Republicans lack front-runner for presidency

An ancient Chinese curse says ‘May he live in interesting times.’ Like it or not, we live in an interesting time. As Charles Dickens said in a Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” […]

Republicans should stick to their guns

Freedom New Mexico The current appropriations bill — the Continuing Resolution — funding the federal government is set to expire Friday. If it does, it would cause a shutdown of some portions of the government. With the stakes so high, congressional Republicans ought to, as Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., recently told a group in Newport […]

GOP appointments reflect party in stasis

Freedom Newspapers The Republicans, having won back control of the House of Representatives with campaigns that suggested they had learned their lessons about extravagant spending during the Bush years, named their committee chairmen last week. The choices signaled for the most part that the Old Bulls and the old ways may be predominant in the […]

GOP battles EPA over regulations

Freedom New Mexico Congressional Republicans, emboldened by the party’s midterm election victories, promise to force up-or-down votes on many economically harmful regulations planned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “We’re not going to let EPA regulate what they’ve been unable to legislate,” Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., told Politico.com. Upton, who hopes in the new Congress […]

Governor’s race to pit Denish, Martinez

By David Stevens: FNM Editor New Mexico Republicans and Democrats can agree on at least one thing: “I think you’d have to say the governor’s race is going to be front and center on everybody’s radar screen in November,” said Curry County Republican Chairman Rube Render. “As we sit here right now, I’ve got to […]

Analysis: Obama and Dems scored

By Steven Thomma: McClatchy Newspapers DENVER — Barack Obama and the Democrats had their moment, and it was a quite a moment. Now America pivots to John McCain and the Republicans.

More voters are casting early votes

By QCS Staff By late Friday, early and absentee voters totaled 415, said Quay County Clerk Ellen White. Early voting will continue through today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Quay County Courthouse. Only registered Democrats and Republicans are eligible to vote in the primary on Monday. Voters who have declined to state […]

Parties should debate each other, not selves

By Chelle Delaney: QCS associate publisher Yes, it’s early, but shouldn’t Democrats start mixing it up with Republicans? That’s what was just suggested in a recent piece in the New York Times. What we’ve been getting is a series of so-called “debates” that pit Republicans against Republicans and Democrats against Democrats. How long do we […]

Congress ready to put pork back on menu

Congressional Democrats did an admirable job of purging pork barrel projects — also called earmarks — from spending bills that were left unfinished when Republicans were ousted from power last fall. They had to do something, given all their campaign rhetoric about those fiscally feckless Republicans. But whether they can for long hold the line […]

1/14 Editorial

The decision by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay not to attempt to keep that position — though he still claims he will be vindicated soon of the campaign-finance violations with which he has been charged in Texas — has opened up a race to fill that post. It should be an occasion for a […]