New Mexico Watchdog takes you inside the castle Manny Aragon has been building for the past 21 years in Albuquerque’s South Valley. See the monument being built by the man who was once the most powerful politician in New Mexico in a video report by New Mexico Watchdog’s Steve McAllister.
While Democrats in Congress work overtime to make their health care reforms appear to be “deficit neutral,” University of New Mexico economist Micha Gisser cuts through the disinformation and explains exactly why the plans for a government takeover of America’s health care is simply not possible without dramatically increasing the deficit. Read the article here.
We at the Rio Grande Foundation typically go after the idiocy and corruption of our state political leaders, but the TSA is one entity that we all deal with on a regular basis, but that I have not written about extensively. This is largely because there seems to be no momentum in Congress to undo […]
As “cap and trade” remains bottled up in Congress (thankfully), New Mexico quietly moves closer to allowing the appointed, not elected Environmental Improvement Board, to force New Mexicans to live under a draconian set of carbon emissions regulations. The petition, filed by the green group “New Energy Economy,” would, if adopted, give New Mexico the […]
Today, my friends (and occasional allies) Fred Nathan of Think New Mexico and Allen Sanchez with the Catholic Church wrote an article in the Albuquerque Journal decrying efforts by the Albuquerque Chamber to convince politicians in Santa Fe to oppose re-instating the tax on groceries that was abolished a few years ago. While the Rio […]
Irony can be fun. This article (actually a letter to the editor) from the Washington Post caught my eye. The reader discusses the sorry state of the memorial, which is located near the National Mall in Washington. According to the letter-writer: Many of the light fixtures that are crucial to enjoying, or even navigating, the […]
You are hereby encouraged to sign this petition. Better still, upon signing, the website allows you to send letters to your members of Congress. Check it out here
According to the Albuquerque Journal this morning, the City of Albuquerque faces a $24 million deficit this year. First and foremost, thank you Mayor Marty for leaving the incoming Mayor and the taxpayers of Albuquerque such a nice lump of coal in our (early) Christmas stockings. Unfortunately, there are no easy ways to solve a […]
Yesterday, the Albuquerque Journal editorialized about the very real possibility that, due to the fact that the federal government has refused to extend the requirement that states align themselves with the 2005 REAL ID law, residents of New Mexico will be required to carry a passport in order to get on an airplane. Of course, […]
Ever been frustrated because it seemed like party insiders had already chosen their candidate before you ever get to weigh in? Would you like to meet and compare the candidates for New Mexico’s highest office in a casual, low-key forum? If you are interested in finding out more about the people who are vying to […]