Security efforts must not erode our freedoms

As we remember Sept. 11, 2001, a new report suggests our country’s officials pay too little attention to the threats of terrorist attacks from within. The report deserves attention, but it should not be used to justify the further curtailment of individual rights. Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Security Preparedness Group, comprising former heads of the [...]

Committee suggests wind turbine ordinances

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city’s planning and zoning commission is recommending to the city commission an ordinance regulating residential wind turbines within city limits. The Planning and Zoning Commission discussed the proposal Wednesday during its monthly meeting. Commission member Tom Martin said during an October meeting the development of an ordinance was [...]

Senate committee perpetuates global warming scare

By Freedom New Mexico To protect us from unlikely harm, Congress is rushing toward a trillion dollar disaster that will empower government and enrich a few. A bill to impose potentially economy-crippling restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions has passed a key Senate committee. Only eight years ago senators voted 95-0 against imposing Kyoto Protocol’s similar [...]

House cleaning alone won’t fix formula for failure

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush late last week made significant changes in both his foreign-policy team and his top military commanders. The question is whether he is clearing the decks for action or rearranging the deck chairs. Given that President Bush is tentatively scheduled to unveil his latest strategy for the war in Iraq on [...]

News from Iraq more than just disheartening

Freedom Newspapers The story that will make the biggest splash may not have been the most disheartening news out of Iraq in the last week or so. Not that it wasn’t disheartening to learn that some 380 tons of conventional explosives — perhaps more destructive than the chemical and biological substances usually lumped into the [...]