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Daily Record endorses Riedel, Espinoza and Hanisee

October 26, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Susan Riedel for attorney general In the race for state attorney general, the Daily Record strongly endorses Republican challenger Susan Riedel. For nearly eight years, Democrat Attorney General Gary King had stood by and done nothing to stop political corruption in the state. When the Albuquerque Police Department was under criticism by residents for using...

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The last straw for big soda?

October 25, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

It’s a match made in nanny-state heaven. Having failed to ban Big Gulps in New York City, former Big Apple mayor Michael Bloomberg has dumped $85,000 into the campaign in San Francisco to pass Measure E — a two-cent tax on all “sugary drinks.”...

Make a commitment to honest government

October 19, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

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...

Exercise can improve mental, physical health

October 19, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

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 Off

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 Off

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...