Voter debate over ‘true conservatism’ ultimately pointless

A critical drumbeat that Arizona Sen. John McCain isn’t “conservative” enough persists into a second week after Super Tuesday gave him a dominating lead for the Republican nomination for president. McCain is widely viewed as the presumption nominee with a commanding total of party convention delegates. But concerns about McCain’s true commitment to conservative issues […]

Neither party in any shape to advance cause of liberty

He talked about wanting to do what was best for the party and for the country and at some level he was no doubt quite sincere. But last week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney acted like the businessman he was while amassing the fortune that made it possible for him to play politics, and decided […]

Republicans still have time to unite or change minds

The fallout from the Super Tuesday presidential primary contests has Democrats still taking their time to pick between two popular candidates while Republicans are trying to decide if they can embrace the frontrunner from Arizona, who is better known as a maverick than as a party standard bearer. Sen. John McCain already is working to […]

Republican presidential candidate profiles

Rudy Giuliani Considering what’s most agreeable and most egregious about Rudy Giuliani’s candidacy, we find some of his positions would advance freedom while others give us considerable pause. Most agreeable are his promises to “restore fiscal discipline and cut wasteful Washington spending,” cut taxes and reform the tax code. Washington’s most concerted assaults on freedom […]

Republican ideology missing in several conservative candidates

Republican voters are having a hard time settling on presidential candidates, now that the party has three separate winners after its first three major primaries. In Michigan on Tuesday, Republican Mitt Romney salvaged his political campaign, which had been withering following losses in New Hampshire and Iowa. Arizona Sen. John McCain failed to attract the […]

Political speech regulations revisited following ruling

Editorial In 2002 the McCain-Feingold election regulations legislation, or Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), became law. The law made it illegal for a corporation to use its general treasury funds to pay for “electioneering communication,” within 30 days of a federal primary election or 60 days of a federal general election. Despite obvious concerns about […]

Senate passes clear limits on military interrogation

Freedom Newspapers The most gratifying development in the nation’s capital in recent months was the 90-9 vote in the U.S. Senate last week to set clear limits on the techniques the U.S. military can use when interrogating detainees in military custody throughout the world. Now it’s time for the House to do likewise. Setting clear, […]

McCain to keep path going in Portales

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent Faith Triumphant Christian School graduate Luis McCain will call Portales his home for his next journey following Monday’s high school graduation. “I will be going to ENMU for four years to get my teaching degree,” says McCain, who was one of two graduates from Faith Triumphant Christian School May 16. […]

Feb. 20 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Monday there will be no school, and the office will be closed in observance of President’s Day. Academic competitions The school spelling bee was held on Feb. 4. The grades 3-5 winner was Jesse McCain, and Johnathan Kelly was the runner-up. The grades 6-8 winner was Reshea Kelly, and Jessica McCain was […]

Conquerors win season finale

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By Dave Wagner The Faith Triumphant Conquerors ended their 2004-05 basketball season on a successful note Thursday night with a 72-51 victory over Amarillo Bible Heritage at the FTCS gym. Junior Seth Pearon led four players in double figures for FTCS (12-4) with a personal-best 22 points. Luis McCain added 18 points while Caleb Richards […]

Warriors stun Conquerors

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PNT Staff Guard Jon Jones scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter Monday night and Hereford Community Christian stunned Faith Triumphant 70-65 at the FTCS gym. Nathan Louden had 23 points and Brook Brookhart 12 for the Warriors (13-7), who had lost to FTCS by 21 points in each of the […]

Conquerors post win over Amarillo Home School

PNT Staff AMARILLO — Luis McCain scored 27 points Tuesday night as the Faith Triumphant boys basketball bounced back from its first loss of the season the night before to pound Amarillo Home School 92-52. Caleb Richards added 22 points, Seth Pearson 21 and Tim Smith 10 for the Conquerors (6-1), who were beaten at […]

Conquerors keep record perfect

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By Dave Wagner Caleb Richards had some tough shooting luck in Faith Triumphant’s season opener at Hereford Community Christian, so he stopped shooting and finished with just six points. Thursday at the FTCS gym, Richards’ luck against the Warriors was considerably better — he poured in a season-best 30 points to lift the Conquerors to […]

Conquerors roll to fourth victory

PNT Staff LUBBOCK — Eric Cathey and Tim Smith led a balanced Faith Triumphant attack with 16 points each Tuesday as the Conquerors rolled past Lubbock Christ the King 75-28. Caleb Richards added 14 points and Luis McCain 11 for the Conquerors, who improved to 4-0 for the season. FTCS extended a 19-4 first-quarter lead […]

Conquerors jump up early in rolling to win over Elida

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By Dave Wagner The young Elida boys basketball team found itself in over its head early Monday night. Faith Triumphant erased a 2-0 deficit with 12 consecutive points, highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers by senior guard Luis McCain, and the Conquerors rolled to a 66-46 win over the Tigers at the FTCS gym. McCain […]

Elida girls, FTCS boys notch home wins

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers got off to a fast start Friday night and cruised past the Lovington junior varsity 57-32 in their season opener. Elida roared to an 18-2 lead at the quarter and never looked back. The Lady Tigers opened a 24-point lead by outscoring the Lady Wildcats 14-4 in […]

Faith Triumphant prevails in opener

PNT Staff HEREFORD, Texas — Senior Luis McCain scored 24 points, including four 3-pointers, and the Faith Triumphant boys basketball team opened its season Friday with a 59-38 victory over Hereford Community Christian. Four players combined to do all the scoring for the Conquerors. Others in double figures were Seth Pearson with 16 and Eric […]

Lady Tigers ousted in semifinals

PNT Staff FORT SUMNER — The Elida Lady Tigers’ bid for a state volleyball berth came up just short Friday night against Des Moines. Elida dropped a 25-16, 25-27, 27-29, 25-19, 15-9 decision to the Lady Demons in the semifinals of Class 1A Region A competition. Semifinal winners in the regional round advance to state […]

Conquerors cruise to second win of season

PNT Staff Junior Caleb Richards was in on 10 touchdowns Saturday to help the Faith Triumphant Conquerors post an 87-57 victory over San Jon at Conquerors Field. Richards ran for two touchdowns, caught two TD passes, replaced the injured Luis McCain at quarterback and threw for four scores, and also had an interception and a […]

Faith Triumphant absorbs loss to El Paso opponent

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PNT Staff El Paso Faith Christian scored the game’s final 52 points Friday and the Lions roared to an 82-52 win over Faith Triumphant in the Conquerors’ home football opener. Junior running back Steven Lopez accounted for nine touchdowns for Faith Christian, including four in a third-quarter rally which turned a 52-44 halftime deficit into […]