Protests ensure Vietnam still in public eye

Freedom New Mexico There were protests at the White House last month, and they were appropriate. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is still a long way from having an acceptable record on human rights and especially on religious freedom. It is helpful to remind the leaders of that country that people are still watching. Nonetheless, […]

Bush expected to sign new GI bill

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist With Congress adding a $1 billion-a-year transferability feature, President Bush has dropped his opposition to the extraordinary Webb GI Bill initiative and is prepared to sign it into law as early as this month. Known also as the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the new GI Bill will […]

Detainees given proper ruling

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court last week, in Boumediene v. Bush, decided

April 27, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Bush has our nation in disarray

April 27, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Bush has our nation in disarray

Unchecked power should be concern to all

Freedom New Mexico The release Tuesday of an 81-page memorandum written in March 2003 on the use of rough interrogation techniques by the military offers a disturbing insight into the mindset of all too many Bush administration operatives during the early years of the vague and misnamed “war on terror.”

Pelosi’s Olympic request selective

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Columnist When Nancy Pelosi is featured on SportsCenter, it somehow gets my attention. The California Democrat and Speaker of the House is turning her attention to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and to President George W. Bush. She’s calling on Bush to boycott the opening ceremony of the Olympics to […]

Military’s top brass finally have their say

Freedom New Mexico President Bush’s meeting last Wednesday with the Joint Chiefs of Staff was held in a secure Pentagon room called “the tank,” so it is almost impossible for outsiders to know what really happened. But enough came out in official and unofficial accounts to suggest that the military leaders were exceedingly frank with […]

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 […]

Bush, House make tax rebate deal to stimulate spending

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — With unprecedented speed and cooperation, Congress and the White House forged a deal Thursday to begin rushing tax rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most tax filers by spring, hoping they will spend the money just as quickly and jolt the ailing economy to life. Rebates would be even higher […]

Bill containing Cannon funds headed to Bush

CNJ staff WASHINGTON – The Senate gave final passage Tuesday to a bill that authorizes funding two projects at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press releases from New Mexico’s delegation. Congress revised the bill to address policy provisions related to Iraq that were opposed by the White House and led President Bush to […]

Bush calls for speedy tax relief in face of recession

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — With recession fears rising and the stock market tumbling, President Bush on Friday called for up to $150 billion in tax relief for consumers and business — and said there was no time to waste. Bush’s urgent remarks gave fresh impetus to congressional leaders already hard at work on an […]

Bush stimulus does little on Wall Street

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Wall Street ended a painful week with another decline Friday as skittish investors unable to hold on to much optimism about the economy drew little comfort from President Bush’s stimulus plan. The day’s trading reflected how fractious Wall Street has been in the new year. Investors pulled back from […]

Palestinian, Israeli agreement won’t be Bush’s doing

By Freedom New Mexico It’s unlikely President Bush will do much harm during his current trip through the Middle East, even though he does look a bit like an emperor making a ceremonial visit to the provinces. In some ways it is admirable seeing him trying to make an impression on a part of the […]

Letters to the Editor: After Bush, voters ready for change

Last week, the strange yet compelling American political system made history. In the first and usually quite important round of presidential selection processes in Iowa we chose an African-American, a famous ex-first lady and a populist lawyer. And a very smooth talking ex-preacher and a RICH ex-governor. A welcome development. It would not have happened, […]

Jan. 1, 2008

argushamilton.com Argus Hamilton BEVERLY HILLS — God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The San Francisco Zoo was termed a crime scene after a tiger attacked zoo patrons. It doesn’t seem possible. The cat had to jump a 15-foot moat and a 20-foot-high fence, and that was just to get into the United States from Mexico. […]

Bush approves military bill

Staff and wire reports President Bush on Tuesday signed an increase in the Pentagon’s non-war budget that includes funding for the purchase of five CV-22 Ospreys destined for Cannon Air Force Base, according to Air Force Special Operations officials. Authorized was $453.7 million for the Air Force purchase of V-22 Ospreys, and $238 million for […]

Rural Republican values in danger

By Allen Weh: Guest columnist At the beginning of the 20th century, rural America was the center of American life, home to most of the population and the source of the nation’s food and commerce. The core values of hard work, an entrepreneurial spirit and respect for private property took root in these early communities, […]

Special operations gets funding in Pentagon non-war budget

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — Congress approved a big boost in the Pentagon’s non-war budget late Thursday. The budget includes money for Air Force Special Operations to modify CV-22 Ospreys and other funding that will boost several programs in eastern New Mexico, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Cannon […]

Modest foreign policy only way to develop allies

By Freedom New Mexico Most of the reputed authorities reached by reporters gave longtime George W. Bush ally Karen Hughes mixed reviews when she announced she would be leaving her post as undersecretary of State for public diplomacy. The person in that position is supposed to help the rest of the world to like us, […]