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COMMENTARY: This is not a Valentine’s Day column

BY LOUISE BUTLERLet me establish that I am a romantic. I can recite entire scenes from “Now, Voyager,” the 1942 melodrama romance, which is...

COMMENTARY: Why not build a wall and rid ourselves of Dreamers?

BY EFRÉN OLIVARESThere’s a raging debate across the country about whether a tradeoff between a Dream Act and money to build a border wall...

COMMENTARY: Can 2020 Census be saved?

BY DR. M. RAY PERRYMANThe 2020 U.S. Census is at risk due to inadequate funding, planning and staffing, and the consequences could be quite...

COMMENTARY: The benefits of higher education

BY STATE SEN. JUAN 'CHUY' HINOJOSAInstitutions of higher education, our universities and community colleges, are the foundation of our communities. These institutions not only...

COMMENTARY: Catholics compromised themselves in voting for Trump

BY DAVID JACKSONSWhat united a high percent of white Catholics and Evangelicals to vote for President Donald Trump was basic opposition to abortion. The...

COMMENTARY: 2M jobs at stake with end of DACA

BY DR. M. RAY PERRYMANThe clock is ticking on a two-million-job issue: finding a permanent solution to replace Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)....

COMMENTARY: Why Amazon shouldn’t locate its HQ2 in Texas

BY JAMES C. HARRINGTONDear Amazon:There’s much flurry in the Lone Star State about possibly locating your HQ2 here. Some Texas cities are among the...

COMMENTARY: It’s the 500th anniversary of the Reformation Day

BY LOUISE BUTLERMartin Luther is often depicted as a brooding, personally troubled man. The pictures of him show a square-jawed German with a grim...

COMMENTARY: Hidalgo Co. judge says RGV should merge into 1 MPO

BY RAMON GARCIASThe Rio Grande Valley is on the threshold of joining the top four metropolitan areas in the state to access millions in...

COMMENTARY: NAFTA talks jeopardized by Trump

BY ANTONIO GARZAIt’s been eight long weeks since the NAFTA renegotiations kicked off. It was an ambitious agenda for a short period of time,...