No excuse for losing touch

It’s hard to keep up with old friends and former coworkers. They promised me email, Facebook and cell phones would change all that. Eventually we find out that people change email addresses for one reason or another and Facebook is great for reconnecting but not very personal. Cell phones, well they don’t keep us any […]

Climate change no excuse for tyranny

Kent McManigal You are being lied to about global warming. By both sides. Of course, it’s no longer called global warming, but “anthropogenic global climate change,” to communicate the idea that the average global temperature might go up or go down in the short term, along with other climatic effects, and that human activities — […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Egg-citing possibilities and the universe off and running

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SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Something to crow about Excuse the pun, but M.K. Thompson of Clovis isn’t kidding around when he says he’s after a Guinness World Record for having found the world’s smallest egg. [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Thompson, who raises a variety of […]

Never an excuse for abuse

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist It’s one of the oldest illnesses in our history as human beings. No, let’s be honest; it’s not an illness. It’s a symptom of, and a result of, evil. Domestic abuse can take many forms; the causes may vary but the results are never excusable. Whether the abuse is mental, […]

Sexual assault in Air Force gets zero tolerance

Janet Taylor-Birkey A young Airman decides to have a few drinks after a long work week. The Airman loosens up with a few friends and acquaintances, and before the night is over, something has been compromised – their personal space. They are now the victim of a sexual assault. What should have been a night […]

Manners universal, though rules differ

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I may not exactly be Miss Manners, but when it comes to social etiquette, I’ve got a few things to say. I’ll call these Helena’s mannerisms. When someone sneezes, any proper, caring individual should say “Bless you!” If the person sneezes again, it is only proper to sigh and say […]

National security not valid excuse to trample rights

Freedom Newspapers The longer the frustratingly indeterminate “global war on terror” goes on, the more threats to American freedoms present themselves here at home. This is an unfortunate but inevitable byproduct of any war, especially one with such hazy objectives. (Does anyone believe terror as a tactic of the weak in political struggles can be […]