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Donald Trump is television’s moneymaker

October 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Television created him. Now it’s being left to newspapers to rein him in. I’m talking about Donald Trump and the role the media have played in his ascension. Here’s a man who became a superstar TV celebrity in collusion with NBC, which began airing the reality show, The Apprentice, a dozen years ago. The show [&hellip...

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Beginning yet another trip around the sun

October 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Endings have a way of becoming beginnings and beginnings a way of becoming endings. With a birthday this week, I ended one trip around the sun and began another. This will be my 59th trip. My wife says that aging is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you...

RDR opts out of endorsements

October 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Roswell Daily Record’s editorial board has been wrestling with some important issues lately. In one of the most divisive and frustrating elections in memory, we’ve been thinking about the races and who to throw our editorial support behind, and...

‘Get up and go on your way’ to your journey of faith

October 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, 10 lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

October 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Are you listening, Mr. Burris? The words spoken this week by Roswell Independent School District board member Nichole Austin were overdue, as well as our attention to such concerns. At Tuesday’s school board meeting, Austin referred to “a great fear” of...

Racial unrest and the freedoms we possess

October 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I was in the gym the other day when someone came up to me and asked if I wrote for the Roswell Daily Record. It seems he enjoyed my past articles that deal with how life was back in the past. We talked for a while on various subjects, but then came to how...

The hunt is on for a few good books

October 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Have you noticed lately that books are getting trashier and trashier? If I read one more raving review of “The 50 Shades of Who Cares,” I will go berserk. One more bursting manly bicep on a cover and I reach for Pepto Bismol. A thriller that gives away...

Symphony stands out in Roswell

October 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Roswell has at least four things in common with Amarillo, Texas — a windy spring, oil money, a long tradition of being a “cow town” and an outstanding symphony orchestra. With nearly 200,000 residents, Amarillo is more than four times the size of...

New Mexico’s election not going to pot

October 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Thanks, Albuquerque Journal, for providing the best snapshot to date of New Mexicans’ political leanings this election cycle. Not everything they asked likely voters about is on this year’s general election ballots, but they certainly play into the...

Seek to be a maximum person in all that you do

October 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

What is the minimum necessary for you to do to get by in this world? If you sat down with a sheet of paper and wrote out the least you could do to get by in your family, what would it be? What if you wrote down the least effort necessary to keep your job?...