TRICARE promises continued access to prescription medicines

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — A dispute between Walgreens and a TRICARE contractor will not stop beneficiaries from getting their prescriptions filled, despite a Walgreen’s ad campaign to the contrary, a TRICARE official said today. Don’t let that advertising, letter and Internet outreach campaign scare you, Navy Rear Adm. Christine Hunter, […]

Sanchez touts importance of small business

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Lt. Gov.-Elect John Sanchez came to Clovis Thursday morning for a listening session at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. In the face of promises that could prove daunting come 2011, New Mexico’s next lieutenant governor made one he hoped would be easier to keep. Sanchez, while stopping in Clovis […]

Editorial: Cap-and-trade bill promises paltry returns

Democratic dissension, Republican opposition and growing public skepticism may derail Congress’ potentially economy-crippling carbon cap-and-trade bill, perhaps saving Americans billions of dollars. The bill’s author, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is opposed by centrist Democrats, who fear the Draconian regulations would severely harm their constituents. Congress members representing the steel industry and coal and nuclear power […]

Obama’s choice of experience could be worse

Freedom New Mexico We can resist some but not all of the temptation to note that President-elect Barack Obama has put a lot of Clinton retreads on his economic team. This from a man who ran on vague promises of change. Of course, it’s not surprising. Now that he faces the prospect of actually governing […]

God’s promises can take us past life’s milestones

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist At the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., there is a large brass captain’s bell in the lobby of the radiation therapy department. The bell represents an important milestone for all those undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. As a cancer patients completes the last radiation treatment, he or she rings the […]

Candidates’ plans will cost us big in the long run

By Freedom New Mexico As the primaries near, promises will get thicker than flies in a pigsty. Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton already sets the pace. Consider these, for starters. If you elect her, Sen. Clinton promises to give a $5,000 handout, which she calls a “baby bond,” to every newborn child to help them buy […]

Promises to God should be carried out

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist During this week of Thanksgiving, another woman Bible character is an excellent example for all women. Why? She is not known for her Thanksgiving meals nor is she known for an immaculate house and entertaining in the most impressive way. She is known for something far greater. She was obedient […]

Americans should take lesson from European troubles

Freedom Newspapers Political developments in Italy and France suggest the continent that gave so much music, literature, art, science and respect for learning to the world is locked in a potentially fatal embrace with the welfare or entitlement state. In Italy, a contested election seems to have repudiated modest small-government reforms of incumbent Silvio Berlusconi. […]

Legislature needs to keep promises made

By Brian Moore: Guest Columnist Earlier this month, the New Mexico Legislature finished a seven-day special session trying to deal with helping New Mexico residents get through this energy crunch. There were several proposals bandied about, dozens of bills, numerous amendments and lots of vigorous discussion. In the end, we figured out a way to […]

United Airlines should face up to its mistakes

Freedom Newspapers One of the core foundations of the free market system is the idea that businesses should be able to fail. If a company makes poor choices, poor investments or offers poor services or products, it will not make money and will, ultimately, shut its doors. Like almost all airlines, United Airlines was hurt […]

Social Security: Lies, unkept promises

by Walter E. Williams: CNJ columnist President Bush’s call to allow Americans to take a portion of the money they pay as Social Security taxes to set up private retirement accounts has to be a good idea. Why? The more of what a person earns that’s in his pocket and under his control, the better […]