Entries Tagged as 'Leslie Linthicum'

Flashes of Wit Give Relief from Negativity

January 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Who knew that John Fleck had a sense of humor? Perhaps his friends and family, but not me, not until I read his Upfront column headlined “The Locksley Factor, Plus Tasty Bratwurst” Tuesday, Jan. 3. A riff on the presumed correlation between losing football teams and high student GPAs, it was slyly […]

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Resignation Editorial a Rush to Judgment

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier I’m not sure which is more problematic: that the Journal in its Sunday lead editorial called for Third Judicial District Judge Michael Murphy to resign, or that the editorial began with a quote from N.M. Supreme Court Justice Charles Daniels as some sort of justification for the editorial position. Just because you […]

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A Call for Clarity

October 13th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Every so often, a word gets dropped from a story in the Albuquerque Journal. It makes the reader pause, but usually, one can surmise what the dropped word was and continue reading. Frankly, I’ve always marveled — even when I was working in the midst of it — at the way talented […]

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Where Is Media Advocacy as the U.S. Postal Service – and Rural America – Come Under Siege?

October 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Why isn’t local media, including the Albuquerque Journal, championing preservation of the U.S. Postal Service? Aside from it being an American institution that predates nationhood (founded 1775), aside from it being synonymous with the origin and history of most U.S. towns, aside from the delivery service it provides less expensively than private […]

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Taking Note

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Let’s take note of two worthwhile Journal pieces. John Fleck’s story about upcoming WIPP layoffs (Thursday, Sept. 22, C1) lucidly tracked federal budget cuts down to contractors and, eventually, their workers. It wasn’t Fleck’s job to carry the story further, but it stands to reason that 65 fewer WIPP employees buying stuff […]

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Rare Symmetry

June 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Most of us by now have received forwarded emails about this upcoming calendar event: This year, July will have five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays, an anomaly that reportedly occurs just once every 823 years. I can’t vouch for the report’s accuracy in terms of occurrence, but was reminded of it when […]

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Move Over, Rodney Dangerfield: Gary Johnson Gets No Respect

June 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier For Rodney Dangerfield, it was a punch line. Nowadays, Gary Johnson is the guy getting no respect – and it’s no joke. Back in April, when Journal Washington correspondent Michael Coleman reported on former Gov. Gary Johnson’s announcement he would run for president, Leslie Linthicum humorously theorized on the possibilities of a […]

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When the Local Daily Delivers National News

May 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Years ago, before we had quick access to in-depth national reports via the Internet, on more than one occasion I found myself defending the Albuquerque Journal for its so-called shortcomings in delivering national news. In one conversation in particular, an indignant local resident called the Journal “useless” and not worth buying because […]

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Thank you, Leslie Linthicum

March 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert I knew all about mandatory retention of little kids in the public schools, what it meant and where I stood on it before I read Leslie Linthicum’s UpFront column in the Journal, Thursday, March 3. And all of a sudden, I was uncertain, confused, a bit at sea. Isn’t that great? After […]

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More on Florida Education Plan: Just Bunk?

February 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier To follow up on posts by colleague Tracy Dingmann and myself on Florida’s education plan: Tracy is spot-on that the Journal’s editorial endorsement of the Florida plan is likely due to the fact that the plan is the darling of the Rio Grande Foundation. (And I agree that Leslie Linthicum’s reality-based UpFront […]

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