Petraeus: Afghan war gains enable U.S. troop cuts

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Amid signs of deepening war weariness among Americans, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Tuesday he will soon recommend a plan for beginning troop reductions, while embracing President Barack Obama’s goal of pursuing a long-term military partnership with the Afghan government. In a four-hour Senate hearing that was his […]

Tea partiers making gains in elections

Freedom New Mexico The “Super Tuesday” primary elections further substantiated the influence of the tea party movement and the conservative wing of the Republican Party as well as providing what could be the beginning of a national referendum on the influence of unions. Two-term Arkansas Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln fought off a tough primary challenge […]

PEC gains new leadership, facilities

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Jett Warnick Master Sergeant Roddy Martin, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, addresses the first group of airmen to go through First Term Airmen’s Center in the new facilities inside the Pecos Trail Dining Facility, Bldg. 1225, on Jan. 15. As the new Career Assistance Advisor for the wing, Martin […]

Measure on deep water wells gains momentum

By Staci Matlock:The New Mexican Rep. Mimi Stewart’s bill to give the state engineer authority over brackish water in deep wells sailed through its second committee hearing Monday, winning unanimous approval. The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee saw fit to add a clause calling the need for the legislation an “emergency” after six private […]

Political gains will pave way for exit strategy

Freedom New Mexico Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker were impressive in Tuesday’s hearings regarding the current situation in Iraq, a year-plus into the “surge” and a few months into the inevitable drawdown of the additional troops provided by the surge. Their sober demeanor, stressing not only the reality but the fragility and reversibility […]

Kiser drives in five runs as Clovis gains split

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Elena Wimberly tags out Roswell’s Amber Sosa as she slides into third base CNJ staff Jarod Kiser drove in five runs as Clovis beat Hobbs 11-5 in the second game of a summer league doubleheader Thursday at Bell Park. Hobbs won the opener 19-5. Kiser’s bases-loaded triple keyed a […]

Capital gains tax dampens risk incentive

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Republican and Democratic big-government advocates whine about President Bush’s proposed tax cuts, particularly cuts in the capital gains tax. They say it’s a $70 billion giveaway to the rich. Listening to demagoguery about the rich, I’ve sometimes wished that we could find a humane way to get rid of the […]

Discrimination no longer valid excuse

By Walter Williams Last month, when Rosa Parks was laid to rest in Detroit, her eulogy contained well-deserved praise for her brave defiance of segregation laws that led to the 1955 Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott and later the 1956 Supreme Court ruling that banned public transportation segregation. The passing and remembrance of her generation of […]

Soutwestern governors can help Mexican economy

Freedom Newspapers To grow and create jobs, business needs government to be reasonable. Gov. Bill Richardson and other governors in the Southwestern United States can help our neighbors in Mexico understand that concept when they attend the Border Governors Conference scheduled Aug. 9-10 in Santa Fe. The conference involves the governors of the states on […]