There’s enough fish in the sea for all parties involved

Freedom Newspapers Turnabout isn’t just fair play — when watching that full-contact sport called special interest politics, it’s also a lot of fun for spectators. We take special joy, for instance, in seeing one interest group that’s been pushing for tougher regulations on someone else suddenly finding itself in the regulator’s crosshairs. This happened several […]

City gives $28,500 to special intrests

David Arkin: CNJ correspondent, Political Notebook Contributors in Clovis have given more than $28,000 to federal campaigns and special interest groups this year. According to opensercrets.org, a Web site that provides in-depth data on who gives money to candidates and groups, those living in the Clovis-area 88101 zip code — which accounts for a huge […]

Best collectors to receive gold award

By Jack King, CNJ Staff Writer Volunteers will spread out across Clovis Saturday to pick up trash, litter. Area residents will have yet another chance Saturday to earn the coveted Golden Dumpster award — given each spring and fall to the group that collects the most trash — during the annual spring “Great American Clean […]

New strategies needed for U.S. war against terror

Freedom Newspapers The rash of terrorist violence that has afflicted Uzbekistan, leaving at least 42 people dead and several neighborhoods destroyed, might or might not be directly linked to al-Qaida, as Ilya Pyagay of Uzbekistan’s Interior Ministry has claimed. But the attacks illustrate the decentralized and increasingly flexible nature of Jihadist terror. What seems likely, […]

EDITORIAL: Judges’ tough scrutiny a needed practice

A decision by federal Judge Audrey B. Collins in Los Angeles to strike down a portion of the sweeping anti-terrorism law passed in haste after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, looks like a heartening sign that the judiciary system might be ready to get back in the game of protecting the liberties of […]

Different goals could unravel democratic Iraq

Freedom Newspapers T he recent rallies held by Shiite Muslims led by Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani could presage the most serious problems yet for the troubled U.S. occupation of Iraq. If the situation is not handled deftly, the nightmare everybody fears but would rather not talk about — full-scale civil war — could become a […]

Possible gross receipts tax looms for charities

Eric Butler New Mexico’s non-profit groups do not pay gross receipts taxes for commercial services or for goods sold. They’d like to keep it that way. The state’s Blue Ribbon Tax Committee meets this week to consider a series of tax proposals it will recommend to Gov. Bill Richardson. One proposal would require non-profit agencies […]