Principles cannot be compromised

It is often necessary to compromise face-to-face, but to compromise when stating principles means you have none. Something I read a few days ago had someone referring to themselves as “ideologically extreme, behaviorally moderate.” I like that phrase. I am serious about libertarianism. I also know that as long as someone is not attacking anyone, […]

Elway’s return necessary

Karl Terry It’s been tough without John, I’m glad he’s back. OK, the realist in me knows that I’ll never see another “Drive” or watch my team’s quarterback sacrifice his body by taking a “helicopter hit” in the Super Bowl, but having John Elway back in a leadership role (vice president in charge of football […]

Their view: Taxes necessary to maintain public services

Taxes necessary to maintain public services I can sympathize with Kent McManigal’s anti-government stance in Friday’s Portales News-Tribune, but in the case of the Hotel Clovis there was no other entity that could keep the structure from continued deterioration. Prospective owners, especially those who envision public housing or a nonprofit use for the facility are […]

USPS not making necessary cuts

It’s no secret the nation has been riding out a deep recession for a couple of years now. At the Las Vegas Optic, where I have been publisher for nearly six years, we have faced these hard times by making tough decisions. Last year, for example, we made the move from carrier delivery of our […]

Factory farming necessary

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist I’ve been considering moving to a “working cattle ranch” in Ribera after broadcast icon Don Imus invited me (and anyone listening to his show) to come farm sustainably on his 4,000 acre Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer Thursday. This past week the I-Man, as he’s been known on radio, […]

Adding troops in Afghanistan not necessary

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Thursday that the “era of the blank check is over” in Afghanistan. But the plan he laid out Friday looks very much like a blank check for an increased military and civilian presence in Afghanistan that is unlikely to be successful or to end any time […]

Feeding necessary, if awkward

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I am not a show-your-boob-while-you-breastfeed type of mom. But I respect anyone’s personal style, full view, partial view or no view at all. The way a mom decides to breastfeed her child is her own business and not mine to judge. This said, I was extremely surprised when, while […]

Three matters for Democrats to clear up

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico No witty intro necessary. Here are three matters I don’t think are getting enough attention: l

General Motors’ decision necessary and healthy

Freedom Newspapers O ne of the common responses to news that General Motors is slashing its work force by 25,000 — bringing it down to about 125,000 blue-collar and white-collar workers — is that GM is a victim of foreign competition. Published reports suggest that Toyota, whose market share is growing rapidly even as GM’s […]