Financier invested wealth in education

Freedom New Mexico Education reforms come and go, usually with little impact. But one person who made a difference for the better was Ted Forstmann, who died Nov. 20 in New York City at age 71. Forstmann made a fortune through investment firms and other businesses. He also criticized junk bonds as too risky. And […]

Ticket feature: New York-based quartet performing at ENMU

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Courtesy photo Eastern New Mexico University will be hosting a free New York Polyphony concert 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will be hosting a free concert by a New York-based quartet 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. […]

Gay marriage: Let speculation begin

Whenever somebody tells me that allowing same-sex marriages will decimate heterosexual marriage, I tell them gay marriage will make hamburgers tastier. As long as neither of us has proof … A slightly more rational argument is taking place after New York’s Legislature approved same-sex marriage. There’s already talk of a domino effect, how New York […]

Bin Laden reaction: Clovis native says NYC upbeat

Sharna Johnson New York is smiling, according to Clovis native Cyndi Phelps. Waiting in Phoenix to catch a late flight back to New York Sunday night, Phelps said everyone became glued to the TVs in the terminal when the president came on to announce Osama bin Laden was dead. A few minutes later on the […]

Administration being deceptive with provisions

Freedom New Mexico In the New York Times News story, Robert Pear wrote drily: “While administration officials cited procedural reasons for changing the rule, it was clear that political concerns were also a factor.” No kidding. The rule in question was an administrative decision to do what Congress chose not to do when it passed […]

Right to gun ownership essential

The New York Times editorialized in panic, predictably, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down Chicago’s ban on handgun ownership. Lamenting the Court’s highly abstract debate about the constitutional clause that needed to be considered, The Times alleged that Monday’s ruling will “undermin(e) Chicago’s (sensible) law” and lead to “results (that) […]

I would rather not be nudged

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine ran what amounts to a puff piece about Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s longtime friend, former colleague, and current regulation czar. It was penned by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, who is identified as “a contributing writer for the magazine and a […]

Giving freely will lead to satisfied heart

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Charlie and I were in New York City for several days about three years ago. It was a wonderful experience — to see Ground Zero and to spend a day at the Statue of Liberty was something we will remember for the rest of our lives. Our week was packed […]

Distracted driving tough to enforce

By Tibor Machan: Freedom Newspapers columnist For a while now I have observed the alarm about the use of cell phones while driving. There is hardly any doubt that doing so is hazardous. In his Dec. 7 article for The New York Times, Matte Richtel chronicles some of this. He reports on Bob Lucky, an […]

Right to private property recognized

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist There was a bit of good news recently from New York state, that bastion of modern liberalism and American statism! As The New York Times reported Dec. 4, “In a 3-to-2 decision, a panel of the Appellate Division of (NY) State Supreme Court in Manhattan annulled the state’s […]

Warren Buffett buying BNSF

NEW YORK (AP) — Making a $34 billion bet on the future of the U.S. economy, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Tuesday agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. “Berkshire’s $34 billion investment in BNSF is a huge bet on that company, CEO Matt Rose and his team, and the railroad industry,” Buffett […]

Columnist left mark on world of journalism

William Safire, the longtime New York Times columnist, may be remembered longer for his “On Language” columns, exploring word origins and usage, many of which found their way into a series of widely discussed books, than for his political commentary. As a political commentator, however, he was something of a model. For the most part […]

Legendary CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92

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MCT photo Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks’ golden age died Friday at 92 from cerebral vascular disease. By Frazier Moore: The Associated Press NEW YORK — Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks’ golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called “the […]

Clovis runner set for NYC Marathon

CNJ staff Clovis resident Teddy Draper is headed to New York City in November to take part in the ING New York City Marathon. Draper dedicating his funds to the Aubrey Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. To raise money, Draper will be auctioning off five paintings through a raffle. There […]

Baskett’s Eagles advance to NFC title game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Donovan McNabb and his Philadelphia Eagles get another week to keep chasing that elusive Super Bowl crown. Eli Manning and the New York Giants get a whole offseason to wonder what went wrong. McNabb made all the big plays that Manning did not, and the Eagles eliminated the Super Bowl […]

Regulations treat people as animals

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist A recent New York Times carried an item that is of some political-philosophical interest on the nature of a free society’s system of laws. In particular, it related to the discussion of whether public policy ought to be addressed pragmatically — that is, issue by issue, with no […]

Official: Richardson to be commerce secretary

The Associated Press NEW YORK — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to be commerce secretary, adding a prominent Hispanic and one-time Democratic rival to his expanding Cabinet. Obama planned to announce the nomination after Thanksgiving, according to a Democratic official familiar with the discussions. The official was not authorized to […]

Residents recall 9/11 memories

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard presented the colors as part of a Patriots Day ceremony Thursday at Patriot Outdoors. Patriot Outdoors owner Stephen Powell gave a speech on patriotism. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Marie Lou McAnulla said tears flowed down her face Thursday as soon as […]

May 22, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: Last Comic Standing Where: NBC When: 7:30 p.m. What it’s about: A star search for the world’s funniest comic kicks off in the stand-up contest’s Season 6 opener. Here, celeb scouts Richard Belzer and Steve Schirripa audition comedians in New York, while Fred Willard and Kathy Najimy search for talent in Tempe, Ariz.

Scandal faces Mozzarella too

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I heard a lot of outrage about New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s alleged involvement with a prostitution ring and his fall from grace. Even my husband, who is originally form upstate New York and presently in Iraq, has followed the scandal closely and was very disappointed about this politician. I […]