Nov. 9, 2008 Letters to the Editor

With Obama, adults no longer in charge Now that Election Day is over, I have a few thoughts to share. The outcome wasn’t what I hoped for, but the people have spoken, and now we all have to live with their choice. McCain was a lousy candidate, but at least he was a man of […]

Majority of residents disappointed with presidential outcome

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Dan Stoddard and his wife Joy watch and listen as Republican presidential candidate John McCain concedes the presidency race and congratulates Barack Obama on Tuesday night at Dakota’s Steakhouse. CNJ staff With news of Barack Obama winning the presidential election and John McCain’s subsequent concession speech Tuesday night, many in […]

Ukraine election tainted by five missing ballots

Freedom Newspapers I t is hard to tell whether Ukraine is suffering the birth pangs of something resembling genuine democracy or the death throes of any hopes for democratic governance. Both sides in the recent and highly contested presidential election will need to be careful to avoid having the outcome decided by bullets rather than […]

Attacking Najaf may be necessary but not beneficial

Freedom Editorial Iraqi and American forces have begun a major offensive in the city of Najaf against militants in the Mahdi Army militia loyal to the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. At a military level, even though urban warfare can be bloody and dangerous for those seeking to oust fighters familiar with the territory, U.S. […]

Only seven votes added to area county totals

By Gary Mitchell Four area counties reported almost no changes from Tuesday when they reviewed election totals late last week. County officials in Curry, Quay, Roosevelt and DeBaca added a combined seven votes to election-night numbers, not nearly enough to influence the outcome of a close Amendment 2 race. Amendment 2, a proposal to increase […]

Election in limbo: Amendment 2 trails by 23 votes, but that can change.

By Susan Montoya Bryan BERNALILLO — A mistake and two locked ballot boxes in Sandoval County, an oversight in Chaves County and a mathematical error in Dona Ana County have clouded the outcome of New Mexico’s special election. A constitutional amendment giving the governor more control over education was a clear winner Tuesday night, but […]