Clovis High grad completes training

CNJ staff Air Force Airman Adam W. Helm graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Helm is a 2005 graduate of Clovis High School. He is the son of Jeffry Helm of Clovis. His six-month military training included mission, organization, and military customs studies. In addition, he received special training […]

Charges could interrupt Israel, American relations

Freedom Newspapers This could turn out to be nothing much, or it could be a major scandal that ends up affecting U.S. relations with Israel. The emerging Larry Franklin-AIPAC story bears watching because it could signify an organized effort to affect U.S. policy in the Middle East — perfectly legitimate — that veered over the […]

Close relations with India worth taking chance

Freedom Newspapers To those who remember the sometimes contentious and troubled relations between India and the United States, especially during the Cold War, the sight of President Bush and Indian President Manmohan Singh rubbing shoulders and proclaiming eternal friendship last Monday might have seemed a little jarring. President Bush’s offer to change U.S. laws to […]

Letters to the editor: Morality doesn’t stop at the party line

I am one of those heathen Democrats that a couple of your readers have spoken of recently. You know who we are … we “solicit support from homosexuals, and advocate same-sex marriages.” We are “anti-war demonstrators” and “Hollywood and news-media liberals.” PUUUUHHHLEASE! When did Republicans corner the market on morality and decency? Why do Republicans […]

U.S. should act as India/Pakistan mediator if asked

Freedom Newspapers India and Pakistan agreed early last week on the first truce in 14 years between their troops deployed along the disputed border between the two countries in the beautiful mountainous region of Kashmir. While the official military forces of the two countries refrained from gunfire, however, on Thursday alone violence flared that left […]