Don’t mistake redistribution for prosperity

Freedom New Mexico One reason we cannot get the economy on track is the mass economic ignorance that enables politicians to pass off redistribution schemes as growth. Some children, seeing a rabbit pulled from a hat, surmise that magic hats produce rabbits. Similarly, gullible adults see government programs as sources of wealth. The rabbit did […]

Norway: Do justice, but protect freedom

Freedom New Mexico We continue to be horrified by the mass killings in Norway, allegedly by Anders Behring Breivik. He has confessed that, on July 22, he set off a bomb in Oslo, the country’s capital, killing at least eight people. More than 80 others were killed when he went on a killing spree at […]

Feels good to purge closet

It had to be done. Critical mass had been reached. Something had to go or my side of the closet would burst at the seams. I had long ago ruled out expanding into my wife’s side. When we moved in, she pointed out the three rods she would be taking and the one that was […]

Weddings — Oct. 31

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Dorval [image #2, align=left, size=medium] August Parie of Portales and Nicholas Dorval of Chicopee, Mass., were married Oct. 10, 2010, in Plymouth, Mass. The bride is the daughter of Joseph Parie of Portales. The groom is the son of James Dorval of Chicopee, Mass., and Denise D’Angelantonio of Springfield, Mass. The maid of honor was […]

Baskett catches pair of passes for Eagles

CNJ staff FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught two passes for 15 yards Friday night as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 27-17 in an NFL preseason game. The Eagles (2-1) jumped out to a 27-3 lead in the third quarter. The Patriots (0-3) played their third consecutive game without quarterback Tom […]

Hands-on approach to learning

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Paula O’Brien has wanted to be a sign language interpreter since she was 9 years old. “Speaking in sign is sort of like acting it out. You are creating a picture,” O’Brien said. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer As a youngster growing up in Plympton, Mass., Paula O’Brien said […]

Nov. 18 Birth

Barragan Patrick and Rachel Barragan of Clovis are the parents of a 6 pound 13.3 ounce girl born Nov. 1, 2007, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Aubrey Rayne Barragan has one brother, Ryan Skinner, 9, and one sister, Katelyn Skinner, 7. Grandparents are Joyce Smith of Lewes, Del. and Den and Kathy McChesney […]

Fiesta set for weekend

Freedom Newspapers The St. Helen Catholic Church Fiesta will be held today and Sunday at the church, located at 1600 South Avenue O in Portales. Festivities begin with a Mass at 10 a.m. today. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. a horseshoe tournament, cakewalk, game booths and a car show will be held. Food booths […]

Justifications for war aren’t fooling anyone

By Freedom Newspapers Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is distinguished and polished, as advertised, and generally in command of the issues he discusses. But his views are still troubling on the most important decisions a president has to make, those concerning war and peace. During the most recent Republican candidates’ forum in New Hampshire, Romney […]

Dems playing politics with Iraq exit

Mona Charen: syndicated columnist It was not so long ago — only four years — that a significant number of Democrats in the U.S. Congress evaluated the available evidence and voted to authorize war with Iraq. Eighty-one Democrats in the House, including a fair number of liberals like Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and […]