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Time to de-connect from EarthLink

January 4, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

From 2000 to 2011 it was my home connection to the Internet. I would open the EarthLink program on my “gumdrop” iMac — an early 2000s model that came in five choices of yummy colors — I’d hear the tones of the a phone number dialing itself and the screech of my modem as it [&hellip...

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Middle-class retirees deserve better from Congress

December 28, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

The devastating pension reform crammed into the omnibus spending bill that will likely soon become law would allow pension trustees to slash the benefits of retired workers and cut future benefits for a shrinking pool of middle-income employees. These people...

For automakers, 2014 was the year of the recall

December 27, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. late last week expanded its recall of vehicles with defective and potentially deadly Takata manufactured airbags, which can explode and shoot metal shrapnel at drivers and passengers, to include the entire United States — a...

Reflecting on my first Christmas in Roswell

December 25, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Daily Record employees hamming it up at our company Christmas party last week. (Max Scally Photo) As the newspaper editor, Christmas Day itself is almost anticlimactic. The hustle and bustle at the office earlier this week is replaced by the near dead silence...

The day of my eBay hack attack

December 14, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

I’ve been hacked. On Dec. 2, I got an email from eBay stating that someone had used my account fraudulently. This hacker did me the favor of selling 10 Sony SmartWatches that pair up to a smartphone via Bluetooth for the low, low price of $65 each. What the...

County officials need to follow city’s lead for more open government

December 6, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

The Chaves County Commissioners will hold a special meeting and a public hearing at 9 a.m. on Tuesday to consider raising the county’s Gross Receipts Taxes. The commissioners will also discuss lowering the county property tax rates to their lowest levels in...

A simple answer to ‘Dairy Rule’ debate

December 6, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

One of my favorite recurring skits on the original “Saturday Night Live” was Garrett Morris, the show’s first African-American cast member, portraying the make-believe character Chico Escuela, a professional baseball player from the Dominican Republic...

Time for Republicans to move beyond Benghazi

November 30, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says a Benghazi report put together by a Republican panel is “full of crap.” It strikes us that it isn’t the report that’s full of it. Graham has been pushing this bogus issue so long and so hard that he’s filled to the...

Schlock king Corman’s best movie a financial disaster

November 16, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

To any Baby Boomer, the name Roger Corman immediately conjures up memories of low-budget horror movies and sexploitation films like “Women in Cages” and equally violent biker-gang movies such as “The Wild Angels” that starred Peter Fonda and Nancy...

Obama unbowed by midterm setbacks

November 8, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

President Obama awakened Wednesday morning to a seismic shift in the nation’s political landscape. Republicans not only had seized control of the Senate for the first time since 2006, they also had grown their House majority to the highest level since...