This is a big win for the people of New Mexico and our nation. And it isn't the only win this week for Veterans.
The ghosts I was writing about were just normal people pursuing their aspirations and dreams down an American road.
We shouldn't be putting women into the position where the crime against them is considered to be more or less valid depending on whether they carry their baby to term. Whether a rape results in pregnancy is irrelevant to the fact that a rape occurred and is punishable by law.
If you haven't visited lately, or ever, please do stop by. Here's what I like best about this city on Route 66.
So what do you do? The answer is easy: You plan a trip to a ski town that's more than just, well, a ski town.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, has all you need to get into the festive spirit with carolers, musical performances, special holiday gallery exhibitions and fun for the whole family.
As a lifelong resident of New Mexico who has hunted and fished on public lands all over New Mexico and the West, I would like to thank our retiring Senator Jeff Bingaman for his decades of support of sportsmen and all citizens through his stewardship of our nation's natural gifts and wild places.
Like Georgia O'Keefe in a pile of bull skulls, we are happy as can be when surrounded by the sandy minimalism of heat-soaked west.
It's a pattern we are seeing all over the country. Big Coal, Big Oil, and other polluters are spending millions to force their agenda on the American people. But there's one thing their money can never buy -- the passion of our volunteers.
If you've ever visited one of these remote and rugged places, you can't help but wonder about the people who came to seek their fortunes and created these towns.
The Republicans want to work people into a lather over fictional voter fraud while the real problem is Republican led voter suppression, intimidation and outright cheating.
The majority of people moving to Las Cruces are not moving here for the same reason that one might move from the Hamptons to Florida. The affluent are not flowing here for picturesque coastal views and year-round subtropical weather.
In summary, American Latinos in the United States are much more than the undocumented; yet they, too, are part of our story and of our concern. Comprehensive immigration reform need not be inhumane nor undertaken in a vacuum.
I witness a spectacular show on the ride from the airport, a distant storm pouncing on the terrain, blowing dust and fueling lightning strikes.
Without Democrats standing up for progressive values and reversing the Obama administration's unpopular anti-medical marijuana policy, a spoiler candidate in a Western state is an increasingly likely outcome.
It can't be easy being a climate denier this summer. Record-breaking heat waves, freak storms, enormous fires, and the worst drought in 50 years are making it harder to ignore the reality of climate change.