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Donald Trump’s unpopular inauguration

January 17, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Forget the honeymoon, Donald Trump is already unpopular. According to Gallup in a poll taken in early January, Trump’s transition into the presidency had an approval rating of 44 percent, nearly 40 points lower than Barack Obama’s, which stood at 83 percent at about the same time in January 2009 during his transition into the [&hellip...

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Veteran problems with Motor Vehicle Division

January 16, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

It seems as though a “smidgen” of our federal government’s regulation lunacy and fondness for spending (wasting) taxpayer money has trickled down to our state. One would think we had more than enough money in our state coffers for redundancy. Oh, yeah,...

Living a shortened life because of a dream

January 14, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

He was a man who made a difference, who brought about change. He is one of my heroes. He modeled his life for us to follow. Today’s column is about a man who sacrificed his life for a cause. He lived a life filled with death threats against him, against his...

Chile UFO and the implications for Roswell

January 14, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

In the past few days, a story about a UFO sighting from Chile has been featured in media articles and TV news reports all around the world. Several things make this affair particularly interesting, and it’s a story that has implications for the city of...

Life and death: The ever-present cycle of humanity

January 13, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I read recently in the Roswell Daily Record pages about the horrible New Year’s weekend, with the shootings and deaths that rang in the new year. I also read about the first baby to be born for the new year. One event brings us sorrow, pain and regret as we...

An impersonal mindset divides the house of God

January 13, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Dominant society has established that the show of emotion is a sign of weakness or unprofessionalism. It is detachment, disinterest or indifference and the absence of emotion in the self or within interaction that is rewarded. Everything else is labeled as...

Nationalism: A force of good in moderation

January 12, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Xenophobia, chauvinism, jingoism, racism — all these and more have appeared to become synonymous with nationalism after both Brexit and the 2016 election. By labeling nationalism merely as a selfish feeling of cultural superiority or an “us versus them”...

Calling for change inspires those around us

January 12, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I always enjoy scrolling through my Facebook feed and catching up on the new ideas and photos left there by my friends and followed pages. Some days, I find humor; others, I find novel insight into everyday things that I had once assumed that I fully...

Silence can be a powerful sign of respect

January 11, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Something was new when I attended the Roswell school board meeting Tuesday. Instead of opening the meeting with a prayer inspired by a particular faith, the district employee led people in a moment of silence. The occasions when I had attended during the...

Sears closing a sign of times

January 10, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

It seems there isn’t a product on the planet that you can’t buy from Amazon, the gigantic online retailer. But decades before Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ parents were even born, a company founded in 1886 by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck...