Area lawmakers say Cannon unlikely to be impacted by defense cuts

Sharna Johnson Cannon Air Force Base is unlikely to be impacted by proposed cuts to the nation’s defense budget, according to area lawmakers. For the first time in more than a decade defined by costly wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Pentagon announced plans Thursday to freeze its ballooning budget, forcing the services to shrink […]

Bank fees will trickle down to consumers

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama is said to be considering a special tax (or fee or levy, as some might prefer to disguise it) on financial institutions, though the calculated leaks from the White House suggest the details are still up for grabs. Before he gets much farther it would be a good idea […]

Gates’ proposed defense reforms highly unlikely

Freedom New Mexico In proposing a major reshaping of defense spending even before the White House has processed the proposals and added its stamp of hopeful approval to the blueprint, Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged that it will be difficult “to make tough choices about specific systems and defense priorities based solely on the national […]

College takeover unlikely

By John Sena: The Santa Fe New Mexican A sign on the window of Sen. John Arthur Smith’s office on Friday might dash the hopes of people wanting a state university to acquire the College of Santa Fe campus. “Senate Finance Committee Will Not Meet For Remainder of The Legislative Session,” the sign says. Supporters […]

White Christmas pretty unlikely

CNJ staff It may be snowing across much of New Mexico but there’s not much of a chance of white Christmas for us. Extended forecasts from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque indicate plenty of wind over the next few days, but only a slight chance of snow Thursday. “Even then, it’s less than 20 […]

Peace in an unlikely place

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I recently ran across an entry call for an art show, in which the admittedly open or ambiguous theme was “Sacred Spaces and Sacred Places.” As the promoters willingly acknowledged, this sort of theme can create either opportunity, or confusion. What, after all, is a sacred space? I know that […]

Fellowship core of past, present Thanksgivings

By Freedom New Mexico Today most Americans will gather for a celebration that has become an American tradition worthy of extension. Most of us experience more blessings than tribulation, especially in this country, and it is appropriate to give thanks for them (indeed, many traditions exhort us to give thanks for hard times as well). […]