Drug policy desperately needs overhaul

Freedom New Mexico Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a minor flurry of criticism last week for acknowledging the United States — or at least some people in the United States — bears some responsibility for the explosion of drug-law-related violence in Mexico that has left more than 7,000 Mexicans dead since January 2008. The […]

Appointment of Clinton not well planned

Freedom New Mexico The rumors could not be more rampant that President-elect Barack Obama will appoint his chief rival in the primaries, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state. If the purpose is to introduce a bit of drama into the Cabinet and tighten up the domestic support of Democrats who still would […]

Health care debate needs two players

Freedom New Mexico Well, at least the presidential campaign will offer something of a debate on the issue of health care. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama disagree only over whether buying standardized government-approved health insurance will be mandatory for all Americans (Hillary’s plan) or only for children (Obama’s approach). Both anticipate […]

Still purrfect

The Clovis Wildcats improved to 24-0 Friday with a 77-39 win in a non-district win at Roswell. Jaye Crockett scored 20 points to lead Clovis, Bryce Hill added 19 and Jaden Isler 18. The Clovis girls beat Roswell 34-26 for their second straight win. Antiesha Brown led Clovis with 13 points while Kayla Breedlove and […]

Republican preferred

Editors recently asked readers if they prefer Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Some answers: • “I prefer Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton because she does not appreciate the military … But being a Republican, I wouldn’t vote for either.” — Gerald Majewski • “Really don’t prefer either one, but would go with Hillary on account of […]

Not crazy about the Dems

Editors recently asked readers if they prefer Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Some answers: • “Really don’t prefer either one, but would go with Hillary on account of her experience.” — Doug McGregor • How about neither? I would probably prefer Obama because it is inevitable that Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend will wreck Hillary’s campaign.” — Frank […]

Curry County Democratic caucus results

CNJ staff Hillary Clinton: 680 Barack Obama: 521 John Edwards: 36 Bill Richardson: 23 Christopher Dodd: 3 Joe Biden: 2 Dennis Kucinich: 2 Provisional: 82 Uncommitted: 16 Undetermined: 5 1,370 voted (15 percent of registered voters)

Memorable quotes, notes of 2006 revisited

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Old Mother Hubbard’s got nothing on me. Old Clueless Columnist went to the cupboard to find his year-end source material and found it empty. “Quotes” reads the label on the yellow legal file. In it I place things New Mexicans say that are outrageous, or profound, or silly, or stupid, […]

Clinton needs to be treated as real threat

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist There are a great many Republicans who laugh when you suggest that Hillary Clinton is the likely Democratic nominee in 2008. Their incredulity only deepens if you intimate that she could win. They are so vehement in their detestation of all things Clinton that the idea seems almost kooky to […]

First spouse’s role cast in glaring light

By Leonard Pitts I have a crush on the president of the United States. Perhaps more accurately, I’ve had a crush on Geena Davis, the woman who plays her Tuesday nights on ABC, ever since she guest-starred on “Family Ties” back in ’84. Those lips! Those legs! That height! Point being, I’m happy to talk […]

Hillary Clinton has gone moderately soft

Mona Charen: CNJ columnist A little immigration reform here, a little religion in the public square there, a little gentle talk about common ground on abortion — and what have you got? The birth of a new, moderate Hillary Clinton, announces the press. “Democratic Party appears to be getting softer on reproductive rights,” headlined a […]