Dec 7 - 13, 2006 

Thin Line

By John Bear

The Land of Bush--Yes, we've finally begun to question whether the Iraq War can be won at all, but it seems to come too late, especially since the whole thing has been an obvious sham since the beginning. The fact remains that the media has let Dubya slide for too long. Nobody's asking him why he keeps changing his mind about why we went to Iraq in the first place. And his reasons keep getting more vague. First it was because of very specific horrible weapons, then it was a very specific horrible person, now it's just "Iraq was a threat."

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The Real Side

Tattooed Christians

Fishers of Dudes

By Jim Scarantino

M88 may be the biggest radio station you never heard of. And they're playing to a huge audience that, likewise, may be completely off your radar.

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Ortiz y Pino

The Cellar Door

New Mexico's lack of education

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

Kay Monaco spent the past nine years conscientiously documenting New Mexico’s numerous failings.

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News Feature

Roundhouse Wind-up

Pundits Doll Up Three Measures for Next Year's Legislative Session

By Marisa Demarco

It's that time of year again. Statesmen and women in New Mexico are looking toward the next Legislative Session (Jan. 16 to March 17) with a peculiar gleam in their eye. It's the shine of potential laws aimed to support their causes. There's no telling which measures will find a sponsor or corner the support they need to become one for the lawbooks, but this week, the Alibi's highlighting a few contenders: a bill that would call for automatic, state-funded recounts in certain elections; statewide expansion of parts of Albuquerque's HEART ordinance; and Think New Mexico's "30 percent solution," which would require the lottery to put more of its revenue toward scholarships.

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Guest Editorial

The Bush Plan

Consider the possibility that the war in Iraq is going exactly as planned

By Dan Vukelich

Why did it take the loss of Republican control of Congress to force even an iota of shift in President Bush’s Iraq policy?

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline: Canada--A Red Deer man has been jailed after an outraged burglar stumbled across massive amounts of child pornography on his computer and called police. William Mitchell recently pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court to charges of possessing child porn. Mitchell was charged in October 2005 after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, acting on an anonymous tip, searched his home. An agreed statement says someone had broken into Mitchell’s residence and taken a video camera. The burglar later contacted police, telling them the camera contained images of child pornography and would be left on the steps of a local church. Police retrieved the camera and soon realized the burglar had videotaped a computer monitor displaying the illegal images. Following the address printed on the burglar’s note, police seized computer equipment containing 13,315 pornographic images. Mitchell will remain in jail until his sentencing. Cpl. Greg Brown of Red Deer RCMP told the Canadian Press that the burglary remains unsolved.

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Letters

The readers write.

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