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Gift Course

Opinion John Heywood—that 16th-century, itinerant playwright and language buff of whom no one has ever heard—included the following wisdom in his 1546 collection of English proverbs: “No man ought to ...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Zane Fischer

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Brown-Baggin' It

Opinion Gas station mini-marts and convenience stores are not really my favorite businesses to patronize. They are bright, tiny, oxygen-deprived tableaux of everything that is impersonal, awkward and irrefutably tragic...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Zane Fischer

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Discernibly Turgid

Opinion I would like to know exactly how many hours of city staff, councilor and attorney time went into passing Santa Fe’s new indecent exposure ordinance. What did it cost us to create and approve this laughabl...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Zane Fischer

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Democracy Club

Opinion The first rule of democracy club is you have to talk about democracy club. No repeating slogans without understanding issues, no reinforcing falsehoods because you can’t be bothered to investigate the tru...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Zane Fischer

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A Descanso for my Father

Opinion Early in September, while Santa Feans readied their gloom for the combustible catharsis of Zozobra, I snuck into a friend’s metal shop and prepared a descanso for my father. He died in June of this year, ...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Zane Fischer

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Identifying Liberaltarians

Opinion As election season points toward us with stunted political logic—blue or red? Left or right? Bad hair or worse hair?—we need to remember how to identify ourselves with the values that really matter to us as ind...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Zane Fischer

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Nationally Guarded

Opinion The recent deployment of members of the National Guard along New Mexico’s Mexican border delicately straddles the Posse Comitatus Act, and smudges the already blurry lines between police, military and pri...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Zane Fischer

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Not So New Mexico

Opinion New Mexico now has offices in Munich, London and Paris! Sort of. According to an Aug. 25 press release issued by the New Mexico Tourism Department, European management and consulting company Mangum Hills Balf...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Zane Fischer

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You Schmooze, You Lose

Opinion City Councilor Rosemary Romero wins the award for “most reasonable proposed ordinance” this summer. In a season that has seen suggestions for panhandling permits and bans against nudity and quasi-nu...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Zane Fischer

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Authentic Restrictions

Opinion According to popular definitions for “mission creep,” there has been a recent textbook example here in Santa Fe. The Plaza Roundtable, established by city resolution in March 2009, recently delivere...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Zane Fischer
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