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Politicians need to stay out of innovators’ way

June 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The first step in inventing something shouldn’t be waiting for government approval. What would ever get done? “Regulators like to see new types of law and regulation imposed upon the internet and emerging technologies,” warns Adam Thierer, author of “Permissionless Innovation.” “From drones to driverless cars to the ‘internet of things’...

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RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

June 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

A great holiday weekend Hike It and Spike It was its usual success, and this Memorial Day was a relatively quiet affair, and that’s cause for a Roswell celebration. Overall, our city PD and Chaves County sheriff’s office reported, it was just another...

Snoop Dogg is right about progress since ‘Roots’

June 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

My musical tastes do not include rap and hip-hop, but when Snoop Dogg comments on the “Roots” remake, saying he is tired of movies about slavery and would prefer a series “about the success that black folks are having,” he is singing my song. The...

The Creator’s redemption song — suffering reversed to life

June 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The unparalleled majesty of God could not be hidden (Ps. 19:1). Creation began with a successive, rhythmic bang (Gen. 1:1). Rather than the wild happenstance of cosmic forces colliding together, that orderly bang was the boom of the Creator’s voice (v. 3),...

Are Vocaloids the future of the music industry?

June 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Imagine for a moment a stage shrouded in utter darkness, save for the faint luminescence from the thousands of glow sticks held by fans held in the rapture of ecstatic anticipation. Suddenly, a lone figure with blue hair appears and begins dancing while...

Courage to keep the flame of civil rights burning

June 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Roswell Daily Record recently started publishing articles written by local teens. We have a terrific group of teens speaking to our town about the issues affecting their lives, and we expect to continue these discussions in every Friday edition. One of...

Turning the presidential campaign into a pie-throwing contest

June 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Gary Johnson is saying something worth listening to. It’s about the conduct of the presidential election. New Mexico’s former governor is running for president again as the candidate of the Libertarian Party. He probably will be the only third-party...

Remembering CSC Roy Daly during Pearl Harbor attack

May 31, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

First, I would like to remember a special group of brothers, as I do each Memorial Day. Twenty-seven of us engaged a Vietnamese regular army force of over 1,000 soldiers on May 1968, but only three of us returned. May God bless you and keep you, my brothers,...

The demise of human customer service

May 31, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Older people, such as myself, like to think we’ve acquired the wisdom of the ages, but when it comes to the modern world, the young’uns have a leg up on us. That occurred to me not so long ago when I had some questions about my cellphone account, and I...

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Frustrated at the altar of political correctness

May 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s been called the altar of Political Correctness. Beginning with B.C. Carter’s geometry class at Roswell High, I placed a pad of paper and a pen on the night table beside my bed. Many times I would remember, as I slept, the proper axiom or postulate...