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FBI director mistakes videos as a cause of crime

May 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch FBI Director James Comey seemingly has his finger on the pulse of American law enforcement and understands what’s driving current crime trends. Why, then, does he keep making the unfounded assertion that a sharp increase in homicides nationwide is because of the “Ferguson effect” of viral videos showing law enforcers...

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Thorium and the molten salt ‘nuclear’ reactor

May 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Most people know what uranium is, but very few people know what thorium is. I have written about thorium several times in the past and about how China and India have invested substantial effort into developing thorium as a nuclear fuel to generate electricity...

‘It’s almost too much to take in our tiny little town’

May 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Taos News TAOS — Nerves have been rattled in the Taos area in recent days. And for good reason. The unease really began across the entire state less than two weeks ago. That’s when Tom Begaye was charged with murder and kidnapping in connection with...

A boy-turned-man’s case for extraterrestrial life

May 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

“They moved as one, similar to a flock of birds, fanning out slightly, until they disappeared.” By Bert Taylor The boy is now 74 years old, but when I was five, we lived on 25 acres, 10 miles east of Woodstock, Ontario — in Canada, where I now...

Middle class growth requires investment

May 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The middle class is in a tenuous position; has been for a long time. If you’re wealthy you can take care of yourself, and if you’re poor there are ways to obtain assistance. But if you’re in the middle class, you’re on your own. Here in Roswell, for...

It was not supposed to happen this way

May 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

God takes a loved one away before their time. A young person chooses to get hooked on drugs. Your employer sells his business and leaves you jobless. Your spouse has an affair. The stock market crashes. What now? You might look up to make sure a piano isn’t...

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Recognizing the women of Roswell

May 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

All right. I have had today’s topic in my head for easily two years, but I haven’t been certain if I had the guts to write it and submit it to the Daily Record. This topic should not be controversial at all, but if it is, so be it! After all, this column...

Celebrate business owners, don’t break them

May 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The 28 million small businesses in the United States are the heartbeat of our nation’s economy. By Reps. Steve Pearce and Roger Williams The start of May reminds us all that summer is around the corner. Students are preparing for final exams. Calendars are...

RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

May 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Beating the heat The closure of the Cahoon Park Pool, Roswell’s only city-owned swimming facility, may be a political hot potato these days, but for a lot of families, the issue isn’t about politics. It’s about where to cool off during the dog days of...

Is news censoring a Facebook trend?

May 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Orange County Register The news media’s reputation has taken a substantial hit in recent years, and it appears that social media, which has increasingly been seen as a viable alternative news source, is not immune to disappointing readers’ sense of...