Foreign aid could negate incentive for reform

Freedom Newspapers The agreement among the world’s economically developed countries, called the G-8 countries, to forgive more than $40 billion in debt owed by some of the world’s poorest countries to international institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund could be the beginning of a fresh start for those poor countries. But […]

Some critics lose sight of real values

Tibor Machan No one is more prone to criticize the various levels and branches of the U.S. government than I am. My complaints, however, tend to focus on how our political institutions have departed from the best ideas on which the country was founded. When you read most prominent mainstream newspapers and magazines — The […]

Private giving to disaster victims shows generosity

Freedom Newspapers It’s bad enough for Americans to endure hectoring from the United Nations about our response to the tsunami crisis in Asia. Now we must endure scolding from a former U.S. Cabinet official, who admits that the nation has given a lot — he only wishes more of it came from the public sector […]

America more generous than some give credit

CNJ staff The U.S. government announced initially that it would donate $15 million to help victims of the overwhelming tsunami in South Asia. A United Nations official said the U.S. was “stingy” when it came to international aid. His comment was silly and a bit meanspirited. More significantly, however, it reflected a serious misunderstanding of […]

Small-minded critics spit their venom

By Mona Charen Natural disasters bring incomprehensible suffering. In this, they differ from manmade calamities. If you believe in free will, you can at least allow that human beings are capable of inexhaustible evil when they turn away from God, and that innocents suffer as a consequence. Even if God exists, free will makes the […]

U.S.: Generous and humanitarian country

by Mona Charen The school movie. What a glorious thing it was to a student eager to avoid real work. The lights were dimmed, and nothing was expected from us except to gaze at a screen. (Later, we understood that lazy teachers liked movies for the same reason.) But at least the films we saw […]

More than one-third of CCC students received finicial aid in 2003-04

CNJ staff Clovis Community College disbursed more than $6 million in financial aid in 2003-2004, according to numbers presented by the school at Wednesday’s Board of Regents meeting. April Chavez, CCC director of financial aid, said more than 1,700 students received some type of aid, making up more than one-third of the school’s enrollment. Many […]

There are few ways to help world’s poor

Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Did you learn that the United States is rich because we have bountiful natural resources? That has to be nonsense. Africa and South America are probably the richest continents in natural resources but are home to the world’s most miserably poor people. On the other hand, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and […]

Time, patience, earns degree

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Lenna Rolan doesn’t think it’s a real good idea for her to pursue a master’s degree. She’s just not sure when she finish it. You have to understand, it took her 26 semesters to get her undergraduate degree. It’s not that Rolan had trouble in class — in fact she […]

amos all tangled up

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss in case you re wondering why there s kool-aid and coffee stains all over this week s column it s because marcellus that mangy malevolent cat has been running […]