Politics

Can journalistic theories explain foreign press criticism of the U.S. president?

170 Views   C&J faculty and student researchers analyze foreign criticisms of U.S. leaders David Weiss, the chair of the Communication and Journalism Department at The University of New Mexico, and his student, undergraduate Andrew Schumann, are currently researching foreign criticism of U.S. presidents. In particular, they are looking at foreign

Democratic House leaders move to dissolve land grant panel

71 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Top Democrats in the New Mexico House have chosen to dissolve a legislative committee that deals with Hispanic land grants, traditional irrigation districts known as acequias and other local government and cultural affairs.

Educators across New Mexico denounce oil and gas campaigns

65 Views   Over 200 educators in New Mexico, from early childhood teachers to college professors, signed a letter calling on the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association to stop using disingenuous public campaigns to promote more oil and gas development. These educators want the expansion of revenue sources and lessened dependence on the fossil

Can churches endorse political candidates? Tax laws say no

56 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — On Tuesday, Pastor Steve Smothermon at Legacy Church, told his congregation to vote for Lori Robertson, a candidate in Albuquerque’s upcoming city council run-off race. “Listen, early voting is open now. Go vote till Dec. 4 because we need people like her on the city council,” said

US journalist jailed in Myanmar for nearly 6 months is freed

55 Views   BANGKOK (AP) – American journalist Danny Fenster, who spent nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar and was facing a sentence of 11 years of hard labor, was freed Monday and is on his way home. Fenster was handed over to former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson, who helped

New Mexico GOP leaders concerned about US vaccine mandate

211 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico already has among the highest U.S. unemployment rates and the state’s Republican legislative leaders fear President Joe Biden’s plan to require vaccinations or COVID-19 testing for large employers could cause more damage to job market.