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Seats at the table of independence

June 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The biggest patriotic celebration of the year is rapidly approaching, and it’s overdue. With all the political hostility and mass shootings being thrust upon the U.S. citizenry, it seems the country is falling into serious disrepair, thanks to enemies both foreign and domestic. Next weekend will, hopefully, serve as a reminder that our freedoms come...

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Mourning the tragic losses of family

June 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Roswell and America are mourning the loss of its citizens after a bloody weekend of violence and I believe the time has come to reflect on the critical issues facing us as we attempt to move forward, despite the grief we all may be feeling. For some of us,...

The current state and future glory of the church

June 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

“Being a member of a Baptist church [or any other kind of church] ought to mean something. Right now, in most cases it means nothing,” writes professor/author John Hammett. (Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches) Even identifying one’s self as...

RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

June 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Home invasion horrors A home is where one should feel safe, but when someone enters illegally — whether as a burglar or via a home invasion — one feels violated. It can turn your life is upside down. This week Roswell had two back-to-back home invasions....

Technology creates impatience; pause for silence

June 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

By M.E. Sprengelmeyer The Communicator SANTA ROSA — Once upon a time, some tragedies were so unspeakable that they left us at a loss for words. Now, there’s barely time to gasp, let alone cry, before we feel compelled to rush to social media to offer our...

Is high school greener on other side of the world?

June 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Greetings from across the globe! You know, one would think that, surrounded by the tropical splendor, the glistening ocean, and the marvelous food of the Philippine islands, I would quickly forget the traumatizing, confusing melee that was high school....

Protecting our city investments

June 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Recently the Roswell City Council voted to spend $99,300 to repair a leaking section of water line along West Country Club Road. There have been a number of busted water lines causing traffic detours over the years, so when City Engineer Louis Najar said it...

The GOP’s cynical strategy with minority voters

June 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The face of America is changing very rapidly, and Republicans are reacting with a cynical and insidious attempt to hold back the future. The percentage of white voters continues to drop every election cycle, while the strength of nonwhites rises steadily. As...

House ice buckets illustrated congressional waste

June 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One of the first things I noticed during my internship on Capitol Hill in the fall of 1992 was the hundreds of buckets of ice. Buckets of ice were seemingly everywhere, as ubiquitous as American flags and interns, sitting outside the offices of the 440...

Scoring one for love of hometown

June 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Sometimes it’s the backstories rather than the game itself that makes a sporting event so dramatic. On Sunday night, we got both in ample doses. That’s when LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a seventh-game victory over the seemingly unstoppable...