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Keep violence out of campaign

May 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Detroit News The violence that greeted Donald Trump rallies in California over the past week is not cool, nor is it acceptable. Americans have managed for the most part to conduct their elections civilly and safely, and nothing about this election cycle excuses changing that. Opponents of the Republican front-runner blocked traffic in Costa [&hellip...

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An unexpected hero steps up to halt

May 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The St. Louis Post Dispatch When Senate Joint Resolution 39, the so-called “religious freedom” proposal, died in a Missouri House committee on Wednesday, the key vote came from an unexpected source, Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Frankford. He is a retired insurance...

Bring the Hope Amphitheater back to Roswell

May 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The fine arts seem mostly out of the ordinary to be in such a place as Roswell according to many tourists and residents. However, there is more meaning behind this place than just UFOs, aliens and anything else along those lines. Opportunities to view and...

Life, loss and gaining new perspectives

May 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Life is short, precious and we should all live it to the absolute fullest. Two weeks ago, I honestly considered that idea to be a relatively hackneyed notion – it felt like just another thing people say to try to give our relatively humble existence...

New overtime rule will kill jobs

May 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Detroit News The Obama administration in its last few months is trying to push through some significant changes to eligibility for overtime pay. It has been touted as a plan to boost wages, but in reality will kill jobs and derail career ambitions for...

Study: World Press Freedom in decline

May 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Orange County Register The United States made a slight improvement on Reporters Without Borders’ annual World Press Freedom Index, but the outlook for press freedom is rather bleak for much of the world. The results are “indicative of a climate of...

Police work is tough, but it has to be scrutinized

May 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s tough to be a cop these days. It always has been, but in today’s climate it’s particularly difficult. And it’s not just nationally, it’s local too, right here in cities and towns across New Mexico. Nationally, a new era of aggressive scrutiny...

West of the Pecos: Roswell’s Solar Farm

May 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

My wife and I had some guests from Wisconsin, the other cheesy state, recently for a few days. They were not interested in touring dairy farms or cheese factories, so I decided to show them Roswell’s latest and greatest new development. No, I am not talking...

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Identity theft seems to be an endless topic nowadays

April 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Identity theft, as we think of it, is a relatively new scourge on society that occurs when a criminal illegally uses someone else’s personal information to get access to money or credit. It could probably be a weekly topic for my column. The continual...

2005 police shooting produced few heroes

April 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Nearly 4,000 days have come and gone since Sept. 4, 2005, when a group of New Orleans police pulled onto the Danziger Bridge in a commandeered rental truck to investigate reports that an officer was under fire in the...