Should SFR have to get your permission before recording you?
At a recent hearing of the state Senate’s Public Affairs Committee, David Olson stood up from the audience and played a phone conversation he had secretly taped. The eight-member committee fell silent, straining to hear an angry
voice saying he was the father of Olson’s biological child and telling
Olson, “Fuck you, motherfucker.”
The recent revelation that New Mexico hasn’t been living up to its share of a federal special education formula has prompted outrage among some state lawmakers. But even more troubling, they say, is how the Public Education Department left state them in the dark about the problem in the first place.
Many of us didn’t know much about Mali until a few weeks ago. Some of us still don’t. Hell, my cousin was a Peace Corps volunteer there, and all I really knew was that it was huge and hot, with uncommonly friendly people.
Last week, Gov. Susana Martinez kicked off the 2013 legislative session with her third “State of the State” speech. Many of the themes were so familiar—education, jobs, taxes, etc.—that SFR decided to compare them to her 2012 speech via word cloud, a graphic that sizes words according to how often they appear.