Nothing trumps individual rights

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The point deserves to be made over and over: majorities have no just authority to trump individual rights. That old dependable standby of the lynch mob is a perfect illustration of this. Just because the whole town wants to hang the suspect, it doesn’t follow that it would […]

Nothing lost by completing Census

By Kevin Wilson Checking my mail after a week at the state basketball tournament was an adventure in futility. Bills I already paid online, magazines I won’t read and coupons I won’t use. But wait, something I have to do — the Census. I had my problems with the Census, particularly the $2.5 million Super […]

Hand-me-down thinking not needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Often those who study the history of philosophy and compare it to the history of other disciplines, especially science, complain that in philosophy no progress is made, that philosophers keep talking about the same thing, that nothing ever gets resolved. It appears clear that in each age most […]

Wedding gift worth extra laughs

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist I have nothing worth 500 words this week, but a few things worth about 150. Here are the thoughts I had while watching the Texas Rangers’ bullpen blow a lead Monday night: • I was killing time at a store a few days ago. I don’t want to name it […]

Cherish your spouse

Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist My husband tried to feed one of our five girls (the last one) Honey Nut Cheerios when she was 4 months old. Nothing happened, but I remember being annoyed that he didn’t remember he couldn’t do that, and worse, that he felt like he should have gotten credit for trying. I […]

Resolve to better ourselves is free

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist When I came to America I was 17. Once I turned 18 I ran away from my family. My father was a brute, and in America I didn’t have to accept him as my lord and master past age 18. Of course, I had nothing at all to […]

Livestock sale nets $308,000

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ringman Dave Malcolm of Grady waits for a bidder to give him a sign during Friday’s Junior Livestock Auction at the Curry County Fair. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer As she walked towards the staging area, announcer Shane Hall had nothing but praise for Rosemary. “This heifer is udderly […]

Letters to the Editor: Nothing can change annual now

Editor’s note: These letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. I for one am ready to stop talking about this whole Clovis High School yearbook controversy. The yearbook has already been published, paid for, delivered to the students and there is nothing more […]

Nothing can change annual now

Editor’s note: These letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. I for one am ready to stop talking about this whole Clovis High School yearbook controversy. The yearbook has already been published, paid for, delivered to the students and there is nothing more […]

Not all jokes aimed at Spitzer

Comedian Argus Hamilton offers a couple of one-liners today that have nothing to do with Eliot Spitzer. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: http://www.cnjonline.com/sections/editors-notebook/argushamilton/ • • • March 23 is the one-year anniversary of the deadly tornado that ripped through eastern New Mexico. Our newsroom staffs are planning […]