Their view: Candidates anything but gracious

Retired newspaper editor and sometimes columnist Ned Cantwell is annoyed with the antics of both candidates in New Mexico’s governor’s race. Excerpts from a recent opinion piece:

Their view: Malkin’s combative nature appalling

Glenn McCoy, professor emeritus at Eastern New Mexico University, is not a fan of syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin. Here’s a letter he wrote after reading Malkin’s column headlined “White House cultivates corruption” in Sunday’s Portales News-Tribune: “Dear Ms. Malkin: “I seldom read your column, but when I am having an unusually good day I do […]

Despite surroundings, we can all bloom

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist As a columnist, from time to time I get tipped off to things that leave me scratching my head. What can I do with this little nugget? This past week I had one of those calls. A reader whom I know personally called me up one evening and told me […]

Independent reporting legacy of columnist

Freedom Newspapers William Safire, the longtime New York Times columnist, may be remembered longer for his “On Language” columns, exploring word origins and usage, many of which found their way into a series of widely discussed books, than for his political commentary. As a political commentator, however, he was something of a model. For the […]

Oct. 14, 1974

A letter to Polly Cramer, a local homemaking columnist in the Portales News Tribune, complained that the reader’s biggest pet peeve is when people use charge cards in regular lines at self-service or discount stores. “There should be a special line and register for such customers so a person in a hurry could go through […]

Letters to the Editor (Nov. 16)

Cold, hard reality is finally convincing many of us what learned predictions could not: Most of the policies of the Bush administration are tearing our country apart. Many good Republicans, especially, are wondering how and why we’ve come to this point. Speaking from the right, noted columnist Pat Buchanan said of the recent Harriet Miers […]

Sept. 22 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Commodities distributed Commodities will be distributed today at the C&S Station building in Dora. Searching for newcomers If you know of any newcomers to our area please let this columnist know about them so they can be welcomed and informed about commodity distribution, our schools, and churches. People displaced by Hurricane Katrina […]