Suffering, joy result of free will

Curtis Shelburne How can a good and powerful God allow suffering? That has always been a good and powerful question, and one asked most often and most poignantly in the midst of shock, pain, and perplexity. The question defies easy and glib answers. Pain is a caustic solvent that melts away easy answers and plastic […]

When God’s answer to his own son was no

Curtis Shelburne The answer was No. At least, it surely seems to walk like a No, talk like a No. I think it was a No. Jesus Christ, the very Son of God, was facing a terrible death and a struggle that would pit him against all the forces of Hell. Praying earnestly in an […]

Freedom basis of libertarianism

Libertarianism rests upon the answers to a few questions. Which is better: Freedom or slavery? Honest possession or theft? Truth or falsehood? For any random individual the answer might be “it depends”. For one thing, define “better.” Society prospers as individuals prosper. It is not right to make different rules for different people. This isn’t […]

McGee: Pondering mortality

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist One of the cool things about the Internet is you can find out whatever happened to old pals. Sometimes you get an answer, sometimes you wish you’d never asked. So one day I got to wondering whatever happened to my date for my senior prom. The answer left me stunned. […]

Equine summit set for Saturday

CNJ staff The first New Mexico Equine Industry Summit is set for Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. New Mexico State University horse specialist and summit organizer Jason Turner said dozens of people involved in the horse industry were scheduled to attend from across the state. Attendance is by invitation only. Speakers come from horse, […]

Hotel offers historic experience

Karl Terry Do you believe in ghosts? For me I guess the answer would be no but I do enjoy the stories and legends. If a ghost story helps put a person in a period of history and brings that history to life in some way that’s pretty cool whether you believe in ghosts or […]

Perhaps bag of swag is answer

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It never fails. A friend tries to prevent a tangent, and only inspires another. Over a drink, a guy she used to date came up. She replied, “Eh … been there, done that, got the T-shirt.” We didn’t talk about him again, but my mind was already off. Should I […]

Faith in goverment unfounded

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist Enthusiast for increasing government regulations of people in business, including those in the financial markets, never bother to answer the one basic question that any rational person would need to have answered before joining them as champions of their proposed remedies of our economic wows. This question is, “Why would […]

Our choices revolve around ethics

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The basic task of ethics is to answer the question, “How should I act?” What standards apply to me as I conduct my life?” “What are the fundamental principles that I should follow?” Those are pretty much equivalent questions, butthe answers are extremely complicated and multifaceted. There are […]

Group hosting health care forum

CNJ staff The High Plains Patriots are hosting a health care forum noon Saturday at Marshall Junior High School. Physicians will be on hand to answer questions concerning the proposed Health Care Reform Bill. Others will be present to answer questions concerning water restoration and cap and trade bills. Information: highplainspatriots.com

Socialized health care not answer

I think it was shortsighted of the Clovis News Journal to print only one photo and caption of the socialized medicine protest meeting outside the library in the Saturday edition and to run an Associated Press piece on Obama’s telling Congress not to “lose heart.” I think the government does have a role in health […]

Spread-the-Word Tour coming to Cannon

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The Air Force Personnel Center is coming to Cannon on April 23 for a Spread-the-Word Tour. A team of four people will be available to answer questions on personnel service delivery as well as listen to feedback about civilian and military personnel systems and deployment processes. Two briefings with question-answer-sessions […]

DTV switch better in private sector’s hands

Freedom New Mexico If you watch TV for more than a few minutes a day, you have probably seen ads and public service announcements about the Feb. 17 changeover from analog to digital television broadcasting. During the other transition, several officials of the incoming Obama administration have suggested pushing back the transition date three months, […]

Rodeo wranglers answer EMT call

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Airman 1st Class Brian Fox, left, 27th SOMOS, Staff Sgt. Joanna Siavii, center, 27th SOAMS, and Airman 1st Class Dena Olson, 27th SOMDOS, try to stabilize a “gunshot” victim in a mock trauma assessment during the Emergency Medical Technician R By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW […]

Students should be focus

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Last week, this column centered on the contributions of teachers to the lives and futures of students and included a statement concerning how school provides a structured and organized, thus safe, environment for many children. It would take up valuable space to describe in detail how many children, growing up […]

Babe and Ruth, of course

The answer to the 9 a.m. trivia question is …

Who are these ‘superdelegates?’

The Associated Press produces a weekly feature called “Ask AP,” in which reporters answer questions about the news.

Wildcats go to 23-0

Jaden Isler scored 26 points and Jaye Crockett added 24 as Clovis beat Carlsbad 84-52 in a boys basketball game Tuesday in Carlsbad. Bryce Hill added 19 points as the Wildcats (23-0) improved to 2-0 in District 4-5A play. The Clovis girls beat Carlsbad 77-47. Look for more coverage later on the VarsityNow section of […]

One vote yes on domestic partners issue

New Mexico lawmakers published a questionnaire in Sunday’s newspaper asking constituents a series of questions. One asked “Do you support all the same rights for domestic partners as for husband/wife couples?” Here’s an answer, from Ardyth Elms: “Yes. After many years of caring and loving for someone, you have the rights of any married couple. […]

A Giant hope

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what one reader had to say: • “I will be watching the Super Bowl even though the Packers did not make it this year. […]