Government has lost site of its purpose

By Tibor Machan There doesn’t appear to be any room for civil discourse in politics these days. There is no issue about which the disputing parties merely argue. The other side just has to be vicious, lying, deceiving, cheating, wishing simply to hurt some people, moved by mendacity while we are, of course, pure of […]

Politics about limitation of government

By Tibor Machan California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who led the effort of the Democrats in Congress to hold up confirmation of the Electoral College vote last week, claimed the absolutely core principle of America is democracy. Because, she claimed, the past two presidential elections had threatened the democratic process, it was necessary to call attention […]

Bush’s White House is all about politics

Leonard Pitts Jr. I have nothing against Tom Ridge. Granted, his color-coded threat alert system seems nearly useless as a way of spreading anything but anxiety. And his advocacy of duct tape as a security measure was one of 2003’s great moments of unintended comedy. For all that, though, the homeland security secretary strikes me […]

Former N.M. Lt. gov. still a part of politics

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — He may not be lieutenant governor anymore, but that doesn’t mean Clovis native Walter Bradley isn’t playing a key role in shaping New Mexico’s future and his political career. Believe it or not, the 57-year-old Bradley, who lost his bid for governor in the 2002 primary, is right […]

Locals also ‘stunned’ in ’63 by Kennedy assassination

By Darrell Todd Maurina Terry Cone was sitting in his business class as a junior at Eastern New Mexico University on Nov. 22, 1963. He doesn’t remember much of what the teacher said that day, but he remembers vividly what someone else came to the classroom to say. “They came in and made the announcement […]

Girls to have firsthand experience in politics

By Janet Bresenham Six Clovis High School girls will have a firsthand chance next week to learn more about their country and its government, as well as delve into the world of politics. On Sunday, the students — who will be seniors next year — will travel to Socorro for a week to participate in […]