Support grows for advocates of immigrants

Freedom New Mexico As we allow government to cast ever-widening nets over all aspects of our lives, real life-and-death issues — health care, crime and drug use, to name just a few — become little more than political playthings tossed about inside the Washington beltway and state capitals across the country. So forgive us for […]

Music intertwines in all aspects of our lives

By Linda Lewis: Guest columnist Days remaining in session: 29

Christians can celebrate with deep and genuine joy

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I hope you’re having a great Christmas. If our hearts are really prepared for it, it can be such a wonderful time. I know. A lot about the way our society “celebrates” Christmas is nothing to celebrate. In fact, as Andrew Greeley writes, some aspects of the sometimes-not-so-holy “holy-day” […]

Q&A: Veteran lawmaker still going strong

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Portales farmer Stuart Ingle receives countless phone calls, wears a jacket and tie for two months straight and addresses his co-workers through the lieutenant governor. It’s a process the state senator been doing for 20 years. Ingle, who was sworn into the Legislature in 1985, now represents Portales as the minority […]

College football not government responsibility

Freedom Newspapers Many people believe government is instituted to guarantee fairness in all aspects of life. Actually, government exists to ensure our rights and we don’t have a right to be treated fairly, except in a court of law (where we all should expect to be treated equally). But that doesn’t impress some in Congress […]