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Time running out for ‘Obama agenda’

January 9, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

President Obama has only a short time to complete the agenda the right-wing nuts say he has planned. They say he wants to: 1. Set up death panels for us takers on Social Security. 3. Confiscate all our guns. 3. Declare himself President for Life. He better hurry to get it all done. John Ford [&hellip...

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Editor’s column misses the point

January 9, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

“What’s up with that?” you asked regarding the drop in “Letters to the Editor.” I think it is far too easy to blame it on the holidays. But honestly, how long does it take to write a letter if one is inspired, angered, frustrated, passionate,...

Seeking stability to conquer a world of storms

January 7, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I don’t know much about cows, but I’ve been told that to get maximum production from a cow, she needs to have a regular routine. The more disruptions in a cow’s routine, the less milk she produces. This concept applies to humans also. Life needs to have...

See the candidates and know the issues

January 7, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Just when you thought the elections were done, here comes another one, and it’s arguably the most important one for the city of Roswell and other communities around the state. We hope you pay attention to it between now and the election, and cast a smart...

Forums, coffee and letters keeping us busy

January 7, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

This week will be a particularly busy one for Roswell and the Daily Record. At 6 p.m. Monday, we’re co-hosting with the Roswell Education Association a candidates forum at the Elks Lodge. All nine candidates for four open positions have been invited to...

A closer look at events surrounding Jesus’ birth

January 6, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

A few weeks ago, we passed the anniversary of a special moment in history. No, not the birth of Jesus, which occurred about the beginning of October. I’m talking about the visit by the angel Gabriel to the Jewish girl Mary telling her she would soon become...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

January 6, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Wintertime says hello Friday was a cold but beautiful reminder that winter cannot be ignored, as a few inches of snow blanketed the Roswell area (and most of the state and much of the nation, for that matter), leaving us with slippery roads and bridges. The...

Reconsider and embrace the idea of sanctuary

January 6, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I read in the paper where St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is offering sanctuary by posting a banner that reads, Room Available Immigrants and Aliens Welcome,” and it made me wonder what the true meaning of “sanctuary” really is. My first look was at the...

4’33” and Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

January 5, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Whether one has heard of the composer John Cage, his piece 4’33” (4 minutes and 33 seconds) has continued to polarize audiences ever since its first performance by David Tudor in 1952. While the initial performance featured only the piano, any musician...

Government stand on fake news a terrifying prospect

January 5, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Recently, there has been massive buzz about “fake news.” After the defeat of Hillary Clinton, it seems that the more mainstream media sources such as the Washington Post and CNN have been quick to attempt to find something or someone to blame for the...