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‘NMMI vs. NMMI’ lawsuit huge waste of money

May 3, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

I have circumstantial evidence that there may be a blatant violation of the Sherman Act, the nation’s oldest antitrust law, going on right here in Roswell. The law was passed in 1890 to restrict giant businesses known as “trusts” from controlling whole sections of the economy, like railroads, oil, steel and sugar. But this time [&hellip...

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‘The Other White Album’ is the best of The Beatles

April 12, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

A few months ago, I undoubtedly caused a shockwave in the classical music world when I proclaimed in one of my weekly columns that Beethoven’s greatest symphony is not the Fifth but rather the much-lesser-known Third, which happens to be my personal...

Are GMOs evil or beneficial?

April 7, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Want potatoes that don’t get bruised? How about apples that don’t turn brown when you peel or bite into one and walk away for a few minutes? What if you could resume eating the scrumptious wheat breads and cakes you had to abandon because gluten was...

If I could be anything else … auto mechanic!

March 29, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

I love being a newspaper editor and a writer. But if there was anything else I could be, I’d be an auto mechanic. That probably sounds surprising coming from someone with a desk job who has a college degree, but I love working on cars. I consider myself a...

Spring in Roswell? Have I missed something?

March 22, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

I’m happy that winter is finally over, but a bit disappointed by this so-called spring weather we’ve been having lately. I know Friday was the first official day of spring, so perhaps I’m being impatient. I moved to Roswell in late April and, except for...

Learning about community through Leadership Roswell

March 14, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

I got to shoot high-powered, military-style weapons while on the clock Friday. It’s amazing the different things a newspaper editor gets to do on the job. No, I wasn’t firing off weapons here at the office or anywhere else in the city limits. I was...

Vitriolic statements on Facebook more offensive than any cartoon

March 8, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

“The Roswell Daily Record is run by cross-eyed, ignorant, inbred Baptist trash that pander to an audience of equally racist retired crackers and former-military gun-kissers that think they can afford to support the TeaKlux Party of the RepubliKlan.” —...

New state AG has good priorities

February 21, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

At the beginning of this month, I had the pleasure of making a two-day trip to our state capital, Santa Fe, with my Leadership Roswell group. You could say it was a “crash course” on how the three branches of state government work along with the role of...

Why the jobless figure misses so many Americans

February 13, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, the nation’s most respected polling firm, made a rather remarkable appearance Wednesday on CNBC. It came the day after Gallup’s website featured an opinion piece by Mr. Clifton, headlined, “The Big Lie: 5.6...

Seniors aren’t interested in computers? Really?

February 8, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The old adage, “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time” certainly applies to the newspaper business. But with one exception. There are...