Sci-fi geeks take movies seriously

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist The good news is I have a few ideas for a column. The bad news is none of those ideas has more than a few paragraphs of life before it amounts to beating a dead horse. So here are some of the things I was considering dedicating entire columns to […]

Nudge-ocrats have own agenda

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Ideas do have consequences and this is quite evident with the current administration’s adoption of what has been labeled — or mislabeled — “libertarian paternalism.” Two political economists, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein,

Kemp’s ideas of liberty will be sorely missed

Freedom Communications Several observers have claimed that Jack Kemp, who followed a sterling career in

Roosevelt had warped liberty ideas

By Tibor Machan: FNNM columnist One of my colleagues at Chapman University told me how much he favors the following sentiment expressed by former President Franklin D. Roosevelt: “I am not for a return to that definition of liberty under which for many years a free people were gradually regimented into the service of the […]

Company founder fought valiantly for freedom

By Freedom New Mexico This month we remember the founder of our company, R.C. Hoiles, who bought the then-Santa Ana Register in 1935 and founded a company he named Freedom Newspapers. It grew into Freedom Communications, today the nation’s 12th largest media company, with operations on the Internet, in broadcast, magazines and newspapers. Hoiles launched […]

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Being fit to fight goes a lot further than just being a catchy saying and to help people get their fittest, they need not go any further than the base fitness center. Though squadrons have mandated physical training (PT) schedules, there are a variety of other […]

‘Atlas Shrugged’ message has yet

By Freedom Newspapers Love it or hate it, “Atlas Shrugged” still inspires passion a half-century after it was first published. It’s not just that the book was well read, but that it has been so influential in the intellectual development of so many people. Ayn Rand challenged the smelly orthodoxy of her time, the one […]

Commentary: Libertarian was American original

By Brian Doherty: CNJ correspondent Most of the heroes of the American libertarian movement have been economists and academics. That scrappy gang fighting for the ideas at the heart of America’s founding — that government should be restricted to, at most, the protection of its citizens’ life, liberty, property, and ability to pursue happiness — […]

Communism possible only in Utopia

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Grove City College publishes an excellent newsletter titled “Visions and Values.” Its July 2006 edition features an interview with Dr. Richard Pipes, acclaimed Russian historian and Harvard University professor of Sovietology. The interview was conducted by Grove City College professor of political science Dr. Paul Kengor. Pipes, who served on […]

Internet companies should reassess actions in China

Freedom Newspapers We’ve seen cigarette company CEOs called to account by Congress. Oil company honchos, too, have been ordered to appear, and grilled about the allegedly obscene profits they’ve been pulling down. So break out the stakes, matches and marshmallows: It’s weenie-roasting time again on Capitol Hill! Next up for the congressional inquisition are the […]

Valentine’s Day calls for unique gift ideas

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist It is time, friends and neighbors, to prepare our hearts and minds — especially our hearts — for the celebration of romance and other forms of love, which we know as Valentine’s Day. A list of unique ideas occur to me. • Get some ideas from the Internet. I did […]

Money should support towns, schools

By Brian Moore: Guest Columnist We’re about to start a new legislative session this week, and it should be an interesting one. We’re starting a 30-day session, which is supposed to be only for the budget, plus a few items the governor thinks important enough to deal with in this short period of time. You’ve […]

King’s speech still inspires decades later

Freedom Newspapers “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” — Martin Luther King Jr. When it comes to historical figures, people often feel either a need to embrace them entirely, ignoring or denying contradictory or troubling things that they said or did. The […]

A man’s great ideas live on after he’s gone

We are saddened at the loss of economist Jude Wanniski, who on Aug. 29 died suddenly of a heart attack at age 69 in New Jersey. A journalist, he started out in the 1960s with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the now-defunct National Observer. In 1972, he became an editorial writer at The Wall Street […]

State congressman suggests national publicity campaign to aid Cannon fight

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer A question posed by Congressman Steve Pearce made one local business owner think of the Oscar Mayer Weiner. Specifically, Sid Strebeck envisioned the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, or something equally recognizable and memorable that eastern New Mexico could use to glean national attention to help save Cannon Air Force base. […]

Reagan gave inspiration to free people

When the talking heads with microphones and cameras show up, most of those in the long lines to honor Ronald Reagan say little more than, “It’s a piece of history,” or “You have to respect somebody who rose from nothing to become president.” But their very presence suggests the bond goes deeper than mere affection […]

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 […]

Filmmaker claims of being censored are unfounded

Michael Moore As a filmmaker, Michael Moore makes full use of the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. In fact, his type of in-your-face movies possibly rely more on those protections than, say, Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Moore has made a career of tweaking the noses of people in high places. And […]

Kerry’s proposals mix good ideas with boondoggles

Sen. John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, in recent days has begun fleshing out his economic proposals. From our free-market perspective, there are some aspects of his program that are praiseworthy and others that bear criticism. Predicting how he might apply his policies as president is difficult, however, because of Sen. Kerry’s troubling […]

Growing government must be stopped

By Tibor Machan Jim Pinkerton, who worked in the Reagan White House, now writes columns. One of his recent missives tells us that American conservatism is in almost total shambles. It lacks coherence, he says, and is pretty much unrecognizable as offering some sort of alternative to what the liberal Democrats propose, namely a rich, […]