KENW to broadcast governor speech live

CNJ staff Gov. Susana Martinez’ “State of the State” address will be broadcast live on KENW-TV and KENW-KMTH-FM. There is no set start time, according to a release from the public broadcast station in Portales. The Legislature begins noon Tuesday, and the governor is invited to give the address one both houses meet in joint […]

Free speech not intended to mask hate

Freedom New Mexico Last week was a tangled mess of free-speech controversies. Anti-Christian smut hung on the wall of a government-funded art museum in Loveland, Colo., right up until a woman offended by the expensive painting destroyed it with a crowbar on Wednesday. The painting depicted Jesus receiving oral sex from a man, taking government-sponsored […]

DISCLOSE Act limits freedom of speech

Americans rightly are jealous of their right to freedom of speech; it is a prerequisite of freedom and a bulwark against government tyranny in so many ways. That’s why the First Amendment begins, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” Most important, the founders had political speech in mind when those […]

Media heroes defend open government

Freedom New Mexico The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees our freedoms of speech, religion, the press, assembly and to take grievances to government officials. It’s the No. 1 item in our Bill of Rights, and in priority, in the minds of many Americans. And yet, Texas’ State Board of Education on Thursday voted […]

Court ruling advances free speech

Freedom New Mexico The First Amendment is healthier following a Supreme Court decision Thursday that strengthens its roots: protecting political speech. The court ruled 5-4 in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that the federal government cannot restrict how corporations and labor unions may spend money to advocate for or against candidates for political office. […]

Text of Gov. Richardson’s state of the state speech

A link to Gov. Bill Richardson’s state of state remarks.

Regulations won’t advance U.S. recovery

Freedom New Mexico Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke, in a speech to the American Economic Association on Sunday, has acted as you might expect a custodian of the institution he heads to act — defensively. He downplayed the role the Fed’s loose monetary policy from late 2001 through much of 2005 played in creating […]

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Commission supports Constitution resolution

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Constitution of the United States at their meeting Tuesday, with one commissioner unable to attend and vote. The resolution declares support of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, specifically supporting the First and Second Amendments, which grant freedom of […]

Schools offering choice on whether to view Obama speech

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Seidenwurm By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Controversy over President Barack Obama’s speech to school children today is making for extra work at Clovis schools. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said she has heard concerns from parents on both sides of the issue. “We were caught a little off guard that there would be any kind of […]