Roundhouse Opens Today with NM Voices for Children Youth Day 9-2 and Opening of Session at Noon

We’ve been planning for many months for the legislative session and it begins today .As NM Voices for Children has declared: “It is time to go bold, or go home.” We couldn’t agree more. Today we focus on NM Voices and the Governor’s plans for K-12 education, a bad sign for recreational marijuana, and other…

Trump Lies and Dissembles. Two Minute CNN Fact Check Video Rebuts It All. Truthout Declares: “Trump is Our National Emergency!”

The post also includes good news, the impact of new leadership in New Mexico. Our votes did matter. We still need to be vigilant, but the PARCC standardized testing is gone with the stroke of the pen and the Oil Conservation Commission reversed its fracking decision.  Progress is possible and we meet today to advance…

Trump On Verge of Using National Emergency Powers. Prime Time Speech Tonight. This is VERY Scary.

Two weeks ago, citing a Brennan Justice Center report, Retake blogged about how Trump could use emergency powers to do all kinds of undemocratic, borderline fascist actions.  Well. Trump is  now floating the idea of bypassing Congress, declaring a national emergency and using military funding to build the wall. This could well also be a…

Strong Polling Evidence: Trump Voters Support an Array of Progressive Social Justice Policies– a Huge Opening

Trump told them the Dems didn’t understand them, that he would get them jobs and protect them from those scary immigrants and from others threatening to take their guns. But on minimum wage, tuition-free college, universal health care and other social justice issues, they support progressive positions even more strongly than centrist Dems.  Hmmm. Read…

A Call to Action: Humanitarian Crisis in Mexico, Words from Allegra Love Outside Tijuana

The post provides a reminder to make a contribution to a local non-profit today, provides a summary of the New Mexican Our View on gas & oil industries wanton disregard for regulations protecting the land, a student-developed Chaco exhibit, our coming Roundhouse organizing meeting, and a powerful plea from Allegra Love, on the ground in…

Misogyny Gone Mad–GOP Circles the Wagons As Two More Charges Surface & 4 New Witnesses Corroborate Ford’s Claims

[Late breaking: Monica Youngblood guilty of Aggravated DWI.]  Anita Hill commented recently that she felt we had learned much from #metoo and that charges of sexual assault would be taken more seriously. Maybe among most of America, but the GOP and its despicable President are doubling down on Kavanaugh. We must make them pay.