Clovis ranked among lowest for tax burdens

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A New Mexico think tanks says, comparatively speaking, living in Clovis just isn’t that taxing. The Rio Grande Foundation has ranked Clovis as the third-best city for lowest tax burdens among New Mexico’s 10 most populous cities. The study, also performed in 2007, looks at both property and gross […]

Many fear cockfighting ban isn’t last action

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Ruby Burden of Portales holds a rooster that she’s working with so he can be handled. Burden and her husband, Badger, raise and fight gamecocks. They say it’s apparent the sport of cockfighting will soon be outlawed. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Crowing roosters can be heard through the open back […]

Freedom’s definition sets government’s role

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated columnist So you think this column is motivated by my vested interest in having philosophy taken seriously? OK, that’s part of it. But then, so what? Some things are in my interest, and this alone would suffice to justify championing them. In this case there is also the fact that all […]

Health should be personal responsibility

By Tibor Machan Reuters news service recently reported that a study from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University states: “With current trends of increasing overweight and obesity afflicting all age groups, urgent preventive measures are required not only to lessen the burden of disease and disability associated with excess weight but also to […]

Kerry’s proposals mix good ideas with boondoggles

Sen. John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, in recent days has begun fleshing out his economic proposals. From our free-market perspective, there are some aspects of his program that are praiseworthy and others that bear criticism. Predicting how he might apply his policies as president is difficult, however, because of Sen. Kerry’s troubling […]