Religious views shouldn’t matter

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I do not enjoy upsetting people, but intellectual honesty requires that I address Rick Santorum’s “phony theology” remark. Santorum, a fine family man, said that the president’s policies are “not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a […]

Hippie child shouldn’t have undocumented status

Freedom New Mexico Call it hippie abuse. We’ve all heard about undocumented immigrants and their absurd conundrum: They cannot get documents, in part, because they lack documents that are needed to get documents. Duh. Our economy wants them, needs them and taxes them. Meanwhile, the law makes certain they live underground without the licenses and […]

DEA shouldn’t offer medical opinions

Freedom New Mexico Once again, government servants have told Americans that marijuana ranks right up there with heroin. The Drug Enforcement Agency ruled on July 8 that marijuana has “no accepted medical use” and will continue as a schedule 1 drug — the most forbidden category. The DEA is a law enforcement bureaucracy. The medical […]

Higlet rescue efforts hampered

It came as a surprise to me that there is a brisk hedgehog business in the country. It shouldn’t have. Earlier entrepreneurial promoters had done well with Chia Pets, pet rocks, longhorn cattle, sstrich and hum vees. Hedgehogs (HH) are about the size of an orange with a pointy nose and spiny back. They bring […]

Taxpayers shouldn’t foot hotel bill

I think it is noble to want to save Hotel Clovis from decay or destruction. Personally, I love to see historic buildings preserved and put back to use. I’m somewhat less enthusiastic over the plan to use it for subsidized housing. If you own the building, I think it is yours to use as you […]

Misconduct shouldn’t be funded

So here’s the deal. Does it bother you when government workers get in trouble and are placed on administrative leave with pay? You read about it all the time. You see them being led away in handcuffs on Albuquerque TV. One of the most recent examples was the Santa Fe school bus driver creep messing […]

Solutions shouldn’t limit liberties

I am not one to accept things on faith. I want solid evidence, if not concrete proof. However, there is one thing I, along with other libertarians, accept as an article of faith: I believe that any problem that can be solved, can best be solved in a way that bolsters and respects individual liberty. […]

Their view: Chimps shouldn’t be subject to invasive testing

Chimps shouldn’t be subject to invasive testing

Air Force seeks input on training area

Jared Tucker The Air Force is seeking input from Portales and other local communities about a proposed training area that will be used for low-altitude training flights. Officials say communities shouldn’t be dramatically affected. The training is vital for the Air Force, especially in mountainous terrain because it supports the development of special operations mobility […]

Blaming the victim? Poll-lease

Kevin Wilson I guess it shouldn’t be a big deal that 18 percent of Americans think President Obama is a Muslim. I’m guessing more people than that liked Coke II. But I know why people liked Coke II — it had a lot of sugar. This Pew Research poll is a little bit trickier. According […]

Censorship shouldn’t be business bargaining chip

Freedom Newspapers This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register.

Guilt shouldn’t be factor in helping

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It is a running joke, of course, concerning some mothers that they relentlessly try to instill guilt in their children along lines of, “You owe me since I brought you up.” Never mind now that bringing up children is something parents usually sign up for freely and it […]

Public matters shouldn’t be kept private

Freedom New Mexico Some Texas politicians are working to destroy that state’s open government laws. Four Texas cities — none in the Panhandle, thankfully — and more than a dozen individual officeholders have filed suit against the state, seeking to kill part of the Texas Open Meetings Act. The lawsuit follows the dismissal of a […]

Wife’s hospital trips memorable

By Karl Terry: PNT Columnist A hospital stay shouldn’t be like a visit to the Twilight Zone but my wife’s stays certainly tend in that direction. I’ve told about her experiences in seeing the ghost of Doc Holliday while in the Glenwood Springs, Colo., hospital just a few hundred yards from Doc’s final resting place. […]

History shouldn’t trump private property rights

By Tibor Machan Never have I resided in or visited a locale in America where there hasn’t been an active historical preservation society. These are organizations that impose all sorts of restrictions on property owners about what may or may not be built, renovated, restituted within the borders of what the activists consider to be […]

Certain topics off limits for discussion

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections My husband and I disagree on what I should or shouldn’t say in my column or in other areas of my life for that matter. To clarify, I am talking about my life not his life, but because we are married my actions affect him. To frame this conflict correctly, […]

Anxiety can be managed with proper treatment

By Anita Doberman I am always surprised, although I shouldn’t be, when I receive a visit from a most familiar and unwelcome visitor: anxiety. Everyone gets worried from time to time, but for some people this feeling can be overwhelming. I always struggled with anxiety, but after each birth — and even with my adopted […]

Multi-pronged approach applied to anxiety

Anita Doberman I am always surprised, although I shouldn’t be, when I receive a visit from a most familiar and unwelcome visitor: anxiety. Everyone gets worried from time to time, but for some people this feeling can be overwhelming. I always struggled with anxiety, but after each birth — and even with my adopted son, […]

Moms shouldn’t feel guilty about personal time

By Anita Doberman I recently made plans to go see a movie with a friend and scheduled a babysitter to watch my five children for a couple of hours. When the time to leave came, I felt terrible because all the kids were crying and seemed so unhappy to see mommy leave. I went anyway, […]

Random thoughts can drive one crazy

By Kevin Wilson Every once in a while, there comes along a great little snippet for me. It’s not something I can do an entire column on, but combined these snippets can be quite entertaining. At least that’s what I think. I’ll let you be the judge as I share my random thoughts. • Recently, […]