Extending tax cuts for all best course of action

Freedom Newspapers What came over U.S. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio? The House minority leader suggested a compromise with Democrats on taxes. Within a matter of seconds, it seemed, the knives were out. His own party ripped him, and the White House fell back on that tired political clich

Ingle ready to lead Legislature

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan State Sen. Stuart Ingle expects the financial shortage to be the biggest issue in this year’s Legislative session. Here, he sits in his Portales home next to photos of his daughters. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Hunter, family man, farmer, state senator for 24 years. Portales resident Stuart Ingle […]

Republicans use Democrat’s play to block bills

By Freedom Newspapers The first 100 days of Nancy Pelosi’s reign of error as speaker of the House have come and gone. Several times over, actually. And what does Congress have to show for it? Little to nada, legislatively speaking, and even lower public approval ratings than the besieged President Bush. Not that we’re complaining. […]

Minority taking oval office seat could be near

By Freedom Newspapers So, it’s probably well past time to consider whether Americans are ready to elect a minority or a woman to the highest office in the nation. And it’s sort of odd having to ponder this in what we’ve always called the land of opportunity. Quite honestly, our perceptions of who should occupy […]

Bill would split magistrate elections into two divisions

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A magistrate judge and a district attorney say a bill that would change the way magistrate judges in Curry County are elected is undemocratic. The bill’s sponsor, Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, thinks the bill embodies representative government, and would give minorities more voice. If House Bill 730 passes, Curry […]

NMMI honors Ingle for service

Freedom Newspapers The Commandant of Cadets at the New Mexico Military Institute formally recognized Dist. 37 State Sen. Stuart Ingle of Portales for his service to the state of New Mexico and promoted Ingle to “Honorary Cadet Colonel” at NMMI. A special order from Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci which was read in front of […]

Iraq must decide future between politics, bloodshed

Freedom Newspapers Americans who support the war in Iraq had a common interest Saturday with Americans who opposed the war and want to see U.S. troops withdrawn as quickly as feasible. A successful vote to approve the draft constitution is in the interests of almost every American. Those who support the war need evidence of […]

Latinas are trying to shatter stereotypes

Helena Rodriguez Somebody said something the other day that ticked me off. I was apologetically five minutes late for an interview. I even called my boss to tell this person I was going to be five minutes late. When I got there, this guy said, “Latinas are always late!” He happened to be a Latino/Hispanic […]

America in danger from dwindling scientific creativity

Freedom Newspapers The New York Times last week featured a front-page article that might be more ominous for America’s future than the periodic fluctuations of the economy or the stock market. “U.S. Is Losing Its Dominance In the Sciences,” read the headline, meaning that a number of markers of American achievement in science have declined […]

Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, aims for minority whip seat

By David Arkin Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, on Friday said he plans to run for the minority floor post in the state House of Representatives. Moore said he thinks it’s time for a change in leadership. “Some people have asked me to take this on,” he said. “I think we need some rural leadership.” Moore’s […]

Those who ‘correct’ history make it worse

Thomas Sowell Those of us who believe in the brotherhood of man have to be able to accept the negative, as well as the positive, aspects of that belief. For example, a stupid and counterproductive idea that catches the fancy of one part of the human race in one part of the world in one […]

Business Briefs 1/27

Business leaders from around the state will attend Business Day today in Santa Fe at the Eldorado Hotel. Business spokespeople will summarize key issues that will be lobbied for by the New Mexico business community during the 2004 Legislative session. Speakers will include Gov. Bill Richardson, Speaker of the House Ben Lujan, House Minority Leader […]

Eye-opening books can be right Christmas gifts

By Thomas Sewell When the joy of Christmas starts turning to the desperation of trying to find the right gift, that is the time to turn to that old standby — books. You don’t have to know someone’s measurements to buy a book, nor does it have to match their current wardrobe or fit in […]