Quality Road Establishes His Racing Credentials

Four year old racehorse Quality Road showed his prowess in the Met Mile Monday at Belmont Park in New York. Todd Pletcher's charge solidified himself at the top of the older male racing division in North America.
His only problem is Zenyatta, perhaps the greatest racing mare of all time. Undefeated in her sixteen lifetime starts, racing fans are hoping, perhaps praying for a match up between these two horses before the end of the season. Read more:

Denish Will Know Who Her Oponnent Is Before Long

Unopposed in the Democratic Party, a fact that is somewhat amazing itself, Diane Denish, as early as this evening, will know precisely who her competition will be in general election.

With a sizable campaign war chest in the bank, (the sources of her enormous funding will be discussed on this site in the weeks and months ahead) Denish will present a formidable gubernatorial opponent for the Republican nominee.

Denish spoke with Heath Haussamen of NMPolitics.net. Read here:

Here We Go Again - Another Confrontation Near Gaza

There seems to be at least two versions of what happened in the waters near Gaza. One fact seems to not be in dispute. Palestinian activists were intent on calling attention to Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.

Sensitive to the smuggling routes that put rockets in the hands of Hamas, the Israeli military seems ready to continue to interdict and inspect ships bound for the port.
Seemingly unprepared for the violent resistance to their inspections, Israeli soldiers ultimately resorted to lethal force to subdue those on the flotilla when they were attacked after the boarding. Read more here:


Sestak - Clinton - Emanuel: The Informal Triangle

Columnist Armstrong Williams weighs in on the Sestak - Clinton - Emanuel stories. Read:

Post Miranda Warning Procedures Clarified by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court waded in on the decades old protections offered to criminal suspects. Recent Obama justice appointee Sonia Sotomayor wrote a long dissenting opinion. She was joined by justices John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer in her worries about the rights of accused, even after their Miranda rights have been read to them. Read:

Memorial Day

Columnist Harry Jackson Jr. reflects on the meaning of Memorial Day. Read:

Commencement Ceremonies

Columnist Thomas Sowell offers his views on commencement ceremonies this time of year. Read:

Accused Fort Hood Mass Murderer Back in Court Today

Nidal Hasan, the accused Fort Hood mass murderer who was reportedly encouraged by Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical Muslim cleric who was born in Las Cruces, goes to court today. Anwar al-Awlaki is reportedly hiding in Yemen. Hasan's attorney is expected to ask for a delay. Read more:

Aggies Suffered a Difficult May

The NMSU Aggies baseball season ended on a sour note. Ranked in the top 25 for a stretch during the early stages of the WAC season, injuries to top players eventually damaged the Aggies chances to sustain their progress. Read more:

Vaqueros Competing Well

The Las Cruces Vaqueros are tied for first place in their league in the inaugural season for minor league baseball in the City of the Crosses. Read more:

Polls Open

The New Mexico primary elections will be held today here in Las Cruces and around the state. Read more: