World Opinion

July 7, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Afghan detainees The Military Police Complaints Commission’s report made public last week — the latest chapter in the Afghan detainees controversy — makes an important point, one that ought to have been obvious: Canadian military police officers on foreign missions should be enabled by their superior officers to understand what is going on around...

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July 6, 2012 • CartoonsComments (0)


National Opinion

July 6, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Chaotic Pakistan For years, Pakistan has ignored the Obama administration’s pleas to crack down on militants who cross from Pakistan to attack American forces in Afghanistan. Recent cross-border raids by Taliban militants who kill Pakistani soldiers should...

Not special

July 5, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Word has reached us that someone said the unthinkable: “You are not special.” Those are the words made famous last month by a straight-talking English teacher during a commencement speech for graduates of Wellesley High School in Massachusetts. We believe...

Pearce wrong about fire efforts

July 4, 2012 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Dear Editor: There’s a lot of misinformation being spread about the initial efforts to contain the Little Bear fire. I have pieced this account together mostly from the online log available on the USFS website (

Fourth of July

July 4, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

This Fourth of July we pay tribute to the achievements of our nation’s founding fathers and the steadfast stewardship of the generations who built upon a foundation of freedom established 236 years ago. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was...

Cemetery concerns

July 3, 2012 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Dear Editor: I read, with interest and astonishment, the article in the June 24 edition of the Roswell Daily Record about the city of Roswell’s approval for a veterans cemetery. I agree that all veterans deserve a free and peaceful looking place for their...

‘Obamatax’ disappointing

July 3, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

The Supreme Court on Thursday effectively changed the nickname for the Affordable Care Act from “Obamacare” to “Obamatax.” The court’s 5-4 ruling to uphold the ACA’s individual mandate was disappointing, in that it let stand a monstrously unwieldy...


July 1, 2012 • CartoonsComments (0)


Revue support appreciated

July 1, 2012 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Dear Editor: On behalf of the cast and crew, I offer our heartfelt gratitude to the community for its extraordinary support of our recent Broadway revue, “On with the Show!”, to benefit The Assurance Home and the music ministry of First United Methodist...