Back in September, I wrote about Donald Trump’s plan to win the state of New Mexico — something no Republican presidential candidate has done since 2004. The president’s strategy focuses on Democrats’ opposition to oil and gas development, which is the driving force of New Mexico’s economy. A new report out from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute (GEI) shows why this strategy has merit. At a campaign rally in New Mexico, Trump said, “[E]very major Democrat running for president, they want to abolish your production of oil and natural gas. In other words, the Democrats want to completely annihilate
During Donald Trump’s recent campaign rally in New Mexico, the president made headlines when he told the audience, “We really think we’re going to turn this state and make it a Republican state.” As per usual, Trump’s remarks were met with jeering from the liberal media, who noted that a Republican presidential candidate hasn’t won in New Mexico since 2004. And also as per usual, the media is completely missing the bigger picture — Trump knows that Republicans face a significant disadvantage during typical elections in New Mexico, but 2020 is no typical election for the states’ residents. Most of
It was bound to happen. Abortion supporters have made babies fair game for nearly half of a century — the original disposal of the unwanted, the burdensome, the parasite, the financial headache. For the last 46 years, the rights of the unborn have been whittled away, until, as we’ve seen recently, the most heinous expansion since Roe v. Wade became law. It’s not surprising, then, to see the concept of the unwanted, the burdensome, and the financially draining expanded to another of our most vulnerable populations: the elderly and the infirm. Just as abortion supporters have championed a mother’s right
This week, Bloomberg News reported that New Mexico has the “top performing state economy since Trump took office.” On the heels of that announcement, the good news kept on rolling for New Mexico residents when Governor Susana Martinez unveiled what are potentially the boldest series of occupational licensing reforms ever undertaken in the United States. Governor Martinez’s new executive order is a serious course correction for New Mexico’s economy. The state has among the nation’s most arduous licensing requirements, and these unnecessary regulations stifle entrepreneurship while doing little to promote public health. Here are some of the highlights from Governor Martinez’s plan:
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez recently announced a new initiative that should give workers in “The Land of Enchantment” much to celebrate — reforming the state’s onerous occupational licensing requirements. Governor Martinez’s focus on this issue during her final months in office is the icing on the cake to her successful two-term governorship, and the positive impact of her policy changes will be felt long after she leaves office. In policy circles, we frequently throw around terms like “regressive tax” to describe a penalty that disproportionately falls on the poor or middle class. On that note, occupational licensing requirements are
This afternoon, New Mexico Alliance for Life (NMAFL) held a press conference addressing a topic which is gaining national attention. The head of law enforcement in New Mexico, Attorney General Hector Balderas, is neglecting his most basic and essential duty of enforcing the law. On May 24, 2012, five years ago today, the University of New Mexico (UNM) placed an order to late-term abortion provider Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) for the brain of a third-trimester aborted baby to give to summer camp students to dissect. The Chancellor of the UNM Health Science Center, Dr. Paul Roth, even willingly admitted this
Democrats in New Mexico are pushing legislation that would allow physicians to help their terminally-ill patients end their own lives. This past June, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled against a case that would deem physician-assisted suicide a constitutional right. The new proposal challenges this ruling and would ensure that physicians who prescribe life-ending drugs to their patients do not face any legal consequences. The ACLU, which opposed the practice of physician-assisted suicide at its conception in the 1960s, now holds that physician-assisted suicide is in fact a constitutional right, and voiced their outrage for the court’s ruling last June.
Don’t look now, but in the last few weeks the electoral map has shifted significantly in favor of Donald Trump. Paul Dupont wrote here yesterday about Trump’s updated path to victory and how he currently needs only one more state to push him over the top. And at FiveThirtyEight today, Nate Silver made a similar argument, just in reverse, writing that Hillary Clinton’s electoral map has shrunken to give her one — but only one — “really good” path to victory, which involves her winning every state she is currently leading in. If even one of those states moves toward