Government needs to focus on real threat

Freedom New Mexico The Obama administration finally has pulled the plug on the ambitious “virtual” border fence that quickly turned out to be a big waste of money. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Friday that the SBInet project was being terminated, saying that a thorough review made it clear that it simply […]

Gambling could serve as source of revenue

Freedom New Mexico Gambling proponents once again are hoping that this will be the year Texas lawmakers finally allow gambling enterprises to establish themselves in the state. The issue could help reveal just what kind of “reform-minded” candidates were elected to the Legislature in November. Expanded gambling opportunities (limited pari-mutuel betting already is allowed in […]

Parents finally getting to know me

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I don’t need everything spelled out to me. That’s why when I was visiting a friend a few months ago, I could tell a female guest had just gotten out of a relationship. She said she was, “trying to stay strong,” which meant she’s not going to cry about the […]

Finally enjoying fruits of my labor

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I had threatened to put in a garden for the last three summers. The last several weeks we’re finally enjoying the fruits of our labor. Back in the spring I tilled up a spot in the southwest corner of our yard and planted a variety of vegetables. Overall the new […]

Octuplet mom hard to defend

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist We finally found something that conservatives and liberals alike can agree on — the disapproval, to put it mildly, over Nadya Suleman’s parenting choices. Forget the debate surrounding the stimulus plan and the economic downfall. Leave it to Suleman to unite the nation in criticizing her. In the last week, […]

Jesus’ humble beginnings teach us all

Freedom New Mexico It looks as if those who constantly decry the commercialization of Christmas might have finally gotten their wish. Those of us who ventured out for Christmas shopping this year found the crowds strangely thin and the discounts from desperate retailers surprisingly deep. Of course, this cutback in Christmas spending — we won’t […]

Don’t put much faith in early polls

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Finally it’s here — Election Day. It seems we’ve been embroiled in this presidential campaign

Aug. 31, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Who’s really in charge of our jail? Clovis has finally done it — made national news for all the wrong reasons. I’m sure many Clovis residents are asking the same questions: • How can eight inmates escape through a roof without detention center officers noticing? • How is it that a convicted murderer can still […]

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 […]

Travel not easy

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My children and I left Rome a week ago on Thursday morning. Reaching Florida should have taken a full day, with two flights: one to New York City and the other one to New Orleans. Instead, it took us four days, countless hours at airports in Newark, N.J., and Charlotte, N.C. […]