Singing easy in theory

I like to sing, but surprise me in the shower or rip the headphones from my ears and sometimes it’s not all that pretty. My elementary school teacher, Mrs. Brazzell, tried, bless her heart, but music theory and actual skills never did stick with me. If you handed me a flute-o-phone I still couldn’t play […]

Bin Laden’s death ignites conspiracies

Freedom New Mexico Conspiracy theorists are just so darned cute. Unfortunately, they are big in numbers and serve as an alarming indication that truth no longer prevails in these times. Lies get to flourish, despite any amount of evidence that proves them as false. Get enough people telling the same lie, all day, every day […]

Big government only out for itself

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The theory of the big (but good) lie goes back to a certain reading of Plato’s most famous dialogue, the Republic. There are more or less crude versions of it but the gist of the theory is that for reasons of state — to secure the chance of […]

Humans are natural competitors

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist My theory is the human psyche is hard-wired for competition — and speed. We want to have the fastest car, mule, horse. In southern New Mexico they even have turtle races and, of course, duck races. Sometimes the desire to win overwhelms the participant’s better judgment and sense of “right […]

Students broaden intelligence with fair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mesa Elementary School sixth grader Helena Shepard dusts a can for a fingerprint during the Multiple Intelligences Festival at Mesa Elementary School. To view more photos from the festival, visit fnm.mycapture.com. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer In one day, the students of Mesa Elementary School watched a fiddler fiddle, […]

Missing: One dog in need of bath

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico dog that has been perpetually running away for more than a year to find a girlfriend has taken off again. When he was gone a week, we formulated a theory. He found a girlfriend. When his absence stretched to 14 days, we got a new theory. He […]

Teaching religion as science devalues both

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist “And the Lord did look with discontent upon the town of Dover in the province of Pennsylvania. For Dover was a wicked and prideful place and had turned its back on God. Its people had voted out school board members who tried to introduce intelligent design into schools as an […]

State teaching mandate precludes intelligent design

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Carl Armstrong is a Christian. He is also a Clovis High School science teacher, and he doesn’t think intelligent design has a place in his, or any other, science classroom, at least for now. There is just not enough evidence to support the theory, Armstrong said. In Pennsylvania, eight […]

Nobel winner never lost sight of human factor

Freedom Newspapers In awarding the Nobel Prize in Economics to Thomas C. Schelling, the Swedish Academy of Sciences honored a man who is “an exceptional independent thinker” and who has pioneered a variety of concepts in economics and in other social sciences. That’s the assessment of Dan Klein, who teaches economics at George Mason University […]

The grace of God is only a pretty theory

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist Ah, the grace of God is a fine concept in theory. And that, I’m afraid, is exactly the way it stays in the lives of many people for a very long time. A concept. A theory. But to catch even a glimpse of its beautiful and unfathomable reality is to […]