No evidence that secession is unconstitutional

By Walter Williams A fortnight ago, in “Let’s Do Some Detective Work,” I provided unassailable evidence that Congress had vastly exceeded powers delegated to it by our Constitution. In a recent column, I argued that liberties lost are seldom regained, but there was an outside chance to regain them if enough liberty-minded Americans were to […]

Free State Project a last bastion of liberty

Walter Williams Last week’s column provided unassailable evidence that the protections of liberty envisioned by the Constitution’s framers mean little today. I was pleasantly surprised by the responses from fellow Americans expressing disgust and fear over what our nation is becoming. Several asked how we can regain our liberties. My short answer is: I’m not […]

Lady Cats end skid

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Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn releases a shot over Frendship’s Jennifer Pena during the first half. Hilburn led the Lady Cats with 15 points. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White In a day and age where free-throw shooting is a lost art, Clovis painted a Picasso. Playing its fourth game in five days, Clovis […]

Texas team hands Lady Cats second loss

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Both teams wore white Saturday in the third-place game of the Mel Otero Invitational girls basketball tournament, but that’s where the similarity ended. Dallas Kimball was designated as red and Clovis as blue — despite its purple trim. In reality, both teams wore white uniforms thanks to a pregame misunderstanding. […]

Pinckney’s late basket lifts ENMU

CNJ STAFF EDMOND, Okla. — Clovis junior Irshaun Pinckney hit a 10-foot jump shot from the left baseline with 15 seconds left and Eastern New Mexico University overcame a late nine-point deficit to edge Central Oklahoma 67-66 Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. UCO’s Deshone Henderson missed a 3-pointer and teammate […]

Tariff did more harm than good to U.S. trade

Freedom Newspapers We can appreciate a president who is big enough to admit when he’s made a mistake. It’s even more gratifying when such conversions come in reference to some matter of high principle or personal conscience. But we see none of that in news that President Bush is preparing to reverse himself on a […]

ENMU news & notes

By Dave Wagner EASTERN NEW MEXICO MEN’Sbasketball coach Shawn Scanlan was disappointed with the Greyhounds’ defensive showing in Saturday’s 90-82 loss to 16th-ranked Northwest Missouri State in the championship game of the Ryland Milner Classic. ENMU shot a blistering 63 percent, but it was negated because the Bearcats shot 54 percent, collected 15 offensive rebounds […]

Hounds outlast Incarnate Word

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Robert Tovar takes a charge on Irshuan Pinckney during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Mr. Defense had a lot of offense, as it turned out, and Eastern New Mexico University put enough of the little things together for a season-opening victory. Coleman […]

Comin’ home to CCC

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The movie “The Hulk” plays during Movie Day as part of the Clovis Community College 2003 Homecoming activities Tuesday at the Commons. At left, working the table, are students Carisima Garcia, Gina Martinez, and Tara Winslow. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis Community College has no athletic team. That won’t prevent homecoming […]

Free market closer to fair than alternatives

Tibor Machan In many years of trying to understand the free market economy I have been hampered by the fact that rarely does a true free market exist. Like ideal marriages, genuine free markets are mostly something we can conceive of and understand in theory, but rarely encounter in the actual world. Yet, just as […]

Everyone loves a freebie … software, that is

Tom Di Francesca Every one loves free software right? Especially when it’s spyware and virus free. Go take a peek at www.coffeecup.com/freestuff/ and you’ll find a pretty good selection of free programs to play with. Of course, the folks at CoffeeCup are hoping you will be so enamored with their freebies that you’ll actually purchase […]

Animal rights group find ways to free attention

Freedom Newspapers Say what you will about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — we say it’s an animal cult trapped in a state of advocacy adolescence — but the group has mastered the art of shocking American sensibilities, and getting a lot of free media attention in the process. We’re glad to see […]

America varies on what freedom should permit

Freedom Newspapers “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.” — First Amendment, U.S. Constitution The First Amendment, which […]

Laws need moral authority, not sanctions

Tibor Machan We have far too many criminals, and that bodes ill for our reputation as a free society. In a free society the law protects our freedom. Otherwise it concerns various administrative matters but always related to this central purpose. For example, military justice concerns how to conduct oneself in the course of protecting […]

Frivolous medals degrade meaning

I love American war heroes. However, my kind of heroes are the breed of Audie Murphy, Roger Young and Colin Kelly of the World War II generation. The Army permitted and the media pushed to call Jessica Lynch an American hero. I suspect that had she been a man, none of us would have heard […]

amos on living free

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss it seems like ages ago yesterday that freddie the flea changed his ways in fact it s almost hard to remember how he […]

Ideas sought for the ultimate cybercafe

Stop the presses — I’ve got nothing new to write about, I’ve reached the end of the Internet. Not really. There are thousands of new Web sites posted every day — I will never run out of things to write about. Now that’s great job security. Last week, I mentioned the fact that a new […]

Conspiracy of kindness

By Gary Mitchell Faith Christian Family Church is hoping to give back to the seniors citizens who have given so much through its “Conspiracy of Kindness” campaign. Several area businesses have partnered with the Clovis church to provide free oil and filter changes and car washes Aug. 24-25 to all senior citizens ages 60 and […]

Tax-Free Days deemed success

By Gary Mitchell North Plains Mall merchants say they were pleased with the turnout to their version of the Texas tax-free weekend shopping spree. “It was wonderful,” said North Plains Mall manager Cindy Banister. “All four of our major department stores here were very pleased with the weekend sales. The customer traffic was great all […]

Back-To-School fair to help kids stay healthy, safe

By Janet Bresenham Before area students head back to school, they will have an opportunity this week to play streetball, receive free dental, vision and scoliosis screenings and immunizations, play games, enjoy free refreshments and learn more about go-kart safety and fire safety. All the activities, which are free, will take place at this year’s […]