinion & Columns

Martin: What Happens When Freedom Of The Press Is Silenced Or Imprisoned?

By MELISSA MARTIN
 
What happens when freedom of the press is silenced or imprisoned? Jailed journalists around the globe. How can it be? First Amendment aggressions in the United States. How can it be?
 
Devious despots misusing power and preying upon humanity—withholding information because knowledge is power. Silencing the other side of the story. Fear of losing control feeds their depravity. Dictators hiding behind castle walls and armies of destruction for those who dare criticize.
 
Freedom of the press is held hostage as journalists observe through prison bars. The

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Tales Of Our Times: Labels Relegate Ideas To The Trash Heap

Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Labels Relegate Ideas To The Trash Heap

If our democracy is a person, it has fallen into a bad habit. I speak of the standard by which ideas are judged. An old standard was to judge what is right and what is wrong. Or what will work and what won’t.

Times change. Arguers today zero in on who is right and who is wrong. We hear details of who, rarely what or how. “Who” means a person or group, with colored tags attached. The labels say who is honest, smart, or neither. We hear yeas and nays about team hats. An idea itself is given little


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Weekly Fishing Report: Dec. 27, 2019

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Merry Christmas to all anglers.
 
The weather has been cold, but not cold enough to allow ice fishing yet on the lakes here in Northern New Mexico.
 
Eagle Nest Lake remains closed to fishing and boating due to unsafe ice conditions. They are hoping to open the lake to ice fishing by January. An ice-fishing tournament is held in January. Call Friends of the Lake at (575).377.6188 for dates and details. Call (575).377.1594 for current ice conditions.
 
Lake Maloya and Lake Alice at Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton

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Q&A With Congressional Candidate Joseph Sanchez

Congressional District 3 Candidate Joseph Sanchez

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series in which the Los Alamos Daily Post presents the same set of questions to each of the candidates running for Congressional District 3, which serves the northern half of New Mexico.

Democratic candidate Joseph Sanchez provided the following answers:

POST: Why do you believe you are qualified to represent New Mexico in Congress?

SANCHEZ: I have over 20 years of experience working at Los Alamos National Laboratory. No candidate understands


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DNCU Exemplifies Spirit Of Community Giving

DNCU staff from left, Priscila Marquez, Nicki Gallegos, Anne Kane, Cindy Martinez, Mandi George, Rita Zamora and Matthew Waldschmidt in front of DNCU at 1000 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
DNCU staff in front row, Member Service Specialist Priscila Marquez, left, and Member Service Consultant Nicki Gallegos. Back row from left, Vice President – Finance Anne Kane, Assistant Vice President of Service Delivery Matthew Waldschmidt, Assistant Branch Manager Cindy Martinez, Mortgage Loan Officer Mandi George and Automobile Representative Rita Zamora

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An Open Book: Ex Libris, The Gate To The Garden

By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos

Note to Reader: This Open Book column is part of my occasional “Ex Libris” series about books that have made a difference in my life. Hope you enjoy it.

A garden gate is normally in one of three positions. A gate that is locked and secure guards what is behind it, and one may assume that we should not enter. A gate that is wide open is inviting, but because there is no transition and no effort is needed to enter, we may not notice our passage. However, a gate that is closed but not secure, is one whose garden is available to us, but only if we make the effort to unlatch the lock. It


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