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Grad speeches should offer practical advice

May 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Articles with tips to new high school graduates appear this time of year in the RDR and many other papers around the country and I’ve always hoped that some story would center on visible tattoos and piercings as an immediate job killer. The tattooed thug on the front page of the May 19 issue clearly [&hellip...

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RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

May 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Just don’t lecture We’re glad to see the city rethinking its conclusions about Cahoon Park Pool, even if Mayor Dennis Kintigh was bound and determined to bulldoze it through. The mayor is not a man to drag his feet on issues, so when the City Council said...

A call to recover our lesser prairie-chicken

May 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

“We may yet hear the booming of lesser prairiechickens across the shinnery oak-covered sand hills of southeastern New Mexico.” By Charles Cummings Spring in New Mexico can truly be enchanting. The cottonwoods in the Bosque begin to leaf out, our...

Heroes exist in reality as well as fantasy

May 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

On certain occasions, I have overheard the melodramatic, romantic bemoaning of how life isn’t like a certain galaxy far, far away or a certain land full of hobbits, elves and other mythical creatures. “There has never been a warrior as skilled and...

Public has right to Trump’s returns

May 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch The longer Donald J. Trump goes without releasing his income tax returns, the more suspicious voters will be that he’s trying to hide something. It’s entirely possible that everything on the presumptive Republican presidential...

Socialism a path to totalitarianism

May 19, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I read with much interest Ms. Ginger Bowman’s letter on May 17. I applaud her values of hard worth, self-reliance and hard work; many of us have grown up with the same values. What is difficult to understand is how someone with these Judeo-Christian values...

No need to kill the messenger

May 19, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Mr. Kent Smith’s letter of May 14 concerning Roswell Daily Record reporter Jeff Tucker’s article that four EMS instructors at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (ENMU-R) overbilled for hours worked applies the opposite of an age-old adage used by...

What’s real newsand what’s not

May 19, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

(Regarding the transgender story on May 17 by Lisa Dunlap) I am closer and closer to canceling my subscription! Stupid stories. A transgender makes front-page news (while) Planned Parenthood scandal (is) selling torn-up baby body parts. Real news doesn’t?...

Two authors, one speech and a date of death

May 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Thanks, Obama. Though for the most part used sarcastically to denote something that one feels has changed, presumably for the worse, since the Obama presidency began, I am actually expressing gratitude. During a commencement speech at Rutgers University this...

No more federal medical pot prosecutions

May 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Orange County Register Although marijuana legalization remains a contentious issue, some consensus has emerged across the country to allow medical marijuana regulation among the 50 states. Yet the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals soon will decide three...