Entries Tagged as 'U.S. Sen. Tom Udall'

An Unlikely (But Worthy) Journal Editorial Topic: Forgiveness of Student Loan Debt

August 1st, 2014 · No Comments · budget policy, economy, Education, journalism, tax policy

By Denise Tessier To follow up on yesterday’s post, student loan debt is another topic the Albuquerque Journal editorial board has dealt with incompletely. And it has squandered opportunities to advocate for action that might help put the state and nation on firmer economic ground. First, some background: While the Journal seems to have had […]

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Media Complicit in Allowing 60-Vote Threshold To Become Routine

April 22nd, 2013 · 3 Comments · journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Senate Defeats Gun Proposals WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected broader background checks for gun buyers and limits on the capacity of firearm magazines – proposals that had the support of both of New Mexico’s senators. Let’s set aside one’s individual preferences on gun control measures (although polls show that […]

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Widespread Misunderstanding: Round Two

March 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier As he did with his Senate clarifications on rising gas prices, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman last week found he needed to set the record straight on another energy misunderstanding, this time related to a $50 light bulb. Bingaman’s latest clarification took the form of a guest column that appeared in the Albuquerque […]

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A Gap in Legislative News: Citizens United

February 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Those who read ABQJournalWatch’s sister Web site, Clearly New Mexico, know that the state House of Representatives has voted to ask Congress to send the states a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. House Memorial 4 passed that body 38-29 more than a week ago (Jan. 31). […]

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