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Prince’s Paisley home worthy of preserving

April 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Minneapolis Star Tribune In the days following Prince’s death, fans from all over have found themselves drawn to Paisley Park, a 65,000-square-foot compound that embodies the man’s musical genius. As tributes to Prince’s life and career are contemplated, here is one that is almost obvious: Turn Paisley Park into Minnesota’s equivalent of Graceland...

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History to be written by young voters, too

April 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The older you get, the more you appreciate history, because you’ve lived through so much of it. And in this year, history is being written in dynamic and unpredictable ways. So don’t blink or you might miss it. Here in New Mexico, the tumult isn’t so...

At big green’s beck and call

April 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Panama City News Herald You wouldn’t think that funding for the Federal Aviation Administration would have anything to do with dubious tax credits for renewable energy. And you’d be right. Anywhere but in Washington D.C., that is, where politicians...

Texas Tech makes perfect sense for Roswell

April 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There’s really only one thing I’ve missed about Lubbock since I moved back to Roswell about nine months ago — Texas Tech game days. Despite being home to a branch on the Eastern New Mexico University tree and a two-year junior college at New Mexico...

The bees or not the bees

April 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The St. Louis Post Dispatch A lot of people can’t stand bees and don’t know why anyone would want to save them. They sting. In swarms, they can kill. In some people’s minds, whatever arsenal it takes to get rid of them is just fine, including chemical...

Pot on the ballot all over the place, but not in NM

April 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Last week, I wrote about how Gary Johnson, the probable Libertarian Party nominee for president, and how he has a shot, albeit a long one, at actually getting elected this time around. (You can read it at gazettemediaservices.com; click the Dispatch New...

Spend wisely the sand that’s left in your hourglass

April 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

“Life is what happens when you are busy doing other things.” Words of wisdom from John Lennon. Do you ever wake up and wonder where the time went? It will be an important question later. Why not make it important today? You will never again be as young as...

Suicide prevention requires action

April 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The tragic suicide of former Roswell Daily Record reporter Jared Tucker exposes, once again, a dark reality in the world in which we live: Some people feel taking their own life is the only way out of the pain that grips their very being. It’s a tragedy of...

Student loan bubble keeps growing

April 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Orange County Register Stocks and housing prices have risen rapidly since the depths of the last recession, aided in large part by the Federal Reserve’s easy money policies. But there is another bubble growing that threatens taxpayers, namely, student...

Quit funding what the military doesn’t want

April 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Jacksonville Daily News The U.S. Department of Defense’s mission in this unsettled world is “to ensure that anyone who starts a conflict with us will regret doing so.” That was the pointed message Defense Secretary Ash Carter had for members of the...