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New animal rescue policy is sound judgment amid misdirected anger

June 22, 2014 • Editorial, OpinionComments Off

Roswell made national headlines recently when on June 11 a 9-year-old boy was attacked by three pit bull mixes that escaped from a local animal rescue that had adopted the animals from the city’s shelter. Fortunately, the boy’s father, a Roswell police officer who was carrying his service firearm, shot and killed one of the [&hellip...

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Pearce’s plan to localize health services could reform VA

June 15, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

A few weeks ago as I was watching yet another report on the TV news about the unfolding scandal at the Veterans Administration in Phoenix, where a whistleblower has alleged that 40 veterans died while waiting for treatment, I couldn’t help but feel a little...

Risky loose home lending

June 5, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Congratulations, taxpayers, you’re getting a new house — whether you want it or not. When it comes to the American real estate market, after all, extensive government involvement (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac back about 60 percent of new mortgages) means...

Apologies are owed to candidate Arnett

June 1, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Amy Arnett, mother of Magistrate District 1 candidate Bobby Arnett, wrote in a letter to editor that an apology is owed to her son. But it is not the newspaper that should apologize to her son for publishing an editorial cartoon drawn by Keith Bell that...

Embracing your ‘inner child’ while in the joint

May 25, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

They probably don’t make yoga pants in big enough sizes for some of its newest practitioners. But then again, you don’t get much choice on what you can wear when you’re living at some of New Mexico’s most exclusive “gated” communities. According...

A disservice to veterans

May 21, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

In an age of partisan polarization, there are few issues that generate as much political unanimity as the need to care for America’s veterans. Consensus, however, can have its drawbacks. When everyone in Washington agrees on a specific goal, the lack of...

Hats off to local candidates

May 18, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

As the editor of the Roswell Daily Record I personally want to thank the four candidates running for county sheriff and the two running for magistrate judge for responding to the newspaper’s Q&A that was published in Thursday’s newspaper. It is clear...

At HHS, Sebelius wasn’t the problem

April 23, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

  Recently, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced she is leaving the Obama administration, to be replaced by Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Though we’ve consistently opposed HHS policy...

Law Forces Photographers to Work Same-Sex Weddings

April 21, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Thank goodness our semi-free market provides so much choice. A decision by the Supreme Court on April 7 forcing photographers to work at same-sex weddings, reminds us why freedom requires virtuous behavior.   Though preacher Fred Phelps died, his...

Veterans Cemetery moves forward

April 19, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

It was disappointing news when Gov. Susana Martinez announced on Tuesday that Roswell was not chosen to be the location for one of four new proposed veterans cemeteries. Instead of Roswell, the governor chose Fort Stanton in Lincoln County and Carlsbad in...