Entries Tagged as 'Paul Gessing'

Unions vs. Oil and Gas

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier In case you hadn’t noticed, AFSCME legislative director for New Mexico Carter Bundy had a column on nmpolitics.net this week  (March 7) that challenged, point by point, a previous column the site had run by Paul Gessing. Now, it’s not surprising that a union rep would criticize a column that’s blatantly anti-union, […]

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Everybody’s an Expert

January 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Albuquerque resident Eugene Aronson made a timely point in a letter to the editor that ran in the Albuquerque Journal Jan. 25, saying he didn’t understand “how the idea that one person’s opinion is as valid as anyone else’s came about.” He added: If I am deathly ill, I certainly would not […]

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The One (Opinion) That Got Away

September 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Sometimes, when I’m in a serious mood, reading the Albuquerque Journal conjures up Yeats. “The best lack all conviction,” the poet wrote, “while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” But when I have distance, reading the morning paper can be fun. Today, for example, it’s clear the Journal desperately needs Paul […]

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The Journal Breaks Its Own Rule

September 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert This is to acknowledge an exceptional Albuquerque Journal story. It ran on the front page Friday, Sept. 10, under the headline: “Federal Spending in N.M. Up 15%.” I was immediately struck by the headline over the account from Barry Massey of the (state) Associated Press. You see – cue the trumpets! – […]

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The Journal's Pre-Labor Day Slap

September 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Is it just me, or did anyone else think the Journal displayed the height of bad taste and arrogance by running a pre-Labor Day guest column written by a guy who penned a blog post earlier this year called “Time to Ban Public Employee Labor Unions?” How about if I answer my […]

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The Koch Brothers: Corporate Wizards of Oz

August 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert The Aug. 30 New Yorker story “Covert Operations,” Jane Mayer’s chronicle of the Koch brothers’ “war against Obama,” is worth reading. Mayer may overstate the power of those wealthy far right activists, but she does support her hypothesis with evidence and – here’s our local angle – the article casts some (incidental) […]

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The Journal Can Take A Hint

May 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Could it be that the editors of the Albuquerque Journal have actually taken a suggestion from ABQJournalWatch.com? Maybe. Because today (May 13) there was a guest opinion piece about tax lightning on the paper’s editorial page written by Micha Gisser, professor emeritus of economics at the University of New Mexico and senior […]

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Journal Has A Soft Spot for Local Ultra-Conservatives

April 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Journal readers should probably tote a scorecard when they peruse the paper’s editorial page these days – because they really need one to keep track of all the local ultra-conservative writers and groups that have found such a cozy and welcoming home there. Here’s the latest example: On April 19, the Journal […]

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Back To The Future With Marita K. Noon

December 1st, 2009 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann I honestly didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at the simplistic editorial about energy by frequent guest commentator Marita K. Noon in Monday’s Albuquerque Journal. I understand that, as head of the energy trade booster group Citizens Alliance for Responsible Energy, Noon’s “Energy Use Makes Holiday’s Go Round” (subscription required) is […]

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