Nader unlikely to make impact

So, Ralph Nader, the regulation advocate cleverly disguised as a consumer advocate, is running for president. Again. Democrats who thought he set things up for the 2000 election, when he ran as a Green Party candidate, to be stolen are gritting their teeth already, but the likelihood of the master manipulator of the media doing […]

Patience difficult, but virtuous

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist Our son Matteo, whom we adopted from Ethiopia about a year and a half ago, has had numerous health problems since arriving in the United States. Matteo had been abandoned by the side of a road, so the orphanage he came from didn’t have any background information, which can be […]

Christmas gives meaning to first and final breaths

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist A few months ago, my wife and I and two of our sons stood beneath a giant tree in a Ugandan rain forest. The guide explained to us that what we had thought was the bark of the tree was actually a parasitic vine that had for multiplied scores […]

Christmas promoted in Clovis’ past

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Editor’s note: Clovis historian Don McAlavy reports Arthur Curren likely wrote this piece. Its intent was to boost economic interest in Clovis before Christmas 1913. Curren was Clovis’ first newspaper editor. Misspellings were likely intentional. Dear Darlin Mirandy: I kum back to Clovis yesterday an found much of a change in […]

Senate committee perpetuates global warming scare

By Freedom New Mexico To protect us from unlikely harm, Congress is rushing toward a trillion dollar disaster that will empower government and enrich a few. A bill to impose potentially economy-crippling restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions has passed a key Senate committee. Only eight years ago senators voted 95-0 against imposing Kyoto Protocol’s similar […]

Life would be better on Planet Kevin

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A few years ago, I did a few pieces on how different a planet could be if I controlled the rules — a planet Kevin, based on the “Planet Charlie” standup routine of Charlie Viracola. Consider these rules of Planet Kevin, with explanations. More to come in the next […]

Couple falls victim to tornado, burglary

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An elderly Clovis couple who lost their house to the March 23 tornado said they were devastated again by burglaries to their property. Delbert and Pearl Tivis had lived in their home on South Prince Street for almost 40 years when the tornado decimated it, leaving it uninhabitable. They […]

Even worst writers can be winners

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Like many aspiring writers, I turn to the works of some of the most brilliant writers of our time for inspiration. I also turn to some of the worst writers of our time for inspiration — or at least for consolation, knowing that my writing couldn’t be any worse. Every […]

New Mexican named Secretary of Agriculture in 1945

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Clinton P. Anderson was born in South Dakota in 1895. I’m not sure when he came to New Mexico, although he served as state treasurer of New Mexico in 1932-33. He was elected to Congress for three terms. In 1945 President Truman appointed Clinton P. as secretary of agriculture for the […]

China’s treatment of media setting country back

By Freedom Newspapers Just now the Chinese government is focused on U.S. media, claiming they (we) have exaggerated the extent to which Chinese food products are tainted in the wake of all those dogs and cats dying horrible deaths a few weeks ago. This aggressive defense of Chinese quality standards is considered important not only […]