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Dear Editor: American ideals and discrimination

February 1, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I have read your editorial from (the Jan. 24 edition) about the recent bill that would allow someone to refuse service to any gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender person. We have discussed this topic in class and I believe that what you expressed in your editorial is completely correct. I believe that America was built [&hellip...

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I may be new to town, but the RDR sure isn’t

January 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s an exciting new chapter in my life, to return here to the Roswell Daily Record. I’m honored to be following my father, Robert Beck, and brother Cory, as publisher. They loved this newspaper and I do too. Since my father (who now resides in the San...

Legalization hits critical majority

January 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

New Mexico’s citizenry is ready to legalize marijuana, according to a recent poll, but it probably won’t make any difference in this current legislative session. But it’s getting closer — whether Gov. Susana Martinez likes it or not. Last week,...

Overwhelmingly, Muslims not terrorists

January 30, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Fear has become the order of the day. Horror stories of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Horam, and the Taliban show us that people far away hate us and wish us harm. We want to be safe and secure, to know whom our neighbor is; we wonder if we just can’t take risks...

Time for NMMI battle to stop

January 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Who was right and who was wrong barely matters anymore. What matters now is that the New Mexico Military Institute is being hurt by the years-long struggle between NMMI and its alumni association, and it needs to end here. Nearly three years ago, NMMI...

State rep allows division of people

January 30, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

It was depressing to read in the lead article of your Jan. 19 issue that state Rep. Espinoza is a co-sponsor of a bill that would make discrimination against gay and lesbian residents of our state legal. The effort to allow Christians to use the First...

‘Land of the fee, home of behave’

January 30, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In a letter (published Jan. 27) by Charles A. Berry, he writes, “This letter is to ask whether or not I have a misconception regarding driver’s licenses. My understanding has been that driver’s licenses were to ensure that drivers met the basic...

Standardized tests not a good gauge of knowledge

January 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Time Magazine tracks the earliest use of standardized testing to China in the 1700s, when candidates for government jobs were tested on their knowledge of poetry and philosophy. Since then, many countries have tried the method of standardized testing to track...

Editorial Samplings

January 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Miami Herald, on immigration and the president: MIAMI, Fla. — It’s no secret that America’s immigration system is a confused and disorderly mess. Now the U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to inject a needed dose of clarity into the picture by...

Religious freedom being redefined

January 29, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Jan. 16 was Religious Freedom Day. There is barely any mention of, let alone observance of the special day. It was enacted by Congress in 1992 and is recognized every Jan. 16 by an annual presidential proclamation. It is important to be informed about the...

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