Crisis reveals faith needs more work

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God…” Romans 8:28

Congressional compensation needs cutting

A t least one group of Americans has been profiting despite the faltering economy: members of the U.S. House of Representatives. They’re supposed to be the part of the government that’s “closest to the people.” But as the saying has it, they came to do good and stayed to do well. In their cases, mostly […]

Parents of special-needs kids must plan for current, future financial demands

Kristin Hinson

Niesha Lofing Moms and dads plan for family trips, college and weddings, but life sometimes throws a curve called autism. And it’s hitting more and more families. An average of one in every 110 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder. These neurodevelopmental disorders can make communication and social interaction difficult, sometimes […]

President needs Congress’ approval to declare war

Freedom New Mexico In olden days in foreign lands, the king only had to say, “Attack!” and the nation went to war, for whatever reason he desired. President Barack Obama’s military engagement in Libya’s ongoing war looks more like royal sovereignty than American constitutional government. Our founders constitutionally curbed executive power, requiring presidents to first […]

TSA needs privatization, not union

If you think the Transportation Security Administration is pushy and intrusive, just wait until they unionize. Tuesday was the last day 44,000 TSA workers vote on whether they will join a union. The results will be announced today. A ‘yea’ vote widely is expected. Workers also are voting on whether to join the American Federation […]

Tax raise needed for Tucumcari

Jim Witcher As you know, economic times are rough throughout the nation, and budgets are tight. As an example, I just found out this morning that the State now estimates their deficit to be $450 million. This means that any significant aid for our community in the form of grants is no longer possible. Therefore, […]

Comments from the Canyons: Handling wasps a delicate affair

Lynn Moncus As those of you who have been out and about know, this is the time of year during which the wasps swarm and tend to cause the nerves to shatter. Aggie and I seem to be among them wherever we stop to take our walks. She is the one who needs to avoid […]

Everybody needs companionship

Debra Whittington “A man that hath friends must show himself friendly” Proverbs 18:24

British election may affect November polls

To get through its current crisis, the United Kingdom needs another Iron Lady. That’s the derogatory term bestowed by her opponents upon Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative Party’s prime minister from 1979-90. But the moniker later was adopted by supporters when they admired Thatcher’s getting the country through the major crises of the late 1970s and […]

Interstate Stream to hold meeting in Tucumari about future water needs

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Portales and Tucumcari are hosting two of 21 statewide meetings scheduled as the Interstate Stream Commission looks for public comments on how the state balances its future water needs with its supply. The state is updating 16 regional and separate water plans, merging them into one for New Mexico. […]