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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 World War II and increased the number of governorships under GOP control. So the [&hellip...

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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.”...

Make a commitment to honest government

October 19, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

Voter apathy is prevalent no matter where you live in the United States. Many voters feel that at best their choice of a candidate is a choice between “the lesser of two evils.” It takes money, lots of money, to run for even a local office such as sheriff...

Exercise can improve mental, physical health

October 19, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

Since moving to Roswell, I have gained 10 pounds. I must say that my diet has been terrible ever since my first year of college three years ago; I ate Mexican food almost every day my first year and then I ate Panda Express almost every day during my second...

Liberty argument prevails on gay marriage

October 16, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

A dramatic evolution has occurred on the issue of gay marriage, both at the Supreme Court and among the public. Some opponents of the court’s decision last week not to uphold state bans on gay marriage are calling it a disaster, even comparing it to the...