Supreme Court decision protects religious freedom

The Supreme Court last week delivered a resounding victory for religious freedom, made all the more impressive by its unanimity. In a 9-0 decision, the court ruled that government cannot dictate to religious institutions whom they can hire or fire for leadership positions. That represented a convincing rejection of the Obama administration’s position, which was […]

Speech should be free for all Americans

Freedom Communications Imagine no religion. How about no free speech for those who embrace religious beliefs. Don’t let them practice religion in public, and don’t even let them mention it. Those who think it’s far-fetched in this country may be wrong. Ours is a country of free speech, which means we get to express what […]

Americans should trust in God

Leonard Lauriault The Unites States of America was founded upon Christian principles, not just any religious principles. While this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t respect the right of anyone to practice their own religious beliefs in a reasonable way, history tells us that once the continent was discovered by Europeans, many others came over to […]

Americans lack religious knowledge

Karl Terry We’re blessed in this country with religious freedom, but I worry a little about our ability to retain that freedom. Because my memory, like my hair, is starting to leave me, I’ve taken to carrying a little pocket notebook. Among the things I write in that notebook are column ideas when I happen […]

Marie G. Murphy

Services: Will be announced. Marie G. Murphy, 96, previously of Tucumcari and Logan, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 at Valle Norte Caring Center in Albuquerque. Ms. Murphy was the fourth daughter of Ralph L. Murphy and Nora Belle Durbin Murphy was born Dec. 23,1910 at her Uncle William Jesse Durbin’s farm home near Mt. Dora, […]

Studies at U.S. Air Force Academy prolonging time until change

Just what this country needs — another task force study of what’s already been studied, analyzed and debated to death. Off we go, once again, on a prolonged orgy of navel gazing that won’t do a thing to hasten the speed with which we address the problem at hand. The problem being studied to death […]