Open U.S. support of Iraq dissidents could backfire

Freedom New Mexico A preliminary assessment of the gatherings in Iran on Thursday around the 31st anniversary of the coming of the Islamic republic in 1979 suggests the regime was largely successful in containing the protests of what has come to be called the Green Movement. That’s unfortunate, but the Greens made enough of a […]

Music from Czech Republic coming to Clovis


Courtesy photo The Graffe Quartet will perform at Marshall Middle School Oct. 22. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series is bringing music from the Czech Republic to Clovis. The Graffe Quartet will perform at 7 p.m., Oct. 22 at Marshall Auditorium, joined by internationally acclaimed pianist, Michiko Otaki. Founded in 1997 while […]

Nov. 3, 1968

Sonny Hester, 822 Gidding, reported to police that 17 stereo tapes had been stolen from his locked car, parked in front of his house. … Tricycles were on sale at Montgomery Ward for $10.97. … Lance Cpl. Frederick E. Madera, son of Helen Madera, received the Bronze Star medal with a Combat “V” for heroic […]

100th Anniversary Gala tickets still available

CNJ staff Tickets are almost sold out for the Clovis Centennial Committee’s 100th Anniversary Gala Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center. The Clovis Community Choir and Band will perform throughout the night. Songs include “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The U.S. Air Force.” Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the city manager’s […]

Singapore fighter squadron deactivated


Warrant Officer Mogan Govindasamy of the Singaporean Air Force speaks with members of the media Wednesday morning following the 428th Squadron’s deactivation ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The 428th Fighter Squadron, comprised of air force members from the Republic of Singapore […]

No, U.S. government is not democracy

By Walter E. Williams We often hear the claim that our nation is a democracy. That wasn’t the vision of the founders. They saw democracy as another form of tyranny. If we’ve become a democracy, I guarantee you the founders would be deeply disappointed by our betrayal of their vision. The founders intended, and laid […]