Privatization for USPS long overdue

Freedom New Mexico Ronald Reagan tried to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. The effort was dropped after he left office in 1989. It’s time to take up the idea again. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe testified last week before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that the USPS, essentially, is broke. He said the [...]

U.S. credit downgrade long overdue

I heard it reported that Timothy Geithner, the treasury secretary of the U.S., said that Standard & Poor’s made a terrible decision when it downgraded the U.S. government’s credit rating. He claimed this showed that S&P didn’t understand the math that is used to figure the U.S. government’s budget. Yeah, I don’t understand the fantasy [...]

Budget delays harming readiness

Defense officials are shaking their heads in disbelief as congressional leaders continue to delay passing a wartime defense appropriations bill for fiscal year 2011, which began last October. With the military spending bill now more than five months overdue, lawmakers last week passed a new stopgap “continuing resolution,” this “CR” to last two weeks, so [...]

Letter to the editor: Term limits long overdue in U.S.

As I write this, FOX News is conducting a chat concerning term limits for our leaders in Washington. One might expect such a discussion following an election. I think term limits is a long overdue process in our American political system. I’ve always wondered how Congress was able to slip in a law limiting the [...]

Letter to the Editor: Hull Overpass repair long overdue

Hull Overpass repair long overdue How ridiculous can our government get? In Tuesday’s Clovis News Journal, 16 people were shown participating in the groundbreaking for the Hull Street overpass. Our question to the state government is this: Why was it necessary to even have a groundbreaking? This overpass was built decades ago with taxpayer dollars [...]

Official: Military honors option available for veteran burials

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Veronica Goff, left, receives a flag from Senior Airman Nathan Rogers of Cannon Air Force Base at the conclusion of Thursday’s military funeral honors for her father, Henry Sanchez of Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Henry Sanchez loved dancing, his guitar and his harmonica, family members said. And [...]

County jail needs changes

Changes are long overdue at the Curry County jail.

Library offering amnesty

CNJ Staff The Clovis Carver Library is offering a week of amnesty for overdue items beginning today and ending Saturday, according to a press release. The amnesty period is part of the library’s recognition of National Library Week. Fines will be waived for overdue items returned during the week, the release said. Also, anyone signing [...]

Library declares amnesty

Good news for library patrons with overdue books in Clovis: This week has been declared “Amnesty Week.” Librarian Marilyn Belcher reports fines will be waived for anyone who brings in an overdue item this week. • • • It’s true — government in Tucumcari wants to control population … the animal population, that is. The [...]

Decision to try terror suspects long overdue

Freedom New Mexico The military commission system to deal with captured terrorists and suspected terrorists set up by the administration and revised after a 2006 Supreme Court decision has not really been tested yet. Glitches and missteps can be expected. Nonetheless, the decision by the Pentagon to try six of the people detained at Guantanamo [...]