Today's Opinions

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Roswell and its crime wave

    ROSWELL — There’s a big story here, with tragic and unfortunate legs. It’s the rash of high-profile homicides that’s gripping this city of 50,000 people.

    The latest victims, as of this writing, are three people who may have been gunned down while sleeping. Since I came to the Daily Record last May, we’ve had a shootout in a Taco Bell parking lot (which left one man dead and an officer injured), among other shootings. The Wild West is running rampant in Roswell these days.

  • Troubling allegations

    As secretary of state, Dianna Duran is the New Mexico official responsible for ensuring that our elections are fair and conducted with integrity. She is also responsible for making sure that candidates follow our state’s campaign finance laws.

    That’s why the charges Attorney General Hector Balderas filed against Duran last Friday are so troubling.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 2
  • Work of Art: Tío Juan rescued us

    When people my age were in school, the word processor consisted of 1) a pencil and 2) a piece of paper. Just like today’s computers and calculators, our tools of the ‘50s also had an “enter” and a “delete” function. They’re called lead and erasers.

    When my sister, Bingy, and I were at Immaculate Conception School, we often shared a teacher, Sister Mary Matematica Primera, who dreamed nightly about the amount of arithmetic homework she was about to pile on.

  • Social media murder

    Many of us take to Twitter or Facebook to share the joys of life. Our digital connectedness makes it easy to update others on the birth of a grandchild, a big job promotion or the perfect vacation.
    Sadly, it also provides a potentially high-profile channel for those filled with hate and rage, from anonymous online commenters to terrorists in the Middle East and a cold-blooded killer at a shopping mall in Virginia.

  • The demise of human customer service

    Older people, such as myself, like to think we’ve acquired the wisdom of the ages, but when it comes to the modern world, the young’uns have a leg up on us.
    That occurred to me when I had some questions about my cell phone account, and I didn’t want to sit on the phone all day trying to get the answers I was seeking. So I decided to go to the local office and talk, face to face, with a customer service representative.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - August 28, 2015

    Kudos to Wid Slick, Ray Valdez and to everyone else who worked hard to put on this past weekend’s Meadow City Music Festival. The performers selected to be a part of the three-day event drew big crowds to both the Plaza Park area and to the Serf Theatre. Kudos also to all of the performers who showed up and provided their audiences with great shows. Turn to Page B7 for photos from the music festival.


  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 28, 2015