Rio Grande Foundation

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New Mexico’s free-market liberty-oriented think tank and research institute.

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Recent Articles

  • Thankfully, Anthony Fauci didn’t delete his emails like Gov. Lujan Grisham
    This article first appeared in The Center Square on June 4th, 2021. Anthony Fauci’s emails have been released, and they tell an interesting tale about the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. One particular email stood out to me from Fauci to Sylvia Burwell discussing masks. Within the body of the email, Fauci asserts that […]
  • CYFD’s “transitory” copout: the latest attempt to deny, defame, and delay
    This article first appeared in The Center Square on May 24th, 2021. As the far-left solidifies its stranglehold on all branches of New Mexico’s state government, more than ever we need an aggressive media and informed constituency to demand accountability in a system proven to produce abuses without. These abuses have never been more readily […]
  • RGF’s latest at National Review: Stagnant New Mexico a Case Study in Why Economic Policies Matter
    The following appeared at National Review on May 24, 2021. The U.S. Census Bureau recently released population data showing how the population of America and its 50 states had shifted between 2010 and 2020. As has been the case for decades, Midwestern “Rust Belt” states overall lost representation, while fast-growing states in the Southwest gained […]
  • New Mexico Special Election Could Further Reduce Pelosi’s House Majority
    The following appeared at National Review on May 4, 2021. Nancy Pelosi’s majority in the House of Representatives continues to shrink. The recent swearing-in of Republican Julia Letlow of Louisiana has taken the House Democrats’ majority down to 218–212. This means that Pelosi has a mere two-vote governing majority with which to push the Biden […]

Tipping Point New Mexico

Tipping Point New Mexico is the official podcast of the Rio Grande Foundation that addresses public policy issues facing New Mexico, hosted by Paul Gessing, President of the Rio Grande Foundation, and Wally Drangmeister.

310 Gubernatorial Candidate – Jay Block Tipping Point New Mexico

On this week’s interview, Paul sits down with Sandoval County Commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Jay Block. Paul and Jay have worked on a number of pro-freedom issues, notably local “right to work” ordinances that were ultimately adopted in 10 of New Mexico’s 33 counties (including Block’s home County of Sandoval which adopted the ordinance first). … Continue reading "310 Gubernatorial Candidate – Jay Block" The post 310 Gubernatorial Candidate – Jay Block appeared first on Tipping Point New Mexico.
  1. 310 Gubernatorial Candidate – Jay Block
  2. 309 Media Mistakes, Oil & Gas Moratorium, Censorship, Space Race and more
  3. 308 Jeffrey Smith of New Mexico Copper Company discusses the importance and challenges of mining in NM
  4. 307 CD 1 Election Results Analysis, NM All Turquoise, MLG Announces for Reelection, Student Athletes and Masks


Errors of Enchantment

Errors of Enchantment is the official blog of the Rio Grande Foundation that addresses public policy issues facing New Mexico.

  • by Paul Gessing
    This week a federal judge (much to the consternation of radical environmentalists) voided the Biden Administration’s moratorium on oil and gas permitting on federal lands. The news so far in 2021 for New Mexico and the oil and gas industry had been mixed, but this decision, if it holds, could make 2021 a watershed moment […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    Gov. Lujan Grisham claims that based on its relatively high vaccination rate, she is doing a good job of battling COVID 19. The Rio Grande Foundation on the other hand has long held that Gov. Lujan Grisham has done a poor job of handling COVID 19. In fact, we laid out an alternative approach to […]
  • by Patrick M. Brenner
    The United States Federal Government mandates retention rules for private sector entities. This is prevalent in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Section 164.316(b)(1) HIPAA requires that organizations: “(i) Maintain the policies and procedures implemented to comply with this subpart in written (which may be electronic) form; and (ii) if an action, activity […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    Albuquerque’s homeless situation continues to spiral out of control while some “leaders” want to institutionalize “homeless” encampments around the City in yet another effort to make homelessness an even greater problem. Mayor Keller has also proven himself to be woefully unprepared to address the problem. Driving from I-40 to Downtown is one of the “best” […]

Who we are…

We are building a New Mexico where liberty, opportunity, and prosperity flourish.

The mission of the Rio Grande Foundation is to increase liberty and prosperity for all of New Mexico by informing citizens of the importance of individual freedom, limited government, and economic opportunity.

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