Half-foot of snow expected this weekend

Staff and wire reports The season’s first winterlike storm could be here as soon as Friday, according to the National Weather Service. A storm will be making its way into New Mexico from Arizona on Friday night, bringing with it up to a foot of snow in some parts of the state. Accumulations may exceed […]

Suffering, joy result of free will

Curtis Shelburne How can a good and powerful God allow suffering? That has always been a good and powerful question, and one asked most often and most poignantly in the midst of shock, pain, and perplexity. The question defies easy and glib answers. Pain is a caustic solvent that melts away easy answers and plastic […]

God equips those he calls to his service

Easter is later than usual this year but still Easter eggs and baskets and other Easter items line the shelves in stores. Baby chicks and ducks are for sale in the seed and farm stores and commercials about getting grass in shape for the summer appear on the television. A certain excitement is evident with […]

Laws also deserve to be scrutinized

Just about everyone wants justice. One of the most powerful tools you and I have available to keep government honest is the jury. Unfortunately, you can’t count on the government informing you of your power; you must usually hear of this from a libertarian activist instead. I believe that when you are serving on a […]

Rangel’s actions not without consequences

It is always a little sad to see prominent and powerful people brought low, especially when the fall is due to their own weaknesses and a certain sense of invulnerability that powerful people sometimes acquire. It is also the case that the line can be difficult to draw between business-as-usual in Congress and outright criminal […]

Announcement —

Marty Hynesm will be in Clovis today for a service at New Beginnings Church of God, 307 N. Lea Street. He will be speaking in the morning service beginning at 10:50 a.m. Hynes has a powerful message of God’s love and restoration through his testimony. His tale of a fall from grace, time in prison, […]

Bible tells all one needs to know about oneself

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I heard about a child who is having some neurological difficulty. Because of the child’s condition and the family’s lack of answers from other doctors, the parents took their 8-year-old to a huge facility in a metropolitan area, where the latest of medical diagnostic equipment is readily available. This facility […]

Children aren’t top priority for Congress

Any doubt that Congress is still in the grip of entrenched special interests, in this case the powerful teachers unions, is belied by a provision in the omnibus spending bill passed by the House last week and working its way through the Senate. It would effectively end a successful program offering widened educational opportunity to […]

Military feature: Powerful gunship will be based at Cannon

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USAF courtesy photo The AC-130H gunship, flown by 16th Special Operations Squadron, will begin its move to Cannon in June. CNJ staff It’s considered one of the deadliest conventional weapons in the world and it will be based at Cannon Air Force Base this year. A spokesman for the 1st Special Operations Wing said the […]

Market more powerful than big oil

It seems like yesterday mobs clamored for government to spank Big Oil for gouging. “Windfall profit taxes!” they demanded as gasoline prices in June rose to $4.33 nationally. What a difference a season makes. Gasoline prices now are around a buck and half in some parts of the nation and $2.40 on average for New […]

Kenya situation shows intervention not always needed

Freedom New Mexico It’s a long way from guaranteeing that the tribal and ethnic tensions that have led to violence and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people in a country most outside observers had considered one of the most stable in Africa will actually bring an end to resentment and violence. But the […]

Bible still one of top modern marvels

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I heard about a child who is having some neurological difficulty. Because of the child’s condition and the family’s lack of answers from other doctors, the parents took their 8-year-old to a huge facility in a metropolitan area, where the latest of medical diagnostic equipment is readily available. This facility […]

Hanukkah time to renew vigilance, protect freedom

Freedom Newspapers Hanukkah is sometimes called the “Jewish Christmas” because it occurs at the same time of the year. And this year, as it happens, it actually began on the same day. Hanukkah, however, has its own origins and meaning, and begins with the triumph of the Maccabee guerrilla fighters, around 165 BCE, against the […]

How can a good and powerful God allow suffering?

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist That has always been a good and powerful question, and one asked most often and most poignantly in the midst of shock, pain, and perplexity. The question is a good question, one which defies easy and glib answers. The answer of the Christian faith is not easy, and it is […]

Music shapes, changes listeners

By Doug Brooks: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. Music has been a powerful, influential component my whole life. I was in the school and church choir and I […]

Moore’s movie unabashed propaganda

by Tibor Machan After finally seeing “Fahrenheit 9/11,” I am convinced those on the Left should all become libertarians. That is the only consistent position for them, given their view of government, namely as a gang of easily bought and paid off thugs. Moore’s movie — and it isn’t a documentary but an unabashed propaganda […]