Gun policies should remain business choice

Freedom New Mexico The day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over whether the Second Amendment to the Constitution overrides local gun control laws, national coffee chain Starbucks defended its policy not to prohibit firearms at its outlets. Starbucks officials issued a statement Wednesday that essentially deferred gun prohibition decisions to government officials. If […]

Schools offering choice on whether to view Obama speech


Seidenwurm By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Controversy over President Barack Obama’s speech to school children today is making for extra work at Clovis schools. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said she has heard concerns from parents on both sides of the issue. “We were caught a little off guard that there would be any kind of […]

Sotomayor’s decision-making questioned

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama surprised some court watchers with his choice of Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to replace the retiring Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. In several respects it was a shrewd choice, although some of the factors that made it shrewd […]

Bingaman and Udall introduce legislation requiring public health care choice

Free Choice Act may result in exact opposite

Freedom New Mexico California Democratic Congresswoman Hilda Solis, as President-elect Obama’s choice to be secretary of labor, will no doubt bring encouragement and even a touch of joy to union leaders everywhere. Whether the rest of us will have occasion to be pleased is another question. The larger issue nobody wants to discuss is whether […]

ENMU’s Rodrigues first-team All-SSC choice

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Sophomore forward Emerson Rodrigues has been chosen to the All-Southwest Soccer Conference first-team for the recently completed season. Rodrigues, a transfer from Oklahoma Baptist who hails from Brazil, led the Greyhounds (6-10-2, 3-4-1 SSC) with nine goals this season, including three multi-goal efforts. Senior defender Michael James of Gloucester, England, […]

July 20, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Lethal injection humane choice Juan Garza’s remarks about outside special interest groups’ pressure to start “humane” euthanasia at Clovis’ shelter were ludicrous. (“Outside input bothers official,” Tuesday’s CNJ) It may have been outside groups that started the movement, but Clovis residents that care about treating animals with a little respect and dignity will respond, like […]

July 6, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Use of money individual’s choice Just when I think I’ve heard all the nanny state liberal gibberish there is to hear, I read the letter from Gene Bundy in the June 29 CNJ regarding the recent tax rebate. (“Instead of spending try donating”) These people are never satisfied to mind their own business and do […]

May 16, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Pearce best choice for U.S. Senate

May 16 Letters to the Editor

Pearce best choice for U.S. Senate