8/10 Letters to the editor

Skateboard park best place for scooters Yes, Clovis needs to build a skateboard park. The reason: to keep the scooters off of our streets. These scooters are very loud. They drive a person nuts just listening to them from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. They’re also very dangerous for the kids who ride them. The […]

Rules to limit government shouldn’t change

Freedom Newspapers As the Senate moves toward a major confrontation over judicial nominations, it might be useful to put the tradition of filibustering in context. The filibuster in its present form is not enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, which says the two houses of Congress can make their own rules. In the early years, both […]

GOP could use new leadership in Congress

Freedom Newspapers It’s a sad sign of how starved Republicans in the House of Representatives are for leadership that they continue to rally around Majority Leader Tom DeLay, even as doubts deepen about the ethics of the former Texas exterminator whose delicate touch earned him the nickname “The Hammer.” For the sake of the party […]

Letters to the editor: More on the devil stickers

Too much police time spent on small fry In a Feb. 16 letter to the editor, Clovis police Officer Marty Williamson wrote that Lisa Morrow’s comments were “stupid” and show her “ignorance.” Foregoing derogatory terms toward Williamson, I am certain he missed Morrow’s meaning. Sure she knows there are seatbelt laws. Her comment was meant […]

We have Saddam now, but at a big cost

By Steve Chapman Saddam Hussein was trapped in a tight, unpleasant space — angry but impotent, armed but no longer dangerous. Though he might have been dreaming of triumphs, he was powerless to realize them. Then the United States invaded Iraq. It’s easy to forget that we had Hussein pretty well confined long before he […]

Shoe on the other foot not comfortable

Steve Chapman Back in 1993, a Democrat was in the White House, Democrats controlled both houses of Congress, and liberal thinkers had an idea to make it easier to get what they wanted. They proposed to abolish the Senate filibuster — which allows a minority of senators to block action by the whole body. One […]