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Consider the pages of this newspaper

January 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Let’s start with this page. This is the Editorial Page, the most opinionated page in the Roswell Daily Record. As editor, I’m responsible for its content, so you can blame me if any cartoon is too racy, a column is too off base or a letter writer is too offensive. I don’t personally agree with [&hellip...

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Religion no excuse for discrimination

January 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Some proposed legislation is never intended for passage. They’re more about sending a message, or just to throw red meat to a party base. House Bill 55 is a case in point. This piece of legislation, sponsored by two southeastern New Mexico representatives,...

Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for all’

January 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Jacksonville Daily News For decades, many liberals have dreamed of a universal health insurance system in which the federal government provides coverage to everyone and pays the cost. Known as “single-payer,” it’s modeled on programs in Canada and...

Teen court will be good for Roswell

January 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

From our days as school kids, most of us can remember the “goody two-shoes girl” or the “brown-noser” boy, always seeking the favor of a teacher or other adults even if that meant being subjected to rejection by his or her peers. For most of us during...

Cap on ‘payday’ loans only fair

January 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Taos News TAOS — Desperate people will do desperate things for money. And there are businesses in our state ready to take advantage of that situation. So, in New Mexico, we have a plethora of businesses lending relatively small sums of money, typically...

Being politically correct is not so easy

January 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It may not be wise, but let’s talk about political correctness. Actually, it’s politically smart to bring up PC these days. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and others have been openly critical of language that seeks to sanitize modern America, and a...

Texas Constitution stands well as-is

January 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Abilene Reporter-News Contrary to what Gov. Greg Abbott would have us believe, We the People of Corpus Christi, and therefore also of Texas — and therefore, like it or not, also of the United States of America — are not oppressed. The rights we possess...

Budgeting state government

January 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Hold on to your wallet, it’s the first day of New Mexico’s legislative session. Of course we’re being flippant with the “wallet” comment but it still alludes to a larger truth that, as a 30-day session, lawmakers are obliged to pass a state budget,...

King gave nation a better future

January 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In New Mexico, Martin Luther King Jr. Day isn’t that big of a deal to a lot of people. Businesses choose to remain open for the federal holiday, essentially ignoring the federal holiday. We’ve got enough paid days off, they seem to be saying, so why...

Poll: Government our biggest problem

January 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Orange County Register For the second year in a row, government was the largest problem facing the nation, according to Gallup polls. Based on Gallup’s monthly polls of the most important issues facing the U.S., an average of 16 percent identified...