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Mayor hopefuls visit school

Last week a noteworthy event took place at the Clovis Municipal Schools Freshman Academy. The gym buzzed with eager anticipation, filled with the entire student body as the ninth-grade students...

 

Federalism might reduce political incivility

As America heads full bore into one of the most significant (and possibly contentious) elections in several years, many Americans are worried about the lack of civility in the current political discourse. Although the current state of civility in...

 

Panic not a good survival strategy

Here comes Coronavirus; the threat of the month. How scared are you? How scared should I be? I’m not scared or even worried. When Coronavirus hit the news I did some research on it at some...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    February 26, 2020 

Legal marijuana healthier choice

Seems like everybody else saw it coming, but not me. Since Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham had appointed a big-deal of a task force to consider all the angles, and since a super-majority of the state’s citizenry favors it, and since there’s so much...

 

Eclectic run of events on tap for weekend

Where can you find performing dogs, a wedding in front of strangers, a pair of operas, a Shakespeare comedy, a wind symphony, and a plate full of spaghetti and meatballs, all in one geographic...

 

Don't forget to thank God for beauty of music

“I love you for sentimental reasons ...” Yes, indeed, and I love singing that sweet old song and so many more of the “Great American Songbook” songs, songs like “It Had to Be You,” “The...

 

Scouts need to do right by group's ideals

The declaration landed with a thud. The 110-year-old Irving, Texas-based institution we know as the Boy Scouts of America declared bankruptcy last week in what is a messy fight over sexual abuse claims going back decades. The details here are...

 

'Red-flag' bill violates due process

While the recently passed “red-flag” gun bill is an obvious violation of Second Amendment rights, its greatest danger is in its flagrant disregard for due process. The phrase “right to due process” embodies society’s basic notion of legal f...

 

Trump still winning Dem debates

I never thought I’d feel sorry for a billionaire — a $60 billion billionaire. But watching Mike Bloomberg getting beat up in the Democrat debate in Vegas on Wednesday night was almost tragic. It was like watching an old boxer who gets clocked...

 

Media, lawyers being unfair to Catholics

The accusations of pedophilia in the Catholic church have never faded from the public eye. And while there are moments when other cataclysmic events push the tragedies a little further back from our immediate view, the fact that children were abused...

 

Buttigieg missing mark on immigration

Pete Buttigieg, one of the surviving Democratic presidential candidates, goes from up to down to sideways in his pursuit of the elusive 2020 nomination. The former South Bend mayor was up in Iowa and New Hampshire but is struggling in South Carolina...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 23, 2020

Bloomberg makes for worrisome opponent

Mike Bloomberg is cool, correct and effective, and all the more worrisome for it. If November were to come down to a Trump-Bloomberg race — despite the former New York City mayor’s woeful debating skills — Americans would get the choice of...

 

Celebrating 70 years with Billy and Peggy Prater

Peggy Shackleford and Billy Prater met as 5-year-old first graders at Dora School back in 1937. Although they couldn't have imagined it then, come Saturday these two sweethearts will be celebrating...

 

Soldier was 'too lively for a corpse'

Rumors of his death were “slightly exaggerated.” That was according to Portales’ Don Holderman, 23, who had supposedly died in a Japanese prisoner camp near the end of World War II. His good health was substantiated by newspaper reporters just...

 

Lord points us toward sturdy foundations

Dealing with reality can be hard, but it’s better than the alternative, which looks easy and turns out to be much harder. In Jesus’ parable of “The Two Builders,” he talks about two gents who...

 

Teachers attend wind energy workshop

Living on the High Plains we’re no stranger to the winds that sweep across the land. Those winds, however, are gradually becoming a substantial source of renewable energy, considering the growing...

 

Loss of news organizations threat to nation

A free society cannot function without vibrant professional newspapers. In light of that truism, the latest dire news for the news business — that McClatchy newspapers, publisher of The Kansas City Star and almost 30 other newspapers in 14 states a...

 

Gun rights decent political X-ray

Whether or not you vote or otherwise pay attention to politicians, do you wish you had a way to see inside their minds to know what they think of you? Libertarian science fiction and nonfiction...

 

New Mexico good place for space

Last week’s arrival of SpaceShipTwo at New Mexico’s Spaceport America signaled a big step forward in the “Space Valley” the governor is touting and the “Space Trail” we’ve had all along. With the spacecraft’s move from the Mojave...

 

Municipal elections seem focused on growing government

A few thoughts on Clovis’ municipal elections: n Where did anyone get the idea crime in Clovis is rising, as several candidates have suggested? Clovis police statistics show calls for service have been dropping steadily since at least 2014. Police... Full story

 

Dems' best bet to vote moderate

Some observations on the presidential campaign so far: • Making predictions on the outcome of the Democratic nomination race based on results from two small, non-representative states is like...

 

Study shows church keeps you healthy

CNN issued a study a while back that found regularly attending church may increase a Christian’s lifespan, while at the same time help “them stay grounded and (provide) spiritual guidance.” I’m guessing this positive benefit results from the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 16, 2020

Sanders likely to go way of UK's Labour Party

The Democratic Party could soon be taken over by a leftist who has never formally been a member. If it’s any consolation to Democrats, it’s a version of the same wrenching dislocation that has beset the center-left throughout the Western world....

 

Romney last bastion of Republican courage

When historians look for the last, documented instance of Republican political courage in the Trump imperium, they’ll look to one man: Sen. Mitt Romney. In one extraordinary speech on the floor of the United States Senate, the Utah senator made...

 

Hoping for lots more people like my dad

“Middlebrow.” I sit typing this column on the 20th anniversary of the massive heart attack that took the life of my father, and “middlebrow” is one of the words that pops into my mind when remembering Dad. Except for learning the skills of a...

 

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