Don’t take religious freedom for granted

October 4, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

I am a staunch supporter of the First Amendment. There is an obvious reason I hold this particular constitutional amendment so close to my heart. I am a journalist and believe in free speech and assembly. The second reason I am a die-hard supporter of the First Amendment is its separation of church and state. [&hellip...

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Newspaper supports these candidates

October 4, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

The editorial staff of the Roswell Daily Record is endorsing the following state and national candidates in the Nov. 4 General Election.   Weh for Senate In the race for U.S. Senate, the Daily Record endorses Republican challenger Allen Weh. Weh is a...

How to become part of the solution

September 21, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

When I lived in South Carolina I heard the expression “Thank God for Mississippi!” so many times that I was starting to believe it was the state’s motto. When ranked with the other 50 states, South Carolina was nearly always second-to-last in everything...

Obama’s new war on terror

September 16, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

Early in his address to the nation about the threat posed by Islamic State terrorists, President Obama spoke an obvious truth: “We can’t erase every trace of evil from the world.” But just a few beats later, he came close to contradicting...

A tribute to Beethoven’s greatest symphony

September 14, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

I love classical music. My favorite classical composer is Ludwig von Beethoven, followed by French composer Claude Debussy for a close second place. The backgrounds of the two composers are worlds apart. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1770, and died...

Do police really need military weapons?

September 12, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

Everyone is making a huge fuss about the police having military weapons. Which to me is something that shouldn’t even be an issue. The police do not need military weapons. The police don’t need such heavy artillery. They are fighting gang bangers who...


Editor confesses sordid tale of driving beater cars

August 30, 2014 • Dear Editor, EditorialComments (0)

Tim Howsare’s 2000 Chevrolet S10 and 2013 Hyundai Accent parked next to each other at the Roswell Daily Record. Howsare recently donated the truck to a church, which will fix it up for a worthy member. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo) Hell finally did freeze...


Grass always greener on the other side

August 17, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

We’ve all heard the expression that the grass is always greener on the other side. As I’ve written in a couple previous columns, I was thrilled when I was offered the editor job in Roswell and could move away from the barrenness of the Texas Panhandle to...

Fear is a greater threat than Ebola

August 10, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

We understand how the news that two Americans with Ebola being transported to Atlanta for treatment can be met with fear, but the only way to overcome a threat like this is with courage and scientific work. Ebola, like AIDS in the 1980s and a variety of other...

The Army’s explosive problem

August 9, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

Here’s the good news, or at least what passes for good news in the wake of the scandal over missing explosives at the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne): The Army has talked about an amnesty program to encourage soldiers to turn in unused munitions, as...