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Do the Democrats have debate envy?

October 12, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

We know it seems way early, but people are talking presidential politics like it’s January 2016 rather than early fall 2015. Walk through a crowded room and it’s almost impossible not to hear the names Fiorina, Carson, Bush, Trump, Cruz or Walker waft by. And the latest Elon University poll of North Carolina voters finds [&hellip...

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A newcomer’s observations of Roswell’s parade

October 8, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Parade day in Roswell marks quite an event in the city, the streets lined with people as far as the eye can see. The parade itself began at 10 a.m., though my day started far before that. I personally wanted to experience the town as much as the festivities...

GOP Candidates peddle pain-free tax-cut nonsense

October 7, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

As the leading Republican presidential contenders unveil their recipes to sate the voracious anti-tax appetite of the right, the question isn’t so much whose plan is best, but whose does the most damage to the nation’s bottom line. All would cost...

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...

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,...