Portales Past: April 12, 1945

April 12, 1945: Eastern New Mexico joined the rest of the nation in mourning the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Portales Daily News editorialized that the nation had lost its greatest citizen and “the working man has lost a true friend.”

New Deal didn’t spark economy

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist If President-elect Barack Obama is serious about admiring President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for how the latter dealt with America’s Great Depression, then America and the world may be in for some very ugly times. By the most reliable historical accounts, FDR did not overcome the economic crisis of [...]