Tag: New Mexico

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While war rages abroad and inflation ravages pocketbooks at home, the US House of Representatives found time to pass the MORE Act – the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act last week. Three Republicans: Florida US Reps. Matt Gaetz and Brian Mast, along with their California colleague, Tom McClintock, joined 217 Democrats to narrowly pass […]

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The border crisis was in plain view in September when Americans were stunned by images of thousands of migrant families huddled under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas. Less dramatic, but no less important, is a 180-mile stretch of border to the west, where New Mexico borders on Mexico, where illegal migrants are more likely to be single males trying to avoid detection.

New Mexico Congresswoman Yvette Herrell, whose district includes her state’s entire international border, joins Parsing Immigration Policy to describe the situation there and the impact the non-stop flow of migrants is having on New Mexico and the rest of the country.


Americans have watched the videos of the migrant caravans comprised of thousands of migrants from all over the world coming to the southern border. Americans have read the numbers – agents apprehended 1,659,206 illegal migrants in FY2021, an all-time record for apprehensions at the southwest border, and tens of thousands of ‘gotaways’ entered the country monthly. But most Americans have never heard the details of how the lack of operational control of the border impacts their fellow taxpaying countrymen, who live and work near the border.

Russell Johnson, a fourth generation cattle rancher who lives and works along eight miles of the border, joins Mark Krikorian, the Center’s executive director and host of Parsing Immigration Policy, to discuss how illegal immigration effects his business and family and the impact of various policies adopted over the last 15 years. He describes the cost and time required to protect himself, his family and his property from a constant flow of trespassers.

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I first became aware of New Mexico’s Incompetent Fascist Governor™ back in March of last year when she she signed a bill into law requiring background checks for gun sales between individuals. Most of county sheriffs in the state immediately said that they had more important things to do than attempt to enforce an unenforceable […]

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I found an old Albuquerque Journal edition, from 29 March 2020, while cleaning this weekend. WuFlu is the big news and the headline is “513 COVID-19 Deaths Predicted For NM”. The chart has a projection of 513 deaths by 3 July with an error range of 245 to 803 deaths. The article states that “researchers […]

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Tom Tobin: ‘He Could Track a Grasshopper Through Sagebrush’


In October of 1863, southwestern Colorado Territory was months into a murder spree that would put any modern serial killer to shame. But Lieutenant Colonel Samuel F. Tappan thought he might well be looking at a chance to end it for good.

Leander Philbrook had stumbled into Fort Garland with word that he had escaped the murderers after they had shot the mules he was driving. He had been traveling by wagon between Trinidad and Costilla with Maria Dolores Sanches when attacked. The man and woman had fled on foot but soon Maria had hidden in some rocks so as not to slow down Philbrook while he searched for help.

A detachment sent by Tappan to rescue the woman met Maria on the way. She was able to confirm that she and Philbrook had been attacked by Felipe Espinosa and his nephew Jose Vincente. She had come out of hiding when a Hispanic man came by driving a cart and was asking him for help when the killers caught her. They told the man to go on his way (after robbing him) and to tell “them” that it was the Espinosas who had killed her when her body was found. They then brutally raped the woman and then tied her to a tree to continue a search for Philbrook, telling her they would come back to rape her some more and kill her after they found the man.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see seven more judicial nominees have been confirmed in the U.S. Senate this week and eight more will happen next week.  They also assume “Cocaine Mitch” is pleased to see the West Virginia Supreme Court block failed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Don Blankenship from appearing on the November ballot as a different party’s nominee.  They’re also pulling their hair out as child abuse charges are dropped against the suspects from the alleged Islamic extremist school shooter training camp because prosecutors failed to hold a preliminary hearing quickly enough.  And they get a kick out of Clinton-era Labor Secretary Robert Reich arguing that President Trump should not only be impeached if evidence of Russian collusion is found but that the Supreme Court should invalidate every action taken during his time in office.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are baffled by the lack of media coverage about a New Mexico compound where starving children were reportedly being trained to carry out school shootings, and they find, once again, that the FBI responded slowly to compelling tips.  They also continue to find entertainment in socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is now claiming that medicare-for-all would eliminate funeral expenses.  And they wonder why Florida Sen. Bill Nelson had made claims about Russian interference in the election when no state official has heard anything about it.

If New Mexico Voters Want Trump to Be President, They Should Vote for Johnson


Gary-Johnson-New-MexicoIn a recent poll by the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico voters were asked which candidate they support: 35% said Hillary Clinton, 31% said Donald Trump, 24% said Gary Johnson, and 2% said Jill Stein.

As these numbers suggest, if a significant share of Trump supporters were to vote for Johnson, then this would give Johnson a plurality of New Mexico’s voters, which by New Mexico law, would give Johnson all five of New Mexico’s electoral votes.

If the electoral vote among the other states is sufficiently close, this would cause no candidate to win a majority of the Electoral College, which would mean that the presidential race would be decided by the US House of Representatives. Should this happen, the Constitution requires House members to vote by state delegations, whereby each state only has one vote.

Cruz Cedes OR, NM Primaries to Kasich; Focuses on Indiana (UPDATE: Trump Responds)


Jeff Roe, Cruz for President’s campaign manager released the following statement late Sunday:

Having Donald Trump at the top of the ticket in November would be a sure disaster for Republicans. Not only would Trump get blown out by Clinton or Sanders, but having him as our nominee would set the party back a generation. To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico, and we would hope that the allies of both campaigns would follow our lead. In other states holding their elections for the remainder of the primary season, our campaign will continue to compete vigorously to win.