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Frustrated at the altar of political correctness

May 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s been called the altar of Political Correctness. Beginning with B.C. Carter’s geometry class at Roswell High, I placed a pad of paper and a pen on the night table beside my bed. Many times I would remember, as I slept, the proper axiom or postulate (or whatever it was called) to solve a homework [&hellip...

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We are governed by the law of the harvest

May 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Who you are today is no accident. Where you are today is no accident. You are who you are and where you are because of choices you have made. It is the Law of the Harvest. You will not find the Law of the Harvest written into our federal laws. You will not...

The cusp of a revolution?

May 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There’s talk of revolution in the air. It could be peaceful, expressed through the upcoming election, or violent, with its impetus being vitrolic rhetoric of this election year. People are angry and wholly dissatisfied with our government, and so far, for...

An observer’s experience at Donald Trump’s rally

May 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s early Wednesday morning and I’m back from my journey to Albuquerque and Trump’s first visit to New Mexico. I procured two tickets, which free of cost, and my former wife Terri wanted to go along so we headed out to our adventure. The...

RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

May 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Memorial Day remembrances It should surprise no one that decorating the graves of fallen soldiers was going on long before we had an official day for it. First called Decoration Day, the North and South original had their own holidays, on different day, until...

Trinity isn’t a dull doctrine, it’s a daring dance

May 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger. When I look at your...

FAFSA application should be more specific

May 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As someone such as myself can tell you, when applying for financial aid, it is good to be two things: poor and smart. While filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, there is an obvious preference for those who are disadvantaged financially,...

Sobriety: My lifelong promise to God

May 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Britt Snyder, who is now Chaves County sheriff, was one of the first people I met when I moved to Roswell in April 2014. He was chief deputy at the time and was running for election. But it wasn’t until after he won the election that I really got to know...

Extrapolating insights from census data access

May 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s amazing what you can learn about a place from its numbers. U.S. Census Bureau numbers, that is. If you’ve never linked into its Quick Facts data, you don’t know what you’re missing. For example, from this data I can tell you that when compared to...

‘Kendra’s Law’ can reduce mental illness risks

May 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

By Pete V. Domenici and Mary Kay Papen According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about four percent of adults in the United States — or 10 million people — have a serious mental illness that causes issues with one or more major life functions....