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Helping homeless is a hand up

June 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Over the course of the year, as many as 17,000 people are without homes in New Mexico. Nationally, one third of the adult homeless population has a severe or disabling mental illness. An estimated 23 to 40 percent of homeless adults are veterans. These sobering statistics are provided by the St. Martin’s Hospitality Center, a [&hellip...

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Clinton, Trump are punishments U.S. doesn’t deserve

June 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Finally! Voters have another choice. The Libertarian Party nominated two socially tolerant but fiscally conservative former governors, Gary Johnson and Bill Weld. Weld? Isn’t the former Massachusetts governor just another Republican? He didn’t act like...

Finding an answer to the unanswerable question

June 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As you watch the news each day, I think you’ll agree we definitely live in what the Bible calls “critical times” (2 Tim 3:1). Worldwide concern about the future is escalating. Many are concluding that God either doesn’t care about suffering or...

RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

June 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Christian-led politics We don’t think there’s anything wrong with one’s faith leading you into politics, or anything else for that matter, as long as you don’t try to force your beliefs on others. There’s room enough for all faiths in America —...

Explaining Donald Trump

June 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

NEW YORK — If there is one explanation for Donald Trump’s success it is this: Unlike most Republicans, he fights back. He may not have the late Muhammad Ali’s finesse, but he sees himself as more than capable of dealing a “knockout” punch to Hillary...

Schools make teenagers sleep deprived

June 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Now that I am completely finished with high school, I have finally gotten enough sleep to gather my thoughts on an important issue. The issue is this: I have spent the last seven years of my life sleep deprived. A study done by the Centers for Disease Control...

RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

June 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One down, one to go The primary election season for 2016 is now over in New Mexico. The local party ballots weren’t exactly packed — aside from the presidential contest, Chaves County had only two contested County Commission races on Republican ballots...

Survey shows the Record is loved, hated and read

June 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Last fall we did a Roswell Daily Record survey to get reader feedback on the pages of our newspaper. We asked our readers to fill out a full-page survey about the content we publish and we had more than 150 filled out and returned to us. The surveys covered...

Family blessings on both sides of the border

June 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

When I was asked by our editor to write this column, I was not sure what to expect. What to write, I mean I’ve been around writers and editors for quite a while, but I’ve never been asked to write something. So I’ll give it a try. Last April, when I...

Enchantment and economy in your own back yard

June 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

By Loretta Hall “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard.” That’s what Dorothy said in the classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” when she returned home after her adventures in more exotic...