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Voting for who you disapprove of least

July 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The upcoming presidential election set for Nov. 8 this year has many people frustrated on who will take over the presidency. Many who are prejudice against Donald Trump may come from the fact that he is an ignorant businessman who ends up making numerous condescending remarks for no reason at all. The majority of his [&hellip...

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It takes a process to educate a child

July 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s almost that time again when Roswell’s children are going back to school. Some of the children are leaving their home for the first time to head to college. While students might be more or less excited for school to start, it is worrisome that New...

Cop killers on the rise; we need to support our officers

July 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Next to baby killers and children rapers, cop killers have to be the lowest form of life on the earth. I’m sure there will be people who take offense at that statement, but I’m equally as sure there will be many, many more who agree with it. We veterans...

Inconvenient as it is, the earth is heating up

July 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s hot. Record-breaking hot, for the umpteenth year in a row. Which brings us to an inconvenient truth. And with that lead, I probably lost half of this column’s readership. The truth is not only inconvenient, it angers a lot of people. There’s just...

Some random thoughts on life in difficult times

July 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Those who protect us should not have to be protected. When law enforcement is protecting the rights of others to assemble, they should not become targets. The issue isn’t whether law enforcement agrees or not with the views of those they are protecting. The...

The pillars of our community

July 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Roswell lost a pillar of its community recently, when Martha Murphy passed away at age 88. Murphy was well-loved and known for her grace and generosity. She and her husband Bert started from meager means, built a classic American dream and then shared their...

Stronger state economy requires shared vision

July 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As elected city leaders, New Mexico Municipal League members understand the importance of creating jobs in a state where recovery from the 2008-2009 recession has been slow at best. Because the Municipal League represents the state’s 106 cities, towns and...

The complicated relationship between Christians, Jews

July 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

At the very beginning, all the Christians were Jews. But the Jewish leaders felt a scriptural obligation to suppress the new faith. Shortly after Jesus’ death, a wave of cruel persecution was directed against the Christians by the Jews. Christians refused...

RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

July 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The youth-filled Senior Olympians For the fourth straight year, older people from all over New Mexico have brought vitality to Roswell, via the state Games. The New Mexico Senior Olympics has brought more than 1,000, people 50 and older, out of their homes...

Progress? We don’t need no stinking progress

July 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I read a letter to the editor recently, vehemently opposed to a bond election to support a new pool for Roswell. It had much of the same indignation I hear each time our community looks to move forward on some project to increase the level of services to our...