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Trainclotting

Opinion May 8 is National Train Day. It’s a coast-to-coast celebration of America’s love of trains. Or at least, that’s what the front of my ticket book for the “Hiawatha” train between Ch...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Zane Fischer

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Musical Schools

Opinion Parents whose concerns with the current political and economic climate are less tangled up in vague pseudo-patriotic rhetoric and more grounded in practical matters? Them, I’d be scared of.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Zane Fischer

Think Small, Not Big

...for Santa Fe's Public Schools

Opinion The debate about how Santa Fe Public Schools should close its $6.9 million budget deficit presents a good opportunity to start thinking differently about how we deliver education in our public schools.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Beating a Dead Morse

Opinion Two overriding factors describe the current state of telecommunications. The first is tremendous interconnectivity, allowing for an unprecedented level of information exchange, and attendant advances in me...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Zane Fischer

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Unpopular Decisions

Opinion Here’s a good way to make sure that dropout rates at area schools remain high and that kids become even less engaged with education than they are now: Follow the advice of the Santa Fe Public Schools&rsqu...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Zane Fischer

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Republicants

Opinion Sometimes it’s frustrating to be in Santa Fe’s bizarre political bubble. Everything is falsely rosy and the most pressing issue is red, green or Wi-Fi? Other times our irreality bubble is pleasant...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Zane Fischer

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Skeeple

Opinion When the road to the ski area is icy or snow-packed, you’d think people would exercise sound judgment about traveling. For example, those without four-wheel drives or all-wheel drives or, at least, snow...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Zane Fischer

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Two Steps Forward

Opinion Things don’t stay the same the more they change. Alphonse Karr’s sentiment that plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose just ain’t true. It’s a tempting proverbial t...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Zane Fischer

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The Earth Underneath

Opinion For my vacation, I flew to Arizona, rented a car, drove out to the kind of rural town where broken-down machinery is thought of as sculpture and my iPhone is only useful as a small cheese board, and paid someon...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Zane Fischer

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Lucky Losers

Opinion We know the lucky winners in our municipal elections are going on to grueling and thankless jobs in local politics, but what about the arguably luckier losers? Should they vanish back into the fabric of the cit...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Zane Fischer
 
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