COMMENTARY: The throes of a dying nation

I hear the throes of a dying nation, and I feel the pain of a fractured union as I go through the motions and...

EDITORIAL: Do it right

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to convene today to begin the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. We hope all those involved recognize the...

COMMENTARY: Leadership affects our future

Someone recently asked me, “(W)hy so gloomy? The US has survived civil wars, Great Depression, assassinations and wars up the wahzoo, this too shall...

EDITORIAL: Stop calling

After the United States and Iran sent missiles at each other’s installations in Iraq, cybervandals, as they do, seized the opportunity to terrorize the...

LETTERS: Migrants face deceit, abuse; ICE bus crash draws comment; Confederacy’s last general

Migrants face deceit, abuse I am deeply saddened to read that Mexican immigration officials destroyed migrant camps in the Dec. 4 news article, “Witness: Mexican...

EDITORIAL: Closed door

Recent swarms of Central American migrants seeking asylum arguably have affected no place more than the Rio Grande Valley. More of them have arrived at...

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez: USMCA is an incomplete deal

As we begin a new decade, I was struck by the recent news of an American family that was returning to the United States...

LETTERS: Poverty in RGV

Poverty in RGV The Rio Grande Valley is a relatively small region where many people call home. Our tiny region is filled with rich culture,...

LETTERS: Cut drug costs for Medicare; Trump is strong; No religious parade theme

Cut drug costs for Medicare The Monitor’s coverage Dec. 13 about the House’s vote on a bill to mandate Medicare’s ability to negotiate drug prices...

EDITORIAL: Keeping tabs

After years of delays and court challenges, the city of McAllen on Tuesday finally released information on how much of taxpayers’ money it paid...