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America has a fluid identity

July 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

America the melting pot is a 240-year-old experiment in fluid national identity. Each generation of Americans is a slightly homogenized expression of the various cultures that preceded them. Every generation has new groups immigrate from other nations and bring new cultures into the mix. This makes the American culture grow richer and more diverse. From...

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Identifying and conquering your insecurities

July 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

What causes you to feel insecure? To what extent do the insecurities control your life? If you could completely get rid of one of your insecurities, which would it be? The diversity of traits that were put into mankind when we were created is interesting. We...

RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

July 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Attacks against police in Dallas Seems America doesn’t even get to recover from one mass shooting before another one occurs, and the latest is particularly tragic since those who protect and serve the citizenry were targeted, apparently by skilled snipers,...

Frustrations, memories surround Cahoon pool

July 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I have been reading the articles concerning the closure of Cahoon pool and the dissension among our elected officials and the public. At first I wasn’t sure what all the fuss was about, but after some investigation, I believe I see why there is such an...

Time to face the issue of police misbehavior

July 7, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Over the years, parts of my family have not had a very easy relationship with police. Mostly it was their fault, but there were several times that I can remember police officers harassing members of my family with no provocation, leading me to spend a great...

State doesn’t take its own advice to buy local

July 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In a recent column, I encouraged New Mexicans to spend their summer vacations near home, enjoying the wonderful sites and events our own state has to offer. It’s an inexpensive way to travel, and it helps local economies by keeping New Mexico money in New...

Charlie’s Angels deserve opportunity to defend crown

July 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One of the first stories I really sank my teeth into when I arrived at the Daily Record around this time last year was Roswell High School’s cheerleading squad and its pleas to the Roswell Independent School District Board of Education to change a rule...

Governor has a precarious decision to make

July 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Gov. Susana Martinez is in a precarious position, and soon enough she’ll have to take a stand on the question of Donald Trump. As chair of the Republican Governors Association and the nation’s first and only Hispanic female governor, her endorsement would...

Veterans’ resource fair July 7; death of Choice Care

July 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (NMDVS) will host a Veterans Benefits and Resources Fair on July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the VMV Ballroom of the New Mexico Military Institute, located at 101 W. College Blvd. Military veterans, National...

Shut the front door – Britain’s new foreign policy

July 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

After Israel had taken the first order of the F-35 fighter jet from the United States recently, they renamed it the F-35I. The “I” could stand for Israel or the “I” could stand for improved. In this case, it could also stand for the most innovative...