The Two Words That Make All the Difference in Marijuana Polling

By: Monday May 12, 2014 1:31 pm

New Mexico provides a good example of how important the specific phrasing is for marijuana polling results. Pointing out that a proposal to legalize marijuana would also “regulate” and “tax” it dramatically increases support.

 

Come Saturday Morning: Martinez, Christie, and the Hispanic Vote

By: Saturday April 19, 2014 6:45 am

The Republicans have managed to field a Hispanic politician, Susana Martinez, who up until now was considered the GOP’s best shot at winning over the Latino bloc. Her charisma even won her comparisons with another up-and-coming Republican governor, Chris Christie.

Well, she’s still drawing the Christie comparisons now, but not for the best of reasons.

A police badge is not a license to kill

By: Saturday April 5, 2014 6:40 pm

A police badge is not a license to kill.

Plurality Backs Legalization in New Mexico

By: Saturday March 29, 2014 9:16 am

As with all marijuana polling there is a big generational divide. It has majority support among voters under 46 but it is still opposed by a significant number of senior citizens. Clearly the demographics should help to steadily increase support in the future.

Celebrity Race to Space: Lady Gaga Announces 2015 Space Show

By: Friday November 8, 2013 8:00 pm

I don’t know about you guys but I’m super excited by the prospect of going to Space. Even more so after renowned scientist/ tweeter Neil deGrasse Tyson’s epic twitter live-tweet of the movie Gravity and all the things the movie got wrong. At a certain point you just want to check things out for yourself.

William deBuys, Goodbye to All That (Water)

By: Tuesday July 30, 2013 6:00 pm

Martha and the Vandellas would have loved it. Metaphorically speaking, the New York Times practically swooned over it. (“An unforgiving heat wave held much of the West in a sweltering embrace over the weekend, tying or breaking temperature records in several cities, grounding flights, sparking forest fires, and contributing to deaths.”) It was a “deadly” heat wave, a “record” one that, in headlines everywhere, left the West and later the rest of the country “sweltering,” and that was, again in multiple headlines, “scary.”

Republican Governor of New Mexico Plans to Expand Medicaid

By: Thursday January 10, 2013 3:16 pm

When the Supreme Court declared the Medicaid expansion under the ACA optional the big question was: would any Republican dare reject such a “good deal?” Now that almost half a dozen Republican governors have publicly declared their decision not to take part, the question has instead become: will any Republican governors dare buck the party by accepting it?

Martinez is only the second GOP governor to decide to take part. The other is Nevada’s Governor Brian Sandoval who announced his intent to expand Medicaid late last year.

How Former NM Governor Gary Johnson Could Impact the Election

By: Wednesday August 1, 2012 11:20 am

Gary Johnson, the popular former Republican governor of New Mexico, is running for President on the Libertarian Party ticket. He is possibly the most popular third party candidate this cycle, though support is quite small at a national level. While Johnson currently seems to have effectively no chance of winning, he could still be a factor.

Obama Lead Shrinks in New Mexico

By: Wednesday July 18, 2012 4:24 pm

President Obama still holds the lead in the swing state of New Mexico. According to PPP Obama leads 49 percent to Romney at 44 percent, but this is a serious drop from earlier in the year.

Eric Griego, House Candidate in New Mexico, Wants Corrupt Bankers to Go to Jail

By: Thursday May 17, 2012 12:00 pm

The public has a thirst for a real crackdown on Wall Street. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, in the 48 hours since it went out with a petition in support of a new Glass-Steagall Act to separate commercial and investment banking received 60,000 signatures, and counting. But it’s not just arcane subjects about permitted practices by financial firms that has animated people. Eric Griego, a Democrat running for the House in New Mexico, released an ad this week with the line “I won’t stop until Wall Street bankers who broke the law go to jail.” The ad starts with the story of Alan and Melinda Witt who lost a good deal of their life savings in the stock market during the 2008 crash, right as they had planned to retire.

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