Health care remains top priority

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Dr. George Peach Taylor Jr., says he doesn’t yet know if President Obama’s defense budget for fiscal 2012 will propose higher TRICARE fees for military retirees or any other beneficiary group. If past budget requests are any guide, going back deep into the George W. Bush’s presidency, then higher TRICARE […]

Technology hard on adolescence

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The thesis to this column has multiple personality disorder. It just doesn’t know what it wants to be. The idea started on Sunday night, when I got a text from a girl I’ll call Shelby (I’m changing details to protect the innocent, and the guilty). Shelby writes, “Heyy its Shelby.” I respond, “Who?” She responds, […]

ENMU sophomore Chase Kyser proves lack of size doesn’t matter

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Dave Wagner Chase Kyser wasn’t necessarily high on Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo’s radar screen two years ago. He just kept hearing about the then-Roswell Goddard senior. Eventually, Ribaudo went to see him play and came away impressed. “I just thought he was a different kind of player,” Ribaudo said of the […]

‘Scarlett’ doesn’t understand me

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“I get into enough trouble talking to people,” I said. Or at least, that’s what I would have said at the register last week. Or last December, or October, for that matter. For then I could have declined the ability to talk to my machines. The trouble started for me last week when I decided […]

One size doesn’t fit all

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist For most of human history, it used to be standard practice for parents to insist their children live by principles the parents have found to be sound. They also insisted children adopt all sorts of practices of dress, play, work, taste and so forth that they approve. Father was a […]

Crying not sign of weakness

Clyde Davis Popular enough, on Facebook and other social networking sites, are those questionnaires that reveal categorical details about who you are, by insight into certain categories-favorite food, best movie you ever saw, and so on. I am going to propose one I have never seen, which doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist, and as […]

Government doesn’t need to meddle in relationships

Government doesn’t need to meddle in relationships Kent McManigal of Farwell writes columns for the Albuquerque Libertarian Examiner. Here’s a snippet from a recent effort:

Sen. Bingaman confident of Obama re-election

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Kevin Wilson Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is glad he doesn’t have to face a re-election bid this year, but he’s confident President Barack Obama will win his two years down the road. Bingaman talked about upcoming legislation, recent legislation, the difficulties of the filibuster and this year’s election during a stop at the Clovis News-Journal […]

Not many food items on ban list

Karl Terry Michelle Obama doesn’t like beets and apparently neither does her husband. My grandmother once called me her little beet-eater because I liked the red root vegetable that I really only ever got at her table. I don’t think they were fresh beets too often but their sweetness seemed to me a little like […]

South Korea doesn’t need U.S. help

Freedom Newspapers There’s no question the dictatorship running North Korea is one of the more dangerous — and nuttier — in the world. It’s headed by the Kim dynasty, something that wasn’t supposed to happen under the “classless” ideology of communism. In recent days current dictator Kim Jong Ill has been acting up, as he […]