60 Minutes and Evangelical Christian Theology

By Curtis Shelburne It has been a good while now since our church’s program of teaching included a Sunday evening service. In fact, we try pretty hard NOT to program much on Sunday evenings at all, so that this little section of the week actually becomes for our folks, if not a “day of rest,” […]

Some bills we don’t hear about, thankfully

Ned Cantwell It’s not just long lunches at posh restaurants, glittering cocktail receptions, nifty little favors from fawning lobbyists. No, sir, when our duly elected representatives and senators gather in Santa Fe for their annual talkathon, it’s crunch time. Evidence? More than 1,000 bills have been introduced for consideration of both chambers. One thousand bills. […]

Reader disagrees with columnist on gays

From time to time, columnist Leonard Pitts expresses good ideas. However, his Wednesday column was possibly emotionally appealing to some, but lacking in rationality. The fact something “is” seldom justifies what it “ought” to be. There is corruption in politics, but I strongly deny it ought to be that way. There is immorality in some […]

Cancer aid activist honored

By Jack King Margaret “Bobbie” West has received the American Cancer Society’s national St. George Award for her 52-year-long involvement in the work of the cancer society in De Baca County. West, a resident of the Laurel Ridge nursing home in Clovis, is a longtime resident of Fort Sumner. The award was presented to her […]

Russia’s election practices preclude name ‘democracy’

Freedom Newspapers White House officials viewed election results in Russia with mild alarm, murmuring without attribution of a “retreat from democracy.” What the election results demonstrated, however, was that democracy is not enough. Democracy is simply a way of choosing rulers. For people to have a fighting chance of living in a decent society, it […]

Laws need moral authority, not sanctions

Tibor Machan We have far too many criminals, and that bodes ill for our reputation as a free society. In a free society the law protects our freedom. Otherwise it concerns various administrative matters but always related to this central purpose. For example, military justice concerns how to conduct oneself in the course of protecting […]

We must protect rights in spite of inconvenience

The good news is that the U.S. House of Representatives is finally developing a little common sense (and perhaps even some latent respect for the Constitution) regarding the USA Patriot Act it passed in such haste after the terrorist destruction of Sept. 11, 2001. The bad news is that the U.S. Justice Department is so […]