Letter to the editor: Tax cuts make deficit worse

Your editorial “Midterm results should invigorate Washington” advocates the extension of Bush’s tax cuts for the rich, repealing the health care reform and underfunding or eliminating a “few” vulnerable federal agencies. The editorial says Bush’s tax cuts should be extended. The tax cuts for the rich is a HUGE part of our deficits, a fact […]

Letter to the editor: Government-run programs efficient

Your recent editorial headlined “Conse-quences of health care unfolding” is a continuing dog and pony show to maintain the status quo for the moneyed interests. This is the same ideology of no controls on business and free market knows best — hello financial crisis and oil spill. A short summary of what the “revered” plan […]

Letter to the editor: Price hike in line with economy

The editorial “Privat-izing mail delivery could save the post office” is a part of the ongoing effort to try to discredit the government. The proposed stamp price increase is used to support the contention that the post office is an inefficient bloated bureaucracy. The increase of the price of stamps to 46 cents would be […]

Letter to the editor: Weakening government control lead to crises

The recent editorial “Government no good at dealing with catastrophes” is the usual approach used by conservative organizations such as Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute and, in New Mexico, the Rio Grande Foundation to promote their ideology in a situation regardless of the facts. The contention is that government can do nothing right […]

Veteran editor joins Freedom board

By Mary Ann Milbourn: Freedom News Service Freedom Communications Inc. announced Thursday that Larry Kramer, a former newspaperman and founder of the online financial website MarketWatch, was elected to the board of directors. Freedom owns the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. “Larry has extensive experience in creating and fostering digital media […]

Letter describes horrors at concentration camp

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Editor’s note: Sixty-five years ago, the German-held concentration camp at Buchenwald was liberated by United States forces. Cpl. Hayley C. Dandridge, a Dora High School graduate, toured the facility less than two weeks after an estimated 21,000 prisoners were freed. Dandridge wrote about the horrors he saw in a letter to friends, Alan and Freeda […]

Letter to the Editor: Affordable means of college education available

A recent QC Sun headline read, “ENMU raises tuition.” It could have read, “ENMU has third lowest tuition of 79 Southwest universities.” It all depends whether we see the glass as half empty or half full, doesn’t it? For-profit universities such as the University of Phoenix, Kaplan, and Franklin University seem to range from $300 […]

Candidate profiles: District 3 Quay County Commission

Editor’s note: Quay County residents have started voting in the June 1 Primary Election. Quay County Clerk Ellen White said early voting continues through May 29. The only local contested race is for the District 3 Quay County Commission seat. Here’s how candidates responded to questions from Quay County Sun reporter Thomas Garcia:

Founder’s philosophies remembered

Editor’s note: R.C. Hoiles was founder of Freedom Communications, parent company of our newspaper. In conjunction with the company’s emergence Friday from bankruptcy and the changing ownership from the Hoiles family, we’re dedicating this week’s editorial page to remembering Hoiles’ philosophies.

Letter to the editor: Using animals for fashion cruel

Regarding Baxter Black’s column in Friday’s Portales News-Tribune: “PETA’s death threats go too far” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was just as surprised as figure skater Johnny Weir when we learned he allegedly received death threats for using white fox fur in one of his costumes. PETA, like most animal protection groups, is […]