When it comes to income inequality in the U.S., Nick Estes says “government is the only solution” while Paul Gessing says “it’s not inequality, it’s about poverty.”
Estes’ political yin squared off against Gessing’s political yang in Albuquerque Wednesday evening (June 12) in a debate about the best solutions to help those falling behind economically.
About 50 people [...]
With the controversy over surveillance programs conducted by the federal government raging, the chief of the National Security Agency appeared in front of the U.S. Senate’s Appropriations Committee on Wednesday (June 12).
And New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall turned in the sound bite of the hearing when addressing Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the NSA, who defended the surveillance [...]
With the entire state bone-dry from a drought of nearly Biblical proportions, New Mexico legislators have established a subcommittee to discuss what can be done as rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs go dry while farmers, ranchers, recreation users, forest officials and homeowners struggle.
“We need to deal with the immediate problems but also to look five or 10 years [...]
Rob Nikolewski of New Mexico Watchdog appeared on “New Mexico In Focus” on KNME-TV last Friday night (June 7) on a panel discussing a variety of political issues in the state, including the ongoing scandal surrounding the hacked e-mail account that belonged to Gov. Susana Martinez.
Here’s the clip:
Firefighters battling wildfires on two different fronts in Northern New Mexico are making progress but the blazes outside the town of Pecos and another in the Jemez Mountains are just 5 percent contained as of Monday morning (June 3) and officials worry that warmer weather could make things even more difficult.
Hotter and drier conditions are expected Monday [...]
Is this a preview of the advertising battle we’ll see in the 2014 governor’s race?
The New Mexico Republican Party has released a YouTube video attacking state Sen. Tim Keller, describing him as ” breathtakingly and shockingly radical.”
Sen. Keller, who has been mulling a possible run to challenge Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, wasn’t aware that the [...]
We had a chance to talk to Gov. Susana Martinez today (May 1) for a few minutes and, with the trusty Flip camera in tow, joined a couple other reporters for a quick interview.
New Mexico Watchdog asked her about what seems like the pending USDA approval of a horse slaughter facility in Roswell. Click here [...]
For fiscal conservatives, the trillion-dollar budget deficits the U.S. has run up threaten the economic future of the world’s largest economy.
But liberals insist the government should spend more money when the economy is stagnant and unemployment is high, even though it means running up larger deficits in the short term.
Earlier this week, Paul Gessing, president [...]
An author and economist who followed the career of Margaret Thatcher – and who worked with her on a biography — said in a recent interview that the woman who served as British prime minister from 1979-1990 leaves a powerful legacy in international affairs while leading a transformation of the economic landscape in the United [...]
The debate about climate change has been a passionate one, with arguments falling into three general categories:
1) the planet is definitely warming, the chief culprit is humans pumping pollution into the atmosphere and nations across the globe must immediately get on board a plan to reduce their carbon footprints
2) there is evidence the planet is warming but [...]