With Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez leading in polls, and a revised set of rules on the table, New Mexico’s medical cannabis program participants have a new worry: whether the three-year-old program will even survive.
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 truth yourself and, most of all, no laying claim to your rights as an individual under the Constitution if you can’t also accept the responsibilities of individuals in participatory government. Democracy must be an ongoing public dialogue.
The flier first caught the eye of Santa Fe activist Sloan Cunningham as she perused a local bulletin board. It announces a 5-6 pm, Oct. 13 candidate reception for Republicans John Sanchez and Dianna Duran—candidates for lt. gov. and secretary of state, respectively—in Sunflower Market’s DeVargas Center parking lot
As members of the New Mexico Justice League Political Action Committee, they’re new. As political insiders? Not so much. Former Center for Civic Policy Director Eli Il Yong Lee and veteran campaign managers Neri Holguin and Sandra Wechsler have teamed up as a new PAC dedicated to re-energizing progressive voters.
For more than eight years, Paul White has hosted a monthly poetry series, Poetry at Paul’s, at his home in Chupadero. A glassblower and fuser by trade, White has worked in education and community organizing, participating with and initiating numerous associations in land and water use, agriculture and more.
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-nudity, Romero’s proposed revamp of the city’s ethics code is stunning in its legislative relevance.
New Mexico gubernatorial candidates Diane Denish and Susana Martinez "debated" last night. That is to say, they exchanged empty talking points on television."Neither candidate is a brilliant debater," Heath Haussaman writes. He's nearly as polite as moderator Winston Brooks, who failed to elicit anything compelling from either Denish or Martinez.Watch the video at KNME. For best results, put your PJs on and sip on a glass of warm milk.Read SFR's recent coverage of the candidate's lackluster economic plans (here) and big money backers (here).