Politics, BRAC go hand in hand

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation, local supporters of Cannon Air Force Base and even some independent analysts agree Cannon has strong military value and should survive this year’s Base Realignment and Closure process. But the looming questions are whether BRAC commissioners will focus on military value — and […]

Palestinians must discover new identity

Freedom Newspapers Amid the public tussle over whether Yasser Arafat was more sinner than saint is a strong undercurrent of hope. With the leader the Israelis decided they could not and would not deal with out of the picture, is there a chance to redeem the promise of Oslo with steps toward peace? Should the […]

Year comes to end as BRAC begins

Tom Philpott For many towns and communities near U.S. military bases, it arrived like the dreaded Ghost of Christmases Yet-to-Come. Last week, Defense Department officials published a short list of criteria they intend to use over the next 17 months to decide what bases to recommend for closure, cutbacks or expansion. So begins the 2005 […]

Newest Hound starts fast

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Travazz Buckley had 21 points and 11 rebounds in his Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds’ debut. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Travazz Buckley made a big impact in his Eastern New Mexico debut. After not playing in a college basketball game for about a year, the ENMU junior learned Friday […]

Arguments against ban don’t stand up

Tibor Machan What does “partial birth abortion” mean, anyway? A procedure whereby a nearly born infant is killed just before it sees the light of day. The reasons for this are usually because there are concerns about the health of the mother, but without a ban that wouldn’t be necessary. What is wrong with it, […]