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A simple answer to ‘Dairy Rule’ debate

December 6, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

One of my favorite recurring skits on the original “Saturday Night Live” was Garrett Morris, the show’s first African-American cast member, portraying the make-believe character Chico Escuela, a professional baseball player from the Dominican Republic who spoke halting English. When queried by the press, Chico would respond to nearly every question...

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Time for Republicans to move beyond Benghazi

November 30, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says a Benghazi report put together by a Republican panel is “full of crap.” It strikes us that it isn’t the report that’s full of it. Graham has been pushing this bogus issue so long and so hard that he’s filled to the...

Schlock king Corman’s best movie a financial disaster

November 16, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

To any Baby Boomer, the name Roger Corman immediately conjures up memories of low-budget horror movies and sexploitation films like “Women in Cages” and equally violent biker-gang movies such as “The Wild Angels” that starred Peter Fonda and Nancy...

Obama unbowed by midterm setbacks

November 8, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

President Obama awakened Wednesday morning to a seismic shift in the nation’s political landscape. Republicans not only had seized control of the Senate for the first time since 2006, they also had grown their House majority to the highest level since...

50 years later, another Republican ‘time for choosing’

November 8, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

Barry Goldwater went down to a smashing defeat in 1964. But so did the man who beat him — Lyndon Johnson, whose landslide re-election culminated in a near-abdication from the presidency four years later. Johnson’s collapse eerily foreshadowed the...

Election overload is taking its toll

November 2, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

My timing couldn’t have been better when I got cable TV and high-speed Internet installed on Thursday afternoon. After returning from work and shopping Thursday, I channel-surfed through three or four schlocky horror movies before finally watching the news...

Voters should support general obligation bonds

October 29, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s as simple as ABC — Bonds A, B and C, that is. The county’s higher education institutions, libraries and the J.O.Y. Centers all need funding for capital improvement projects. Among the problems that need to be repaired are leaky roofs at both the...

After we vote, don’t forget we still exist

October 27, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

SANTA ROSA — They found us on the map, but what about after the election? Let’s hand it to both of New Mexico’s gubernatorial candidates. Republican incumbent Susana Martinez and Democratic rival Gary King both followed that tricky-to-navigate straight...

Daily Record endorses Riedel, Espinoza and Hanisee

October 26, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

Susan Riedel for attorney general In the race for state attorney general, the Daily Record strongly endorses Republican challenger Susan Riedel. For nearly eight years, Democrat Attorney General Gary King had stood by and done nothing to stop political...

The last straw for big soda?

October 25, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s a match made in nanny-state heaven. Having failed to ban Big Gulps in New York City, former Big Apple mayor Michael Bloomberg has dumped $85,000 into the campaign in San Francisco to pass Measure E — a two-cent tax on all “sugary drinks.”...