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Don’t blame ‘extremists’ for nuclear’s infeasibility

July 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (1)

Nuclear energy is the Acme of Rube Goldberg devices. Some readers will remember those old Goldberg cartoons, where a simple task — like turning on the light, or opening the door — is completed after an intricate chain reaction. The mousetrap strikes a match, which lights a candle, which burns a string, which drops a [&hellip...

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Cop killers on the rise; we need to support our officers

July 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Next to baby killers and children rapers, cop killers have to be the lowest form of life on the earth. I’m sure there will be people who take offense at that statement, but I’m equally as sure there will be many, many more who agree with it. We veterans...

‘Watered down’ interpretations

July 19, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The “Pastor Musings” articles are interesting because they show what religious ideas have become. One article talked about recognizing the voice of the shepherd. The scripture says that the false shepherd abandons the sheep because he is a “hired...

Kate’s law defeated by partisan politics

July 19, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old woman, was shot in the back while walking with her father in San Francisco last year. She tragically died in his arms. Her killer, an undocumented immigrant, had seven prior convictions and had been deported five times before that...

Inconvenient as it is, the earth is heating up

July 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s hot. Record-breaking hot, for the umpteenth year in a row. Which brings us to an inconvenient truth. And with that lead, I probably lost half of this column’s readership. The truth is not only inconvenient, it angers a lot of people. There’s just...

Columnist spins facts into blatant untruths

July 18, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am aware that an aim of the new management of the RDR is to present a balanced approach to political issues. That’s fine, but it really distresses me to have op-ed pieces like the recent one from Joe Conason (July 15) which promote or promulgate blatant...

Some random thoughts on life in difficult times

July 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Those who protect us should not have to be protected. When law enforcement is protecting the rights of others to assemble, they should not become targets. The issue isn’t whether law enforcement agrees or not with the views of those they are protecting. The...

We’re Roswellites and that’s that

July 16, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I wholeheartedly agree with the letter from Michael Montgomery, published in the July 9 newspaper (letters to the editor). I was not born in Roswell but have lived here over 35 years, and have always considered myself a Roswellite. Every time I read that...

Use the Bible with accurate authority

July 16, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

A letter to the editor on July 3 made some questionable statements about the Bible. The writer did not name his source for a statement that, until 151 A.D. Christians were not in the military. Can we believe that anyone could say with certainty that no...

Camp Invention a big success

July 16, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

As director for Camp Invention at St. Andrew’s education building, I want to thank everyone who was involved in making this year’s camp a huge success. Sixty-four children attended, many of whom would not have been able to attend without the generous...