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Deficit, national debt to soar

February 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Jacksonville Daily News The omnibus budget deal and accompanying tax breaks for businesses and individuals that Congress agreed to in December will put a greater strain on the national debt, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) latest budget and economic outlook for 2016-2026. Under the CBO’s forecast, the annual budget deficit will...

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Grateful to hospital, friends and relatives

February 11, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I fell and injured my shoulder. I went to the emergency room at the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, and I’d like to thank Jesse and John and Dr. Andrew Gross for providing me with good care while I was there. I’d also like to thank Dr. Earl Latimer who...

Charter schools show greater successes

February 11, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

On Jan. 19, the RDR reprinted an Associated Press article by Morgan Lee stating that that New Mexico charter schools are more expensive than our traditional public schools while only producing similar academic results. The article did not back up its...

Rescue a pet, save a life, bring joy to your own life

February 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Most everyone has that special animal that’s somehow managed to worm its way into their hearts and homes. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — whether it’s a dog, cat, horse, snake, hamster or rat, domesticated animals have always...

NFL’s deep pockets like those of tobacco industry

February 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

A history professor at Purdue University once told us the phenomenon of history repeating itself might be a helpful learning tool for anyone looking to invade the Russian front in the summertime, but had little value otherwise. Twenty years later, I feel as...

Could Marco Rubio win New Mexico?

February 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

We’re four months away from the primary elections in New Mexico — a lifetime in the world of politics. By the time New Mexicans get to vote for their choice in the already-dwindling field of candidates for president, the races will probably be down to two...

Thanks due to law enforcement and alert informants

February 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Thanks to a well-coordinated law enforcement effort led by the FBI, as well as to alert informants, it appears that Milwaukee may have been spared the blood and carnage of a terrorist-style attack such as occurred last month in San...

Edgar Mitchell’s contributions great

February 9, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The passing of Artesia’s Edgar Mitchell on Feb. 4 marked the nation’s loss of a remarkable individual. Although he was born in Texas and lived in many other locations throughout his life, Ed Mitchell always thought of New Mexico as home. With a doctorate...

Good Samaritans during Goliath storm

February 9, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

This is a letter that is long overdue, regarding the aftermath of Storm Goliath. I have about a 300-foot long driveway. Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, I began trying to dig my way out, with nothing but my two-wheel drive, light pickup, a shovel and desperation....

Stephen W. Marshall

February 9, 2016 • OpinionComments (0)

Stephen W. Marshall passed away on Friday February 5, 2016 after a brave fight with multiple cancers for a number of years. A memorial service is to take place at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, with Father Dale Plummer officiating, at 2 p.m.. Saturday,...