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Make a commitment to honest government

October 19, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

Voter apathy is prevalent no matter where you live in the United States. Many voters feel that at best their choice of a candidate is a choice between “the lesser of two evils.” It takes money, lots of money, to run for even a local office such as sheriff or city commissioner. Consequently, many voters [&hellip...

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Exercise can improve mental, physical health

October 19, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

Since moving to Roswell, I have gained 10 pounds. I must say that my diet has been terrible ever since my first year of college three years ago; I ate Mexican food almost every day my first year and then I ate Panda Express almost every day during my second...

Liberty argument prevails on gay marriage

October 16, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

A dramatic evolution has occurred on the issue of gay marriage, both at the Supreme Court and among the public. Some opponents of the court’s decision last week not to uphold state bans on gay marriage are calling it a disaster, even comparing it to the...

Duffey for District 1 County Commission

October 12, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

In the race for Chaves County Commissioner District 1, the only contested race for a county office on general election ballots, the Daily Record believes both Republican incumbent James Duffey and Democrat challenger Eloy Ortega Jr. are well-qualified...

Don’t take religious freedom for granted

October 4, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

I am a staunch supporter of the First Amendment. There is an obvious reason I hold this particular constitutional amendment so close to my heart. I am a journalist and believe in free speech and assembly. The second reason I am a die-hard supporter of the...

Newspaper supports these candidates

October 4, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

The editorial staff of the Roswell Daily Record is endorsing the following state and national candidates in the Nov. 4 General Election.   Weh for Senate In the race for U.S. Senate, the Daily Record endorses Republican challenger Allen Weh. Weh is a...

How to become part of the solution

September 21, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

When I lived in South Carolina I heard the expression “Thank God for Mississippi!” so many times that I was starting to believe it was the state’s motto. When ranked with the other 50 states, South Carolina was nearly always second-to-last in everything...

Obama’s new war on terror

September 16, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Early in his address to the nation about the threat posed by Islamic State terrorists, President Obama spoke an obvious truth: “We can’t erase every trace of evil from the world.” But just a few beats later, he came close to contradicting...

A tribute to Beethoven’s greatest symphony

September 14, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

I love classical music. My favorite classical composer is Ludwig von Beethoven, followed by French composer Claude Debussy for a close second place. The backgrounds of the two composers are worlds apart. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1770, and died...

Do police really need military weapons?

September 12, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Everyone is making a huge fuss about the police having military weapons. Which to me is something that shouldn’t even be an issue. The police do not need military weapons. The police don’t need such heavy artillery. They are fighting gang bangers who...