The Monitor Editorial Board

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EDITORIAL: Americans should get access to valid foreign drug markets

One of the few issues that cross party lines is the concern over U.S. health care costs, including the high price of prescription medication....

EDITORIAL: Holy days a reminder that something better awaits

For most of the Western world, these are among the holiest of days. The Jewish feast of Passover began Friday and runs through Saturday;...

EDITORIAL: Officials visiting border area should pursue all information

At this point it’s unknown if Kevin McAleenan’s position as acting homeland security secretary will become a permanent appointment. Like about half of all...

EDITORIAL: Article’s poor perceptions about McAllen seem based on stereotype

A nagging challenge Rio Grande Valley officials face is a misperception of the area among people who have never been here. Wrong ideas of...

EDITORIAL: We need consistency over age of maturity

Color us jaded, but we’re under no illusions that many Democrats want to do America’s young people any favors by lowering the voting age...

EDITORIAL: UTRGV wins President’s Cup as top college chess program

We join residents across South Texas and beyond in congratulating UTRGV for once again capturing the nation’s collegiate chess championship. The 2019 President’s Cup is...

EDITORIAL: Just fix it: ACA can be improved, but repeal isn’t needed

Apparently emboldened by Attorney General William Barr’s summary report of Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion investigation that declined to seek new indictments, President Trump and...

EDITORIAL: Officials are right to build economic ties, not barriers

Officials from South Texas, including the Rio Grande Valley, recently met with their counterparts from northern Mexico to pledge mutual cooperation in improving the...

Monitor Editorial: Closing U.S.-Mexico border would be devastating for all

President Donald Trump once again has threatened to completely close down our southern border if Mexico doesn’t stop people from arriving there. He issued...

EDITORIAL: Rio Grande Valley cities right in helping meet migrants’ needs

The Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to release possibly 5,600 immigrants, many of them complete families, across the Rio Grande Valley. The...