Climate Change is Real

Sadly, our Republican members of Congress don’t seem to believe in Science. Nor do they believe the evidence that keeps piling up about the reality of human-caused climate change. A New York Times story discusses the tragedy of warming oceans on Australia’s Great Reef, in which huge amounts of coral …

Opioid Addiction

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention notes that New Mexico’s overdose death rate has improved. We’ve gone from 49th worst in the nation to 43rd. That is a substantial improvement. There is also a 7% drop in overdose deaths reported between 2014 and 2015. Nationwide, however, overdose deaths have …

Immigration Enforcement

On January 25, 2017, Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13768. This order enforces a law that’s been around since 2002. But Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama chose not to fully enforce immigration law. If an illegal immigrant was more than 100 miles away from the border, or had been here …