Rumble of respect

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis resident and Vietnam Veteran Larry Franklin participates in the Ride of Honor Sunday at the Traveling Wall Memorial at Clovis High School. Riders guided their motorcycles along the Vietnam Wall Memorial replica to pay their respects. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A procession of more than 100 motorcycles […]

Rural Republican values in danger

By Allen Weh: Guest columnist At the beginning of the 20th century, rural America was the center of American life, home to most of the population and the source of the nation’s food and commerce. The core values of hard work, an entrepreneurial spirit and respect for private property took root in these early communities, […]

Modest foreign policy only way to develop allies

By Freedom New Mexico Most of the reputed authorities reached by reporters gave longtime George W. Bush ally Karen Hughes mixed reviews when she announced she would be leaving her post as undersecretary of State for public diplomacy. The person in that position is supposed to help the rest of the world to like us, […]

Being big boss means earning respect

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist It’s time to say hail to our chiefs! Long live our fearless leaders! Our head honchos! Our top dogs! Our sometimes ruthless dictators! Our jefe de los jefes or boss of all bosses. Monday is National Boss Day, an ancient ritual that dates back to the caveman days. During the […]

Parents should let village aid children

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist We all know the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” But what happens when the village doesn’t want to raise the child? What happened to the old days when children were taught to listen to adults and other figures of authority? And what happened to the days […]

Lessons underscore our kids’ games

Dale Fullerton The lessons for our students don’t end with the final bell of the day if they’re involved in co-curricular activities. In fact, the learning experiences that come from participation in drama, music, speech, athletics and the like promote lifetime values that cannot always be learned in the classroom. Responsibility, respect, fairness, caring, trustworthiness […]

Laid-back times losing sense of respect

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist What would you wear if you were invited to the White House? My daughter, all of 14, got this look on her face like I’d threatened to take her to a Motown concert. “Ew,” she said, “do we have to go to the White House?” No, I said. I just […]

Mexico must give respect to earn it

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist What is it with Mexico lately? When did it hire David Duke as an image consultant? I can’t imagine what else might explain that nation’s recent blundering into not just one but two racially charged controversies. The first, of course, was President Vicente Fox’s remark in May that Mexican immigrants […]

Guantanamo Bay Koran treatment vile, untolerable

CNJ staff Just suppose you were downtown and came upon a man standing in front of the Hotel Clovis systematically destroying Bibles. Maybe he’d be burning them, one by one. Or tearing them to pieces with his hands. Or maybe he’d just put them on the ground and spit on them. You’d be outraged, wouldn’t […]

Project: Reader Reaction — Readers divided on flag amendment

A recent Project: Reader Reaction asked residents how they felt about a constitutional amendment co-sponsored by Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., that would allow Congress to protect the American flag from acts of desecration. “I’M A 25-YEAR veteran and served in both Southeast Asia and Korea. I’m a patriot and believe that the symbol of our […]