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Risky loose home lending

June 5, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

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 we’re all co-signing on our fellow citizens’ loans. And if the new head of [&hellip...

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Apologies are owed to candidate Arnett

June 1, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

  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 (0)

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 (0)

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...

Editorial – 03-21-14

March 20, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

Every time Kathleen Sebelius testifies before Congress, President Obama’s secretary of health and human services reminds us why she is unfit for her Cabinet post: She is a serial dissembler. The latest example is her appearance this week before the House...

In the battle of good and evil, a lotof people choose good

February 18, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

In a world of good and evil, humans are charitable and selfish. Common decency competes with self-interest and process. Courage contrasts with cowardice. Consider two stories in the news. A man collapsed in cardiac arrest Jan. 25 in Washington. To his...