Government has lost site of its purpose

By Tibor Machan There doesn’t appear to be any room for civil discourse in politics these days. There is no issue about which the disputing parties merely argue. The other side just has to be vicious, lying, deceiving, cheating, wishing simply to hurt some people, moved by mendacity while we are, of course, pure of […]

Customer service not to be faked

By Clyde Davis Some things simply cannot be faked. They have to be a matter of heart. If there is no heart, there is no way to bluff your way through it. Sports might be a good example. If you are just putting in an appearance, it shows. If you are playing just for fun, […]

It is possible to take the middle ground

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Syndicated columnist I’m not sure Rush Limbaugh is, as the title of the best-selling book would have it, “a big, fat idiot.” The man has, after all, lost a considerable amount of weight in recent years. But he is a major reason I’d rather hammer a spike through my ears than subject […]

Lady Cats looking to rebound from loss

By Dave Wagner If there was a chance the Clovis High Lady Wildcats would overlook Carlsbad in tonight’s 7 p.m. District 4-5A matchup at Rock Staubus Gym, that went out the window on Saturday. The Lady Cats had hoped to take the district race by the throat, but instead dropped a five-game decision to Eldorado […]

Liberties are right; approval not required

By Tibor Machan It is always the burden of principled men and women to defend the liberty of some who aren’t the paragons of virtue, certainly not of ordinary morality. While there may be nothing amiss with sodomy — intimacy between people of the same sex — lots of folks think there is. Among these […]

Why all the fuss about gay marriages?

Tibor Machan Canada is now recognizing gay marriages, and many in America think it is embarrassing that our country is lagging behind. Well, just wait a minute. When gay marriages are not being recognized it isn’t just that one is opposed to them. There can be full acceptance of such marriages while still resisting them, […]