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Good leadership needed to survive

January 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Recently I received some statistics from a good friend who is a city employee and I’d like to share them with you. When former Mayor Del Jurney left office, Roswell had a bank account of approximately $2 million, the police department was filled to capacity, the crime rate was low and Jurney wasn’t a politician. [&hellip...

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On the negatives, and a Trump-Paul ticket

January 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

As a previous Ron Paul supporter, I am now a Rand Paul supporter because my two most important concerns are foreign policy and the national debt. As a Vietnam veteran who toured between ‘68 and ‘70, I experienced and subsequently learned that war was...

Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for all’

January 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Jacksonville Daily News For decades, many liberals have dreamed of a universal health insurance system in which the federal government provides coverage to everyone and pays the cost. Known as “single-payer,” it’s modeled on programs in Canada and...

Teen court will be good for Roswell

January 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

From our days as school kids, most of us can remember the “goody two-shoes girl” or the “brown-noser” boy, always seeking the favor of a teacher or other adults even if that meant being subjected to rejection by his or her peers. For most of us during...

Cap on ‘payday’ loans only fair

January 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Taos News TAOS — Desperate people will do desperate things for money. And there are businesses in our state ready to take advantage of that situation. So, in New Mexico, we have a plethora of businesses lending relatively small sums of money, typically...

Being politically correct is not so easy

January 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It may not be wise, but let’s talk about political correctness. Actually, it’s politically smart to bring up PC these days. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and others have been openly critical of language that seeks to sanitize modern America, and a...

Texas Constitution stands well as-is

January 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Abilene Reporter-News Contrary to what Gov. Greg Abbott would have us believe, We the People of Corpus Christi, and therefore also of Texas — and therefore, like it or not, also of the United States of America — are not oppressed. The rights we possess...

Budgeting state government

January 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Hold on to your wallet, it’s the first day of New Mexico’s legislative session. Of course we’re being flippant with the “wallet” comment but it still alludes to a larger truth that, as a 30-day session, lawmakers are obliged to pass a state budget,...

King gave nation a better future

January 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In New Mexico, Martin Luther King Jr. Day isn’t that big of a deal to a lot of people. Businesses choose to remain open for the federal holiday, essentially ignoring the federal holiday. We’ve got enough paid days off, they seem to be saying, so why...

Dear Editor: BPA chapter wins big

January 16, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am the current Chapter President of BPA (Business Professionals of America) at Goddard High School. This past weekend (Jan. 9) our chapter went to attend our regional competition. I am proud to say that a total of nine chapter members have placed in our...