Category Archives: New Mexico Politics

The Oneness of New Mexico. Legislative, Executive, Judicial: unified! Politics and Government: same-same.

Dreaming Academic Freedom In Las Vegas, N.M.

Fight politics with politics, leave the faculty be

How I came to support the master of the New Mexico Senate for president of a small state college and a few afterthoughts.

Year In Review: Bill Richardson Changed The NM Constitution

Not that there’s anything wrong with that

Trouble with a judge? The highways? The schools? Who ya gonna call? In New Mexico now, you call the governor’s office.

Can A Good Politician Make It Rain?

Keep the faith, New Mexico

New Mexico’s response to the drought is being written by lawyers and political experts. Meteorologists and geologists don’t write that good.

Some Rapid Reading About Rapid Transit

(Or, Light Reading About Light Rail)

Too bad rapid Bill Richardson’s idea about light rail transportation avoids the Albuquerque Central problem. Too bad Mayor Martin Chavez is unrealistic. Urban light rail works in the four biggest North American Rocky Mountain metro areas. The fifth is Albuquerque. Impossible dream?

Lord Save Us From The Demon Rum (And Also Fred)

The source of evil explained in one press release!

Minnie B. Owens had it right: the saloon men eventually will ruin the state. They aren’t doing much good for Bill Richardson’s political career either.

Message Control, Bill Richardson Style

Economic growth package, yes. Tax bill, not!

The Santa Fe press corps exploded in laughter when Bill Richardson made a slip of the tongue. But it was nervous laughter. The reporters were tense. The governor eats softball questions for lunch.

The Terminator Vs. The Iron Man

California. New Mexico. Same Political Theory

What is to be learned from the California recall and Arnold Schwarzenegger? New Mexico has already been through it. The story does not end with the election.

Two Ways of Looking at a Bill Bear

Why Bill Richardson

Why Bill Richardson “lost” Amendment No. 2 in the special election: Was it the the total return? Or something bigger, like the chickens coming home to roost?

A Long Letter From A Good Citizen

Aubrey Dunn is a straight shooter

I freelanced the arguments from Aubrey Dunn’s polemical e-mail on Bill Richardson’s school deal, but the anecdotes of corruption called for real journalism.

The Strategic Importance Of Verbal Camouflage

The Strategic Importance Of Verbal Camouflage

High energy access tools, educational reform and accountability initiative. Words, words, words. Do they mean anything anymore?