Commentary: ‘I hate this place’ all-too-familiar phrase

“I hate this place” is a phrase I’ve uttered a time or two at every base I’ve been to. It’s funny how a person can complain about a stage in life and then look back to realize it was the best thing for them. Military life isn’t easy. Having to uproot your family, and give […]

Lawmakers prepare to tackle budget deficit

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Kevin Wilson The phrase goes, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” The state budget shortfall will be covered by the New Mexico Legislature from Jan. 18 to March 19, because it must be by law. The way that gets done? We’ll see, veteran and rookie legislators say. “It’s going to be a tough show,” […]

Federal Web watch poor proposition

Freedom New Mexico The phrase “net neutrality” has an ingratiating appeal. Net neutrality rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission would “prohibit Internet service providers from interfering with the free flow of information” over their networks, the Associated Press reports. Proposed rules also would “bar Internet service providers such as Verizon Communications Inc. … from […]

TV stars could use dose of reality

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Speculative fiction writer Harlan Ellison, during the 1960s, coined the phrase “glass teat” for the television set. Since Ellison is still alive and working, I wonder what his take is on cable’s limitless channels. Or what would be the opinion of educator and philosopher Marshall McLuhan, who said “The medium […]

Clovis grad gives spark for Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Vanessa O’Neal, left, gets into position to grab a rebound during the Zias’ practice Friday afternoon. O’Neal was a member of the 30-0 state champion Clovis girls basketball team in 2005. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico A jack of all trades and a master […]

Sin is real, but God’s grace is deeper, stronger

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist If a writer has ever lived who could better turn a phrase than the early 20th-century author G.K. Chesterton, I can’t imagine who it would be. Here are a couple or a few quotable examples: “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they […]

Taking religion out of Christmas is discrimination

Freedom Newspapers It’s one of the most astounding examples we’ve yet seen of Orwellian “doublespeak,” which turns the meaning of a word or phrase on its head. Denver officials busily purging all references to Christ from the city’s “holiday” celebrations are actually using the world “inclusive” to describe and justify their patently exclusionist actions. “We […]