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By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist What happened at the University of California-Irvine last week would have embarrassed a reasonably mature 8-year-old. It seems two campus groups, the College Republicans and the United American Committee, held a panel discussion about the riots that engulfed parts of the Middle East and Asia last month over a Danish […]

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 […]

Turkey speaks out about American holiday

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: The following interview was conducted Wednesday with Tom T. Turkey in a barnyard just south of Portales. Q. Mr. Turkey, what does the middle initial T. stand for? A. Terrified, until I realized that was a telephoto lens in your hand and not a hatchet as you came […]

It’s not polite to give away movie endings

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist A movie titled “Flightplan” has been playing in Clovis. The action revolves around a mother and daughter flying on a jumbo jet. During the flight something happens to the daughter and the action begins. I could tell you the whole story but I have only recently learned it is crude, […]

Dubble Bubble takes top gum honors

By Jim Lee: Local Columnist On Sunday mornings I like to kick back in my recliner and look at the Portales News-Tribune as I revel in having the day off work (when I actually do have the day off) and try to dream up some devious technique of postponing doing things around the house and […]

Christians know end of story

By Curtis Shelburne Setting up housekeeping is no easy task. But the opposite task on the other end of the journey is infinitely harder. Ask anyone who has buried their last parent or whose parents have had to move into a care facility. That person will tell you that sifting through three-quarters worth of a […]

Wide-open Web is double-edged sword

By Steve Chapman The Internet is an amazing creation, but not an entirely benign one. The upside is that you can post and find material that is accessible to countless people around the world. The downside is that you can post and find material that is accessible to countless people around the world. That drawback […]

Government not right to tell public pictures too graphic

Freedom Newspapers Recent news includes comments from members of Congress who viewed not-before-seen photos and videos of Iraqi prisoner abuse “in a top-secret room in the Capitol.” The images were apparently more than troubling. “I expected that these pictures would be very hard on the stomach lining,” said Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon in […]

Readers say prison abuse is appalling

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for observations related to recent events in Iraq. Some responses: “I don’t agree with the treatment of the prisoners. And they didn’t behead the man for revenge; those people would have found a reason to do it no matter what. A lot of people do […]

Prison abuse pales compared to torture

Walter Williams It’s the end of the semester at George Mason University, and for the past couple of weeks, I’ve been too busy preparing final exam harassment for my students to pay much attention to all the news stories about how U.S. soldiers were torturing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison. Now that my spring […]