Wednesday morning briefing: Dinner and a play, Imelda’s shoes and Reagan says farewell

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Dinner and a play There’s a dinner heater presented by the Clovis High School drama class 5 p.m. Thursday at Wheatfields Senior Living Center. The performance is free and the dinner is $5 per guest but you must make a reservation and today is […]

Gingrich right on immigration viewpoints

Freedom New Mexico Genuine, Reagan-era conservatives will thank Newt Gingrich for his reasonable statement about immigration. In a Republican debate last week, Gingrich said: “I don’t see how the party that says it’s the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter century. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Election day and Reagan comes to Clovis

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Special election Don’t forget the special election today in Clovis concerning a gross receipts tax increase. See the Clovis News Journal for a list of polling locations and times. Quirky quote of the day “Politicians are wonderful people as long as they stay away […]

Reagan warned us long ago socialism threat

Freedom New Mexico Foes and revisionists cast Ronald Reagan as an amiable dunce, or all charisma and little substance. Some give him his due backhandedly, portraying him retrospectively as much more of a centrist than, say, today’s Tea Partiers. As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the alleged dunce who faced down […]

Obama needs to take cue from Reagan

Freedom New Mexico On Aug. 13, 1981, President Ronald Reagan, at his modest hideaway in the hills overlooking Santa Barbara, Calif., signed into law perhaps the most aggressive tax cut in U.S. history. Friday marked the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 and should remind us, in a […]

Placing Reagan on currency costly tribute

Freedom Communications An airport in Washington. A highway in Illinois. A 7-foot-tall statue in the

Loss of leaders leaves void to be filled

Freedom New Mexico This decade brought the loss of four iconic friends of liberty whose ideas helped change the course of history. We will certainly miss President Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley Jr. and Milton and Rose Friedman. Few American presidents have demonstrated the principled discipline of Ronald Reagan. His political career started in California […]

Much-honored Reagan’s ideas marginalized

Freedom New Mexico A bipartisan crowd celebrated last week’s unveiling of a larger-than-life bronze statue of President Ronald Reagan in the Capitol Rotunda. We admit we felt a little choked up, just like former first lady Nancy Reagan, who shed a few tears at remembrances of the heady days of the Reagan presidency. More than […]

President Gerald Ford dies at 93

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon’s scandal-shattered White House as the 38th and only unelected president in America’s history, has died, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93. “My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, […]

Obama becoming Democrats’ long-awaited answer to Reagan

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is running for president. He’s appeared in New Hampshire, where he will need to make a mark, drawing crowds at fund-raisers and autographing his obligatory, pre-campaign memoir. He is running for president, but maybe it’s temporary. Our latest political phenom even made an appearance on the high-profile, Monday night football game […]

In tribute: Wildcats fan remembered for dedication

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Neil Hutchins never played football; not even once. He couldn’t — he was born with an incomplete spine. In spite of his condition, Hutchins was a huge football fan. “He’s one of the biggest Clovis Wildcats fans that ever lived,” Larry Hutchins, Neil’s brother, said. Neil was born with […]

Fiction, nonfiction dangerous mix

By Helena Rodriguez Walking through the book section at Wal-Mart recently, one title made me screech in my tracks. This was a colorful children’s popup with a trendy title, “Jesus and the 12 Dudes Who Did.” “OK! Someone’s trying to make JC seem really hip,” I told myself. My eyes scanned the other covers in […]

Suicide bomber proof of terrorism in Iraq

By Thomas Sowell Cats are supposed to have nine lives but fallacies must have at least 90. Some notions will be believed, no matter how many times they have been refuted by facts. One of these seemingly immortal fallacies is the implicit assumption that our enemies have unlimited resources, so that our efforts at strengthening […]

Webb, Margaret

Margaret Webb Services: Have been held. Margaret L. Webb, 75, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Oct. 22, 1928, in Tahoka, Texas, to Margarel and Arther W. Reagan. She grew up in the Tahoka, Texas, area. She graduated from high school in 1946 […]

Stem cell research is morally problematic

By Mona Charen Addressing the Democratic National Convention, Ron Reagan told the delegates that in the debate over funding research on embryonic stem cells, we face a choice between “the future and the past; between reason and ignorance; between true compassion and mere ideology.” Not satisfied with that contrast, he elaborated that “a few of […]

How Will History Evaluate Ronald Reagan?

By Curtis K. Shelburne Never one to leave anything to chance, one of my heroes, Winston Churchill, once remarked, “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” And he did. I’m in the fourth volume of Churchills “The Second World War,” and getting inside Churchill’s head has been fascinating. As I […]

Reagan legacy needs more perspective

When I was a lad, my family spent a couple of summer vacations at a pleasant lake in central Texas called Granite Shoals. But in 1965, during the prime of my boyhood, it was renamed for a local product who had risen to the White House — Lyndon Johnson. It became Lake LBJ. From a […]

Reagan Web sites give insight into former President’s life

By Tom DiFrancesca: Internet Safari The news coverage of President Ronald Reagan’s death has been extensive and in depth. My first thought was that an Internet Safari column dedicated to the man would be overkill. Then, I had a second thought. Although the newspapers, television networks, and radio stations have carried thousands of stories this […]

Muleshoe man part of Reagan goodbye

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer A Muleshoe man said he felt he was part of history when he traveled to Washington, D.C., to see the casket of former President Ronald Reagan as it lay in state in the nation’s capital. Gil Rennels, a fifth-generation Texas Republican and co-owner of Gil Lamb Advertising/Channel 6 in […]

Reagan laid to rest in his beloved California

Security Forces (Left to Right) Staff Sgt. Raul Cisneros, Tech. Sgt. Brian Smith, and Senior Airman Raymond Cota raise the flag during Friday’s ceremony honoring the late President Ronald Reagan at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Steve Chawkins: The Los Angles Times LOS ANGELES — As thousands of mourners lined […]