Their view: Minimum wage laws harmful to all

Walter Williams, a professor of economics at George Mason University and libertarian columnist, is convinced that minimum wage laws hurt us all. Here’s a sampling from a recent column:

My turn: Wendel’s laws may not be passed

Unsuccessful proposed amendments to the Constitution have included forbidding religious leaders from holding public office (1876);

Setting it straight: No new cell phone laws

A story in Wednesday’s paper reported incorrect information regarding new laws. There are no new laws related to cell phone use while driving in New Mexico. Lawmakers proposed a law but it was not approved.

Structure always needed in society

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It has been my experience that people who take politics seriously tend to want to have their idea of a good or just system of laws fully implemented. Yet these people aren’t ignorant about the poor prospects of achieving their goal. Unless a society is being ruled by […]

Discrepancies in drug laws magnify race

Freedom New Mexico Now that the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat has introduced a bill to end the unjustified and counterproductive 100-1 sentencing disparity between crack cocaine and powder cocaine, there’s a pretty good chance this 23-year mistake finally will be ended. Majority Whip Richard Durbin introduced his bill Thursday. Since a similar bill has already passed […]

May 5, 1981

Portales resident Ruth Sherrod spoke in front of the City Council to plead with them to enforce city laws regarding stray animals. She brought up complaints of accidents and incidences involving stray dogs. City Manager Don Hudson responded that although Sherrod has a right to complain, it is difficult to do anything about the problem […]

Workshop moved to Portales

Freedom New Mexico Organizers of a workshop to help manufacturers avoid federal fines have changed the location from Clovis to Portales. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership workshop is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Portales Memorial Building. The workshop offers tips and instructions on employee eligibility and complying with new Homeland Security laws. More […]

Tucumcari examining underage drinking laws

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico

Reformers try again on ethics bills

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Used to be, New Mexico would get ridiculed for its perceived backwater status as a state that still allowed cockfighting. Lately, however, the ridicule is about something else: skimpy ethics laws and political scandals. Several national publications in recent weeks have knocked the state for its weak […]

Editorial: Voter ID not unconstitutional, but preposterous

It’s a little difficult to work up much excitement over the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to uphold Indiana’s voter identification law. It was installed, for mostly partisan reasons, to address a problem that nobody has documented as an actual occurrence, though some have raised concerns about what could happen. But the law doesn’t seem […]