Buckley made excellence seem effortless

Freedom New Mexico Just a listing of his accomplishments is a bit wearying, causing one to marvel that he packed so much into what in context seems like a mere 82 years of William F. Buckley Jr.’s life. The godfather of modern American conservatism wrote at least 55 books, ranging from serious political treatises to […]

Feb. 23 – War paint

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Del Valle’s Isaac Herrera waits on third base Saturday during the Clovis Invitational Tournament at Bell Park.

Protesters lack empathy

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist The City Council in Berkeley, Calif., often home to anti-war protests and activities, has recently decided that it no longer welcomes Marine recruiters. As reported by a CNN on Feb. 8, the city council approved a measure that urged recruiters to leave town, stressing that they were not welcome and […]

Democratic presidential candidates

By Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The following profiles of presidential candidates are intended to help voters decide whether individual freedom will advance or retreat if the candidate is elected.Today we focus on leading Democratic candidates. We’ll look at Republicans on Thursday. Hillary Clinton A Hillary Clinton presidency poses substantive threats to individual freedom. Her […]

Bush asks for perseverance, action on economy and war

By Terence Hunt: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Recession. War. Terrorism. The worry list in President Bush’s final State of the Union address was the same as in his first. “We can all see that growth is slowing,” Bush said in his appearance before Congress Monday night when talking about the economy. The war in […]

Fighting terror doesn’t give Bush universal power

By Freedom New Mexico One of the keys to making our government work properly is the balance of powers. It’s a common mistake to think the president runs the federal government, but he doesn’t. He runs the executive branch. His official influence over the legislative and judicial branches is limited to proposing the budget and […]

Jan. 20, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Fun Way to Better Bridge Play by Harry Lampert was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Marge Westfall, mother of Linda Palla. Starting from the basics, this intriguing beginner’s book offers a very pleasant way to learn the world’s most fascinating […]

America’s vets deserve top care for their service

By Freedom New Mexico As we all owe a debt of gratitude to our nation’s veterans, those same veterans should be thankful for the efforts of Raymond Weeks. A World War II veteran, Weeks organized “National Veterans Day” on Nov. 11 — then the designated date for Armistice Day — in 1947 in Birmingham, Ala. […]

Missing Man Table

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A table is set Thursday at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center to honor missing troops. The symbolism of the Missing Man Table and honors: The table is round to show our everlasting concern for our missing troops. The tablecloth is white, symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call […]

Red, white and sometimes blue

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Rick Hidalgo, left, a Gulf War veteran, and Trini Ortiz, a Vietnam veteran, both members of American Legion Post 25, raise a flag Thursday morning at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center. The center held a breakfast in honor of those who served their country. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Linda […]

Oct. 31, 1943

Joe Roach was the acting chief of police during a reorganization of the city’s police department. … The Clovis News-Journal reported the War Fund Drive was progressing satisfactorily in Curry County with workers canvassing door to door in Clovis, according to Judge J.C. Compton, chairman of the drive. … Jimmie Allman’s School of Dancing, 421 […]

Military must adjust to battle modern enemies

By Freedom New Mexico Several developments during recent days add to the impression, voiced by former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, among others, that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have stretched the U.S. military to the breaking point. Fixing it will require a period of surcease from active combat — time to absorb […]

Blog from Cannon: Special Ops activated

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Lilliana Castillo Lt. Gen. Michael W. Wooley and Lit. Gen.Norman Seip stand at attention Monday as the national anthem is sung at the beginning of the change of command ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base. Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico’s Karl Terry is blogging live from Cannon Air Force Base this morning. He will also […]

Television stations shouldn’t live in fear of FCC

By Freedom New Mexico Who knew? Turns out World War II was the profanity-free war. It resulted in tens of millions of deaths worldwide but not a single bad word was uttered. Of course, that’s not really the case. But one might get that impression from watching “The War,” an otherwise riveting, 15-hour documentary from […]

Sept. 9 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families edited by Andrew Carroll was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Livio Edward Palla. From riveting combat accounts to profound reflections on the wartime experience […]

Sept. 2 Library Books

The following books and DVDs are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Kiss Me Deadly by Mickey Spillane was given by Vicki Dryer in memory of Inez Williams. Although friends and enemies alike warn Mike Hammer to drop his feud with the Mob, he defies the police and the FBI to settle his personal score […]

8-26 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Art of New Mexico: How the West Is One by Joseph Traugott was given by the faculty and staff of the West College of Education in memory of Ruth Gore. Some 225 selected works demonstrate the extent to which Native American, Hispanic and European-American […]

8-19 Library books

The following books are available in the Clovis-Carver Public Library: American Art in the Columbus Museum by Brigette Foley was given by the faculty and staff of the West College of Education in memory of Ruth Gore. This breathtaking volume contains a remarkable collection of 101 works of painting, sculpture and decorative arts from notable […]

War no excuse for taking action against civilians

By Freedom Newspapers The trials, plea bargains and conviction of U.S. Marines involved in war crimes in Iraq have — like everything else involving the Iraq war — divided Americans. Many Americans are shocked at the brutal nature of the crimes these Marines have committed or are accused of committing, including an execution-style killing of […]

Other countries show U.S. freedoms not so bad

Freedom Newspapers Civil libertarians, including us, routinely assail the administration for its restrictions on our liberties in the war on terrorism. We sometimes overstate our complaints, charging that Bush & Co. have taken so many of our freedoms that we might as well be living in the old Soviet Union. Then we see a story […]