Health care debate ignores The Greatest Canadian

We're hearing a lot about health care lately, but we rarely hear much about our neighbor to the north. Just how bad is it up there, anyway?!

Occupy Resides in Rural America, Too

After a long hiatus, the Pencil Warrior returns and weighs in on the Occupy Wall Street movement. You don't wanna miss this one. Trust us.

Declaring democracy on the American plutocracy

If corporations are "people" as the supreme court claims, then perhaps we do need a death penalty after all.

Mountain Mail newspaper to cease operations

After 30 years serving the Socorro, Magdalena, and surrounding communities, the Mountain Mail newspaper will shut down and cease operations. Again.

Why light rail makes sense

New Mexico's RailRunner has come under attack from Governor Martinez. So what, exactly, is her beef with the train system?

Fact, opinion, and self delusion

When talking politics, have you ever noticed how it's always "the other guy" whose facts are questionable? Well, at least until one day, when you look in the mirror and see the dreaded "other guy" staring back at you!

Could talk radio really drive someone to kill?

Jared Lee Loughner's attack on Arizona Representative Gabriel Giffords has started a debate about vitriolic rhetoric in the media. But is there really any truth to the claim that vitriol on the airwaves could lead to violence?

A market-based solution for a market-caused problem

Can the "market" solve a problem that it created in the first place?

Michael Moore to post bail for Julian Assange?

Somebody forgot to tell Michael Moore that he wasn't supposed to take democracy seriously!

“Bring ‘em On” not the exclusive domain of tyrants

If we don't learn from history, we're doomed to repeat it.

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