Feds double up on bad financial hand

Freedom New Mexico This month’s announcement by the Federal Reserve Board that it has cut its benchmark overnight federal funds rate, the rate at which banks lend to one another, to a “target range” of between one-quarter percent and zero is both an acknowledgment of reality and a sign of panic. Since banks, even in […]

a view from under the pew: a new attitude for bertie

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.a new attitude for bertie the other day boss iran across little bertiewoeworm – actually itried to avoid […]

Too bad logic can’t be purchased

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Have economic hard times avoided you so far? Well, they don’t have to, because there are plenty of investment opportunities for people with just too much disposable income. Perhaps you’ve seen the Snuggie, a fleece blanket that’s basically a robe, with arm holes and a hood. It’s $19.99 plus shipping […]

Bad times give us chance to appreciate what’s good

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist In the current economic climate, the concept of gratitude or Thanksgiving might seem shallow and lacking in meaning. At a cursory glance, we might seem tempted to sink our thanks in the sea of bad news and worse predictions which barrage our eyes, ears, and thoughts. Look deeper. How many […]

Enjoying art not expensive

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist The economy is bad — we all know that. It shows very few signs of lightening up in the near future, as the events which have wreaked havoc on our lives have not gone away — they have, in fact, gotten worse. That creates circumstances which make it hard to […]

Raising prices based solely on economics

Freedom New Mexico In these divisive times, there has to be a bad guy when a hurricane blows in. It can’t just be a natural phenomenon that’s bigger than us all. It has to be a Democratic hurricane, or a Republican hurricane, the bogey man’s hurricane, or a hurricane caused by us all. Somebody has […]

Couple knew decor before Clovis’ birth

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist There has never existed a class more respectful, as a whole, to womanhood than the men of the old West. There was no half-way ground with them; a woman was either good or she was bad and a gentleman acted accordingly, said Sid Boykin. In town (Sid didn’t name the […]

During uncertain times one should turn to God

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist We do live in uncertain times. The news sound bites and stories are depressing: government scandal, adultery, violent protests, the Iraq war, messages from terrorists, bad economic forecasts and murders. It seems that bad news dominates the news. With 24 hour newscasts, the troubles of this country and the […]

Meats leave bad taste in mouth

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I were in one of Clovis’ supermarkets when we stumbled on two frozen heads in the freezer section.

Tucumcari set to celebrate

Here’s a more upbeat item for the guy who e-mailed to ask about “all the good, the bad and the ugly about living in Tucumcari.”