How Will History Evaluate Ronald Reagan?

By Curtis K. Shelburne Never one to leave anything to chance, one of my heroes, Winston Churchill, once remarked, “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” And he did. I’m in the fourth volume of Churchills “The Second World War,” and getting inside Churchill’s head has been fascinating. As I […]

Reagan took his leader role seriously

Those who love liberty lost one of their premier leaders when Ronald Reagan died Saturday. One need not consider all of Reagan’s policies excellent to realize he was the only president in the 20th century who understood what America meant to all the world, why it was dubbed “the leader of the free world,” despite […]

White House is editing our information

Leonard Pitts Jr. Black people get crappy health care. If this comes as news to you, it’s probably because you haven’t been paying attention. Numerous studies have documented the fact that, regardless of income levels and across a wide range of illnesses, blacks and other minorities have less access to medical treatment and the treatment […]

Locals say civil rights work remains

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A picture of Martin Luther King Jr. faces the audience as keynote speaker Pastor Davis Swann speaks at the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Saturday at Clovis High school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Although the civil rights movement has made great strides since the assassination of Martin Luther King […]

Fox’s new focus on human rights could define turm

Freedom Newspapers A report by the United Nations on human rights in Mexico is both unusual in its origins and unusual in the hope it offers for systematic improvement in the way the government treats the Mexican people. The hard part, of course, will be implementation, but President Vicente Fox has recommitted the government to […]

Double talk cannot justify war in Iraq

By Tibor Machan What was the biggest story of 2003? The U.S. government’s decision to go to war with Iraq, that’s what. Why? Because, all in all, despite the desirable result of bringing down a vicious dictatorship, it was an unjustified military action taken by our government. What justifies going to war? When a country […]

Alien Production (Ticket 12/11)

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Mark Schmidt, playing Jim, gets his memory erased by aliens in “Tales of the Lost Formicans” Tuesday at Clovis Community College. Aliens, from left, are played by Mary Ann Prior, Criselda Leal, Edward Anton Yankovich, and Caleb Mark Brandon. By Helena Rodriguez What do aliens, The American Dream, Alzheimer’s Disease and a dysfunctional family have […]

Arguments against ban don’t stand up

Tibor Machan What does “partial birth abortion” mean, anyway? A procedure whereby a nearly born infant is killed just before it sees the light of day. The reasons for this are usually because there are concerns about the health of the mother, but without a ban that wouldn’t be necessary. What is wrong with it, […]

Clovis police department still under-appreciated

Letters to the editor So much has been said about our Clovis police force. They are underpaid, understaffed and more. Yes, they are underpaid. Otherwise we would not be understaffed. Our officers put their lives on the line every time they step out. Case in point: On Oct. 11, a pickup truck went north on […]

There are absolutes in ethics and politics

Tibor Machan In a free society where citizens have many different faiths – in the United States there are now about 2,500 religions – one might think no common standards of right and wrong, either in ethics or in politics, can be identified. But this is wrong. The basis of common standards of right and […]