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Congressional GOP refuses to win

October 6, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The resignation of House Speaker John Boehner provides a learning moment: The left has no greater asset than modern politicians on the right. Conservative purists, to the left’s delight, snub incremental victories that are the building blocks of all successful endeavors. Boehner, by contrast, has neglected to fight for the right side of his caucus....

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Harper Lee’s book highlights gradualism’s flaws

October 6, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Earlier this year, I wrote about the latest manuscript written by Harper Lee, author of the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” saying I was both excited and anxious about reading “Go Set a Watchman” since one of the central characters, Atticus Finch,...

Too bad Pope Francis isn’t visiting New Mexico

September 29, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Unless you were living under a rock, you know the nation —especially Catholics and the media — were enthralled over Pope Francis’ first visit to the U.S. last week. Though I’m not Catholic, I admire greatly this pope, who’s upset the status quo of...

Carlsbad mayor hosts 3rd annual energy summit

September 22, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

When it comes to energy production in New Mexico, there’s no place like the southeastern corner of the state. It’s not just the oil patch. The Permian Basin, which stretches across southwestern Texas into southeastern New Mexico, certainly has vast...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day for us all

September 18, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

We commend the Roswell City Council for its decision to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday for city workers, and we’d like to take it a step further. The day should be everybody’s holiday. Rev. Landjur Abukusumo’s impassioned plea at...

Americans and their myriad of vices

September 16, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Today’s topic is sin. I’ll try not to get preachy about it. There’s a long list of habit-forming vices that Americans have enjoyed, condemned, regulated and even outlawed over time, but today we’ll consider four in particular — tobacco, alcohol,...

Send out the cheerleaders

September 10, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

We’ve heard people decry cheerleading as “not really a sport” — but we beg to differ. The demands on its participants include physical fitness, discipline, teamwork, commitment, and much more, which sounds like the very definition of a sport. Plus,...

Space exploration by way of New Mexico

September 9, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Did you know that New Mexico has a “space trail?” It includes more than 50 specific locations around the state and spans the ages — from a mountaintop called Wizard’s Roost in Lincoln County, where prehistoric New Mexicans aligned stones to the summer...

Grand jury plan in Roswell’s hands

September 6, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Our town is facing a crisis of violence, and while it’s difficult to determine one particular cause for the escalating number of homicides, this much is clear: The community must respond. There have been too many lives lost, too few arrests made, and too...

RDR’s vision for the future

September 2, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

It may be old news now that the Roswell Daily Record has a new publisher, but what isn’t old news is the fire under our feet because of this management change. Those who read the front pages of this newspaper are aware that Barbara Beck, daughter of Robert...