Keep Internet away from U.N.’s clutches

Freedom New Mexico The Internet is the most free form of communications ever developed. Anyone can put up a website or blog and spout opinions — whether brilliant, inane or very wrong. But governments, in their lust to control our lives, just can’t leave the Internet alone. The latest threat comes from an agency of […]

New year won’t change opinions

New Year’s resolutions that I can’t possibly keep include: • Not yawning when stars are praised excessively for charitable acts — even though it costs them little for the fawning attention. • Not Sunday-morning-quarterbacking pietists who say that the United States was founded on Christian principles — but can’t name any. • Not scoffing at […]

We are all entitled to our own opinions

Recently, I have been reminded that this is a free country and that we all have freedom of speech. I assure you, I am fully aware. In regard to a recent column, I received a tremendous amount of feedback. And honestly, I can say that at least 95 percent of it was positive. So many […]

National Review publisher helped end Soviet era

Freedom Communications Americans today are blessed with many, many diverse opinions in print, online and on cable TV. But in the mid-1950s, only a few publications, and none of the three major TV networks, espoused conservative or libertarian opinions. It was a time when most of the nation, especially in power centers such as New […]

Important to respect differing opinions

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist There are people who respect other people’s ideas and ways of doing things, and then there are people who insist that their way is the only way to do things correctly. I’m periodically exposed to this second set of individuals, the “my way or the highway” bunch. Their inability […]

Residents voice opinions on proposed racino

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

Yearbook controversy brings out the opinions

Have you seen all the comments readers have left at the bottom of this story?

Faith in Jesus requires having your own opinion

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Summer school is just around the corner. For some college students, this is a great way to earn credit hours in a short amount of time. However, one of the hardest classes I took as a college student was a summer-school class. It was English literature, and it was difficult […]

Transparency increases good for local schools

CNJ Editorial Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will consider consolidating elementary schools at its 5:30 meeting tonight at Marshall Junior High auditorium. The board will decide two hot-button issues: Should Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy be merged with Bella Vista, and should Ranchvale students be moved to Barry and Sandia schools? We’re confident the board members […]

Nominee could provide healthy political discussion

Freedom Newspapers Well, you certainly can’t say that Judge Samuel Alito, with 15 years experience on the federal appellate bench and stints as a U.S. attorney and an assistant solicitor general, is not qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. If he seems to be reasonable and likable during Senate hearings — and by […]

7/24 Letters to the Editor

Contrasting opinions healthy for town First of all, I would like to comment on the broader diversity of opinion that has been expressed in the letters to the editor section of your paper in the past year. Thank you. All Americans take very seriously the importance of a free press and the freedom to state […]

Ronstadt broke professional promise

By Tibor Machan “Those who complain that (Linda) Ronstadt should just sing, rather than express her opinions, forget that all art has a responsibility to inspire and provoke, not just soothe and entertain.” Those are the words of George Varga, the pop music critic for the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper, in the wake of Ronstadt’s […]

Don’t hide behind other people’s influences

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist During my early college days, I had many excellent college professors and then I had some who were not so good. Furthermore, I had one professor in particular who was very intimidating. It was my sophomore year. I needed an English literature class in my degree plan so I had […]

Signing opinions improves their quality

David Stevens Two readers contacted the Clovis News Journal this week to suggest a new feature. Both men recommended we borrow an idea from the Las Cruces newspaper, which allows readers to offer anonymous commentary on just about any subject. The “Sound Off” feature is not unique to the Las Cruces paper. Several papers in […]