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 […]

Practicing green efforts alleviates strain on wallet

Freedom New Mexico Recent fuel price surges, coupled with Barack Obama’s election, have given environmentalists new energy. Even without it, as a practical matter, we would do well to consider “green” alternatives when looking to buy a new home or upgrade an existing one. Obama has said he plans to impose policies that will reduce […]

Disadvantages hinder Clinton appointment

Freedom New Mexico The rumors could not be more rampant that President-elect Barack Obama will appoint his chief rival in the primaries, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state. If the purpose is to introduce a bit of drama into the Cabinet and tighten up the domestic support of Democrats who still would […]

Border fence should top Obama’s agenda

Freedom New Mexico President Bush met with his successor, Barack Obama, on Monday and began discussing the transition from one administration to the other. The Bush administration has 10 weeks left before Inauguration Day. His presidency doesn’t end until then, and he certainly has the right to continue the policies and programs he has initiated […]

Code names don’t tell real story

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Sanity is why I want to be in the White House. Monday afternoon, I found out the Secret Service has tagged the family of President-elect Barack Obama with codenames, all beginning with “R.” I don’t think I particularly like Barack Obama’s actual codename of “Renegade.” If you take […]

Obama’s call for change needs wisdom as well

Perhaps the most annoying aspect of President-elect Obama’s campaign was the vagueness of his promise of “change,” which turned out to have little content once you got past the soaring rhetoric, leaving people of all persuasions to use him as a mirror to their own aspirations and agendas. That very vagueness, however, may serve him […]

Obama’s modern ways overlooked

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist The curse of writing a column for Nov. 5 when Nov. 4 isn’t over means I have no election day results. In their place, I offer two final election thoughts: • Not nearly enough attention was given this season to the Barack Obama campaign and its use of […]

Guns flying off the shelves with election in balance

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Guns are flying off the shelves at local gun shops, according to gun store owners. Store owners said the election and the possible victory of Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama is driving up gun sales. R&S Gun Shop store owner Larry Reeves said Obama would push for tighter […]

Local Briefs Oct. 29

PNT Staff Reports Obama representative to visit Clovis, Portales U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, is visiting eastern New Mexico today on behalf of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.He will be at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce from 12:15-1:30 p.m., visit Cannon Air Force Base from 2-3 p.m., and meet with community leaders from […]

Oct. 24 Letters to the Editor

Change could prove disastrous for U.S. According to Barack Obama’s new plan for the economy, we will have free health care. We will all get free college tuition. We will spend billions to repair the infrastructure of the nation. We will give billions to the automobile companies, state governments and the banks. We will provide […]

Voters deserve real life scenarios

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist When Barack Obama was in his neighborhood, plumber Joe Wurzelbacher said he wanted to buy a business, and it could be subject to a tax increase should Obama be president. He asked why Obama wanted to tax him, and Obama answered the question. Soon after, Obama and John McCain debated, […]

Obama’s planned tax cuts costly to working class

Freedom New Mexico Sen. Barack Obama proposes a welfare plan that will transfer billions of dollars from those who earned it and to others who didn’t. He doesn’t call his plan “welfare” or even “hand-outs,” which would be accurate descriptions. Instead, Obama portrays this massive redistribution of wealth as “tax cuts,” which is more palatable […]

Resident objects to politically altered Zia

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer At least one Portales resident objects to the Roosevelt County field office of the Democratic party displaying an altered New Mexico Zia symbol used to promote Barack Obama. A sign on the front door of the office on Thursday displayed the Zia symbol with Obama’s official campaign art in […]

Obama discusses local issues with Freedom New Mexico

Editor’s note: Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama telephoned Freedom New Mexico on Thursday as he toured the state. The newspaper will also attempt to conduct a phone interview with Republican candidate John McCain in the coming days. Q: Just wondering. Have you ever been to Clovis, Portales or Tucumcari? A: I have not, but as […]

Michelle Obama on military issues

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist Editor’s note: This is the second part in an interview conducted by Anita Doberman with Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama. Q.

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Military families have never had a greater voice than today.

Analysis: Obama and Dems scored

By Steven Thomma: McClatchy Newspapers DENVER — Barack Obama and the Democrats had their moment, and it was a quite a moment. Now America pivots to John McCain and the Republicans.

Democrats delve into racial politics instead of unity

Editorial Barack Obama breezed onto the scene as one of the most articulate, seemingly reasonable and impassioned men to run for president since Ronald Reagan. He happens to be black. Imagine what a uniting black president could do for race relations and the status of American blacks. Black Americans have come a long way toward […]

Richardson endorses Obama

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Bill Richardson, the nation’s only Hispanic governor, threw his support behind Barack Obama for president Friday, delivering one of the most coveted and tightly held endorsements in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Taxpayer financing of elections an idea long past its prime

Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, looking more and more like the presumptive nominees of their respective parties for the presidency, are engaged in a rather arcane discussion about whether they will honor an agreement made almost a year ago to accept only “public” financing of their general election campaigns. This would be a good […]