Aug. 31, 2016
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Big Shots at the Capitol

Carrying rounds into the Roundhouse

Blue Corn We live in a state where it is perfectly legal to go visit your representative at the Roundhouse with a gun swinging from your hip.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Robert Basler

Proving It’s Me!

Brilliant solutions for Real IDs?

Blue Corn If you even glanced at a newspaper last month, then you know the biggest problem in New Mexico wasn’t education, unemployment or the budget. It was driver’s licenses.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Robert Basler

If I Had a Hammer

Things that go Trump in the night …

Blue Corn Six months ago, when I endorsed Donald Trump and unveiled my Santa Feans for Trump organization, some of you laughed. Okay, all of you laughed.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Robert Basler

Shut Your Big Trap!

You wanna play hiking roulette?

Blue Corn For people who love the outdoors, New Mexico is truly a magical place. You can hike for miles and miles on public land, marvel over indescribable vistas, gasp at exotic wildlife, desperately try to free your f...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Robert Basler

Say, What’s in This Drink?

Here’s a sobering thought…

Blue Corn People ask me all the time, what’s the best thing about being a columnist for SFR? That’s easy. It’s hanging out with my colleagues in the newspaper’s sumptuous staff lounge. It has an open bar, hot buf...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Robert Basler

Pizzagate!

What do you want on YOUR Tombstone?

Blue Corn It seems New Mexico’s governor, Susana Martinez, attended a rowdy holiday pizza party at the Eldorado Hotel here. Things got out of hand, she used her authority to bully the local police, and she later apo...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Robert Basler

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch…

Santa Fe Holiday Classics

Blue Corn Hey Bob, happy holidays! And a Merry Christmas to you, inquisitive reader who writes in boldface! You follow pop culture, right? Why aren’t there any classic holiday movies set here in Santa Fe?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Robert Basler

Tiny Triumphs

To foster fostering…

Blue Corn If you came here to read another sarcastic, smartass column, I’m sorry. Today, I’m doing a kinder, gentler piece as befits the season. The topic is kittens.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Robert Basler

Seven Bucks? Woo-Hoo!

Guess you can’t get here from there…

Blue Corn Right now, if somebody said I had a choice of taking a commercial airline flight or eating a bucket of live cockroaches, my response would be, “Can I put some horseradish on those suckers?”

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Robert Basler

We’re Number Two!

Makin’ a list, checkin’ it twice

Blue Corn You may have heard about a new one of those “Readers’ Choice” lists recently. This one, in Conde Nast Traveler magazine, revealed “The 15 Best Small Cities in the US.”

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Robert Basler
 
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