The Monitor Editorial Board
Editorial: As we put a year filled with rage and angst behind us, let us all resolve to be more tolerant of each other’s shortcomings, more accepting of our differences, and appreciative of others’ points of view.
We’re in the midst of another federal government shutdown, initiated after Congress sent President Trump a bill to fund government operations that didn’t include...
Most parents probably feel some trepidation when they first decide to place their children in day care centers. Some have their own experience or...
Editorial: In this time of uncertainty and difficulty, it is good to reflect on Jesus’ birth and his message.
Editorial: Facility staff reportedly don’t have enough mental health clinicians; federal policy calls for one clinician for every 12 children, while Tornillo might have one for every 100 residents. And more permanent facilities don’t have room for 2,700 new residents. At least at their present location the children are accounted for and interested parties can continue to monitor their well-being.
The officials’ recommendations seem so simple that they might be easy to overlook. Ignoring them, however, carries the risk of turning what should be one of the year’s most festive seasons into a time of tragedy — or a lifetime of regret.
As the Rio Grande Valley grows, many people are calling for local officials to think regionally and combine their efforts for the greater good....
Editorial: We trust that officials will raise the pressure on our military to completely remove the barriers, as they are doing more harm than good.
The new year will give Trump a Democratic House and Republican Senate. If the three parties are willing to work together to seriously address it, perhaps they can make progress toward reducing one of the largest factors in the high cost of medical care in the United States.
Editorial: We hope the majority of our lawmakers agree with our governor that such discriminatory and divisive matters should be left to lie where they fell two years ago.