Be wary when placing trust in junk science

A recent poll asked Americans who and what they trust. It found that Republicans trust religion more than science; Democrats trust science more than religion. Neither should trust in science, as it is a discipline of proof. Most religious beliefs cannot be proved, so those who submit to religion do so in nothing more than […]

Contrast between real quality, real junk

By Curtis K. Shelburne G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.” Though Chesterton died before the advent of television, a fact that was merciful both for him and for those who produce what we’ve come to expect […]

It’s Their Business: Junk Be Gone

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Junk Be Gone By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Junk Be Gone What they do: They haul away unwanted items. Items that are still capable of being used are donated to the Lighthouse Mission or Salvation Army. Who’s in charge: Tony Bogusz Employees: One How long in business: Six months Hours: By appointment Contact: […]

Children’s obesity parents’ responsibility

by Ned Cantwell: CNJ columnist New Mexico legislators, to their credit, are most concerned about the health of their constituents. Wander around any lobbyist-sponsored evening reception and you will run upon clusters of lawmakers eating sausage cheese balls, drinking whisky sours, and talking about the health needs of the folks back home. At times the […]

It takes a critical eye to get rid of junk

By Grant McGee An acquaintance of mine was tidying up his Clovis home recently. As I approached his house I wondered if he were having a garage sale. There was all this stuff in the driveway. I don’t really know why folks hold on to stuff. I was telling my mom I was writing about […]