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Slew of Bad Rankings Reflect New Mexico's Difficult Reality

By Paul J. Gessing

Over the years, New Mexicans have grown used to seeing their state at the bottom of a lot of good lists and at the top of many of the bad ones. This long-term systemic problem has g-- Continue reading

GOP energy report card: 2015

Last year, when Republicans gained a decisive edge in both houses of Congress, I made predictions as to the six energy-policy changes we could expect—as the two parties have very different views on energ-- Continue reading

Letter to Editor about snow

I sit at my desk and read the BEAT at 8:00 pm and it is difficult to comprehend that my fellow Grant Countians are being subjected to a powerful snow storm while I sit here with my air conditioner goi-- Continue reading

Do You Realize Now What You Have Done?

By Rena Wetherelt

I was there as a witness in the famous Montana Hunting District (HD) 313 standing above Deckard Flats, the first weekend of hunting season 2015, imagining the largest migrating-- Continue reading

The Omnibus Spending Package: Good Energy Policy, Bad Energy Policy

The decades-old legislation that prevented American producers from exporting oil is officially overturned—despite previous presidential threats to veto a bill to lift the oil export ban. That's good pol-- Continue reading

With the Paris Climate Conference Complete, What Comes Next, What Will It Cost You, and What Can You Do about It?

The UN Climate Conference in Paris ended, as predicted, late and with lots of fanfare over the "agreement" that contains little enforceable language—other than reporting emissions. CO2 reduction goals a-- Continue reading

Beat Rant on drivers in parking lots

Hey, drivers, you see those lines in parking lots that cars are supposed to park between?

Did you ever notice that usually they are SOLID white or yellow lines?

You're driving, so I hope you have a dr-- Continue reading

Op-Ed on ESSA by Betty Patterson, NEA-NM president

Op-Ed by Betty Patterson, NEA-NM president

New Mexico ushers in this holiday season with one of the best gifts students and educators have received in a long time—passage of the Every Student Succeeds A-- Continue reading

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