10/8 Editorial

It’s not exactly news that President George W. Bush has pursued policies that are far from the ideals of limited, constitutional government that we endorse on the editorial pages. But the president’s performance at his Rose Garden news conference Tuesday was unimpressive even by our rather low expectations. Asked about the potential avian flu pandemic, […]

7/27 Community Notes

Tucumcari’s radio station KTNM 1400 AM is broadcasting a new Hispanic radio show called “La Voz” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays now through December. The program, hosted by retired bilingual educator Benjie Torres, features local artists performing Ranchera, New Mexico and Tex-Mex music, as well as personal interviews, college news, and […]

President’s speech buys him time, but costs him political capital

President George W. Bush probably bought himself a little more time with his speech Tuesday night at Fort Bragg, but unless conditions on Iraq improve substantially and fairly soon he may only have blunted criticism temporarily. The call to set a timetable to begin the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq will be less loud, […]

Altrusa picks president as woman of year

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Altrusa club, a women’s organization dedicated to community service and charitable causes, recently named Quay County Clerk Ellen White its 2004-2005 woman of the year. White was the club’s president from June 2004 to May 31. Altrusa member Glenda Reid said club members often vote for the […]

Highway bill offers N.M. $1.68 billion

By William Thompson: Quay COunty Sun A federal highway bill before the U.S. Senate would offer New Mexico $1.68 billion in funds over a five-year period according to a press release from Senator Pete Domenici. The bill, if passed by the senate and signed into law by President George W. Bush, would provide the necessary […]

‘Freedom rings’ at area chamber banquet

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County SUn Someone may have thought they were at a very premature Fourth of July celebration at the Logan-Ute Lake Chamber banquet Monday night. The theme for the banquet was “Let Freedom Ring,” and the Logan Civic Center was decorated accordingly with red, white and blue balloons on the walls and […]

2/26 Editorial

After two years of rough going with our friends in Europe, President Bush’s trip there this week has begun smoothing things over. He doesn’t have the mischievous charm of former President Clinton, but Bush still has impressed Europeans with his own Texas quasi-cowboy persona. These things are not trivial in international relations. On Iraq, events […]

Taxpayers should lobby for less spending

Freedom Newspapers We would like to say it’s shocking, but it really isn’t. As Brian Riedl, a budget analyst at the conservative Heritage Foundation, said, “Congress’ natural inclination, regardless of party, is to spend money.” Still, it is disheartening that some of the first reactions to President Bush’s budget proposal were Republicans complaining that modest, […]

‘Ownership’ means taking responsibility

Freedom Newspapers The “Ownership Society” seems poised to make a comeback, just in time for the president’s second term. Some might remember the Ownership Society: It made a brief appearance during last fall’s campaign, as the president and his handlers took a half-hearted stab at what the elder George Bush once called “the vision thing,” […]