Best option for senator is resignation

Freedom New Mexico It is ironic how often great malefactors get tripped up on matters that seem picayune by comparison. Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens has for decades had a reputation as one of the most shameless, unapologetic and relentless pork barrelers in Congress. Sen. Stevens, the longest serving Republican in the Senate — since […]

Feb. 19, 2008 Recipe of the Day

One of my favorite pork chop dishes was mom’s Pork Chops and Rice. This is all cooked together in a large frying pan. Serves four. PORK CHOPS AND RICE 1 Medium onion, diced 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 2 8oz cans tomato sauce 1 Cup regular white […]

Feb. 13, 2008 Recipe of the Day

Smothered Pork Chops 4 pork chops, 1 inch think 1 medium onion, sliced thick 1 can cream of mushroom soup Salt and pepper Sprinkle chops generously with seasoned salt and pepper. Brown in skillet on both sides. Put chops in a greased casserole dish or 9 x 13 pan. put slices of onion on top […]

Hillary takes pork barrel politics

By Freedom New Mexico It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton favors a Nanny State approach to what ails us. Indeed, she seems to prefer it even for what doesn’t ail us. Sen. Clinton has promised $5,000 handouts to all newborn babies so they one day can buy homes or attend college. She wants $1 billion […]

Taquerias offer more authentic Mexican food

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Francisco Hernandez is the manager of Taqueria Jalisco on Seventh Street. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer A taqueria is a small taco stand popular along the beaches and city streets of Mexico. In the High Plains, however, a taqueria is a brightly-painted restaurant offering authentic Mexican cuisine. Taqueria Jalisco […]

Congress licking chops over pork

By Freedom Newspapers Congressional Democrats did an admirable job of purging pork barrel projects — also called earmarks — from spending bills that were left unfinished when Republicans were ousted from power last fall. They had to do something, given all their campaign rhetoric about those fiscally feckless Republicans. But whether they can for long […]

Spending reform not likely during Pelosi’s term

By Freedom Newspapers Just as it took the anti-Communist Richard Nixon to go to China, because anyone else would have been accused of cuddling up with the Reds, perhaps it will take congressional Democrats — a party never associated with fiscal discipline — to help put a halt to the abuse of pork-barrel earmarks. Or […]

Book exposes federal spending on pork projects

Freedom Newspapers Get ready for some squealing. The “Congressional Pig Book,” an annual exposé of some of the worst pork barrel projects conceived by Congress, is due out this week. The report’s release is never a happy occasion inside the Beltway, but this year it’s even less so, given the spotlight that lobbying scandals have […]

4/5 Letters to the editor

Pork’s still pork, even if it’s for Cannon The duplicitous nature of our arguments never ceases to amaze. All of us, Republicans and Democrats alike, are upset at the astounding, “drunken sailor-ish” spending that’s currently going on in Washington. No offense to drunken sailors, but we demand answers! We demand accountability! We demand restraint! And […]

Small steps may help, but won’t put stop to pork

Freedom Newspapers There’s a serious flaw in the thinking of reformers who believe congressional pork-barrel spending can be curbed by forcing members to attach their names to the pet projects (or “earmarks”) they slip into appropriations bills, in circumvention of the normal budget procedures. They hope bringing more transparency and accountability to the process will […]