My Turn: Noodling adds hands-on approach to fishing

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Noodling was started in Oklahoma and is basically fishing with your bare hands. It can be fun, but there is an element of danger. A noodler can be bitten by a snake or even drown. Here’s how it works: Noodlers wade into a river, stream or pond and locate […]

Ramifications for all options in Afghanistan

Freedom Newspapers Based on statements from various officials, it seems our preferred approach to Afghanistan — pulling out most U.S. military forces from that country and focusing on al-Qaida, which is not operating in Afghanistan and is unlikely to secure a “safe haven” in Afghanistan however the struggle there turns out, especially if the U.S. […]

Education feature: Science class uses hands-on approach

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Gentlemen, start your mousetraps. Students in Laura DeBusk’s eighth-grade science classes at Portales Junior High School learn with hands-on projects, including recently built mousetrap-powered cars. Last week, the youth brought their finished projects to school and raced them in the courtyard. DeBusk said she was pleased with their work. […]

Long-lasting drug war needs new approach

Freedom New Mexico Americans are addicted to the drug war. Countless billions of taxpayers’ money, at all levels, has been lost in a futile effort to keep unapproved drugs off our streets. The effort has only raised illicit drugs’ value, and thus raised sellers’ profits — and the extremes to which they’ll go to rake […]

‘Pay and benefit’ stocking stuffers

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Readers familiar with this column know it typically focuses on a single news development affecting a lot of military people or veterans. The strength of that approach is that a critical issue can be covered pretty well. Sometimes, however, there are waves of news requiring a roundup approach. In the […]

Sexual assault awareness program takes theatrical approach

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is taking a theatrical approach to educating airman about preventing sexual assaults. In a play called “Sex Signals,” actors Kyle Terry and Amber Kelly of Catharsis Productions of Chicago portray common dating situations using stereotypes, lots of humor and audience participation in a partly scripted, […]

Multi-pronged approach applied to anxiety

Anita Doberman I am always surprised, although I shouldn’t be, when I receive a visit from a most familiar and unwelcome visitor: anxiety. Everyone gets worried from time to time, but for some people this feeling can be overwhelming. I always struggled with anxiety, but after each birth — and even with my adopted son, […]

Democratic presidential candidate profiles

Editor’s note: The following profiles of presidential candidates are intended to help voters decide whether individual freedom will advance or retreat if the candidate is elected. Hillary Clinton A Hillary Clinton presidency poses substantive threats to individual freedom. Her statist approach would injuriously intrude into nearly every aspect of life. Clinton would have the government […]

Park officials must re-evaluate elk plan

Editorial Attention SEAL Team Six! Stop all overseas operations and return to base. Your next mission takes you to Rocky Mountain National Park, where, under cover of night, you’ll be stealthily stopping an invasion … of elk. We’re joking, of course. Navy SEALs won’t be helping to thin the herd in Colorado’s most popular crown […]