Anti-abortion activists should change tactics

Freedom New Mexico Anti-abortion activists in today’s headlines are not politically savvy and don’t care to change. Unless they agree to play by conventional rules of politics, they will continue to lose. In losing, they won’t save the unborn. It can be fun to indulge extremism, rejecting compromise and political alliances that may water down […]

Free speech not intended to mask hate

Freedom New Mexico Last week was a tangled mess of free-speech controversies. Anti-Christian smut hung on the wall of a government-funded art museum in Loveland, Colo., right up until a woman offended by the expensive painting destroyed it with a crowbar on Wednesday. The painting depicted Jesus receiving oral sex from a man, taking government-sponsored […]

Bella Vista hosting anti-tobacco event

Freedom New Mexico The group Students Concerned About Tobacco at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista is hosting a Big Tobacco “Beat Down” pinata party 1 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. The party is the last of a series of anti-tobacco events held across Curry County, the release said. The students will be […]

Education digest: Texico student wins anti-tobacco award

Texico student wins anti-tobacco award Texico High School student Jennifer Campos won second place in the “Youth Kicking Tobacco’s Butt Youth Advocate of the Year Award” according to a news release. Twenty students were nominated. The teens are all part of the Youth Advocacy Empowerment Heroes! Coalition through the anti-tobacco groups in their schools or […]

Anti-abortion message comes out stronger than fringe Democrats

Freedom New Mexico Regardless of where one stands on the issue of abortion rights, one thing became perfectly clear in Denver last week: The election of Barack Obama stands to energize anti-abortion activists more than anything since Roe v. Wade, the 1972 Supreme Court decision that forced all states to legalize abortion. Activists throughout Denver […]

‘Homosexual’ anti-gay term

Adam G. Bass, a media field strategist with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) organization in Los Angeles, has been reading our stories on the Clovis yearbook controversy.

He’s tired of ‘anti-Clovis whiners’

Cregg Steffler has this to say about recent criticism aimed at Clovis via the world-wide Web:

Drug war efforts should be re-evaluated

Freedom New Mexico Anyone who has seen the 1936 anti-drug movie “Tell Your Children,” more commonly known as “Reefer Madness,” knows the ridiculous levels the powers that be will go in their attempts to keep Americans from using a product that harms no one but themselves. The movie follows the destructive paths of several young […]

Protesters lack empathy

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist The City Council in Berkeley, Calif., often home to anti-war protests and activities, has recently decided that it no longer welcomes Marine recruiters. As reported by a CNN on Feb. 8, the city council approved a measure that urged recruiters to leave town, stressing that they were not welcome and […]

Farmer tries luck with anti-hail cannon

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist About 13 years ago I was suddenly awakened early one morning by a loud boom, and then another boom, and I thought we were being bombed. At this time I was living on the Pleasant Hill Highway northeast of Clovis and the booms came from the southeast. It sounded like […]

Nov. 3, 1968

Sonny Hester, 822 Gidding, reported to police that 17 stereo tapes had been stolen from his locked car, parked in front of his house. … Tricycles were on sale at Montgomery Ward for $10.97. … Lance Cpl. Frederick E. Madera, son of Helen Madera, received the Bronze Star medal with a Combat “V” for heroic […]

Month isn’t all about being Hispanic

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Growing up in an ethnocentric world, the barrio of north Portales, my ethnicity was a major factor in my early life. Now, it’s not color of skin or language that unites me with people. It’s common Christian beliefs. But in my adult life, I’ve learned you cannot entirely separate the […]

College campuses located far from land of the free

By Freedom Newspapers However they score on achievement tests, relative to one another or foreign peers, American college students are breaking records in at least one category — the amount of debt they amass while chasing their diplomas. Due to the ever-increasing cost of higher education, and the ready availability of student loans, U.S. students […]

Hollywood weighs in on Mel Gibson

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist Someone suggested to me the morning after Mel Gibson’s thunderclap that his career was over. Ha! Far from it. This is the start of a whole new gig. If Gibson had used the N word, or defamed feminists, or praised George W. Bush, he might be in serious trouble. Those […]

Tobacco today, fast food tomorrow

Walter E. Williams : Syndicated Columnist Down through the years, I’ve attempted to warn my fellow Americans about the tyrannical precedent and template for further tyranny set by anti-tobacco zealots. The point of this column is not to rekindle the smoking debate. That train has left the station. Instead, let’s examine the template. In the […]

Public-interest agency becoming tyrannical

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Some call the people behind the Washington-D.C.-based Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) busybodies, but I call them wannabe tyrants. Let’s look at their agenda, which seeks greater control over our lives. Last year, CSPI filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the […]

Court’s decision protects essential right to protest

Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous 8-0 decision last week (Justice Samuel Alito did not vote since he was not on the court when oral arguments in the case were heard), ruled that abortion clinics cannot use federal laws against racketeering and extortion to prevent demonstrations in front of clinics by anti-abortion […]

Much-maligned fruitcake not all bad

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist I like fruitcake. There, I admit it. Shoot me! Yes, you read right. My name is Helena Rodriguez and I like fruitcake. I didn’t say I’m a fruitcake, but these days, admitting during the Christmas season that you like fruitcake, for reasons other then using them as door stoppers or […]

Taxation: Extortion by another name

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist For some, the issue of taxation appears moot. Like death, they believe, taxation is unavoidable. Many others would like us all to fall for this because then they would gain the upper hand about political economy. For those who don’t much like the free society and its economic system, free […]

Talk to children about making good choices

Freedom Newspapers T he next target of the anti-drug hysteria that stems from our nation’s drug war could well be something many Americans have never heard of: marijuana-flavored lollipops. Marketed by several makers under names such as “Pot Suckers,” the candies contain no THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. But that doesn’t stop rabid drug […]