Editorial: Activist worked tirelessly for freedom

Marshall Fritz, a tireless activist for the cause of human liberty, died peacefully in his hometown of Fresno, Calif., earlier this month after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 65. The founder of three different nonprofit organizations dedicated to furthering freedom in different ways, he was a genial giant with a booming voice […]

Campaign finance needs true reform

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested Democrat Barack Obama’s eye-popping prowess at fundraising may signal the end of the practice, established after Watergate, of having presidential campaigns funded by the taxpayers. Sen. McCain thinks that’s a shame. We think it would be cause for celebration. Sen. Obama announced on Sunday that […]

Bailout proves lenders need to privatize

Freedom New Mexico Just Tuesday, our editorial chided the Japanese government for clinging to a “too big to fail” attitude toward companies or enterprises with close ties to the government. Over the weekend U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson demonstrated

Ag industry solid foundation for local economy

Here are some area readers’ views on the economy: “I am not concerned about the local economy as we don’t rely entirely on the banking industry or the stock market. We tend to forget how much money the farm and ranch industry, which includes the dairies, bring into the local economy, not to mention the […]

John Edwards not exactly the ‘freedom’ candidate

Not sure which presidential candidate is best for America in 2008? Our editorial pages offer brief summaries on where the candidates stand on individual freedom. We’re not thrilled with any of the options, but the extremes range from John Edwards – we think he’s basically wrong on everything – to Ron Paul, whose ideas of […]

1/31 Letters to the editor

Wage increase will help reduce poverty I am writing in response to State Rep. Anna Crook’s declaration that bringing the minimum wage up to $7.50 will hurt the economy. This kind of thinking only proves that she is not in touch with reality. Increasing the minimum wage will help reduce poverty in New Mexico. New […]

Future journalists worthy investment

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Let me tell you about Lara Kennedy. Lara Kennedy is a Clovis High School kid. She is a prime example of what would happen if we freed our schools from the thugs and let the teachers concentrate on students who care. Lara Kennedy cares. So do the other dozen students […]

Banks, offices closed for holiday

By CNJ staff The following government agencies and banks will be closed on Friday in celebration of the New Year’s holiday: Curry County and state offices, and the Bank of Clovis, Citizens Bank of Clovis and Western Bank. Clovis National Bank will be open until noon and the drive-through at AccessBank will be open until […]

Our commitment to our heritage and to our readers

Freedom Newspapers Each year Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Clovis News Journal, celebrates Founder’s Day, the birthday of Raymond Cyrus Hoiles (1878-1970). “R.C.,” as he was known, founded the media company in 1935 with the purchase of the then-Santa Ana Register, and his heirs still control it. R.C. Hoiles had a passionate commitment to […]

Freedom: A value and company worth fighting for

Freedom Newspapers We’ve heard from a number of readers over the past few months who expressed anxiety and concern about what might happen to the views on these pages if our parent company, Freedom Communications, were sold. We hope they are as pleased as we are at the news Tuesday that Freedom will remain in […]