COMMENTARY: Watch what happens when you push away skilled immigrants

BY NOAH SMITHIn a recent Washington Post op-ed, Michael Anton, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, called for an end to birthright citizenship....

COMMENTARY: RGV ‘mega-MPO’ needed

BY STATE SEN. EDDIE LUCIO JR.Residents of Cameron and Hidalgo counties could be beneficiaries of increased road and highway resources to strengthen the transportation...

COMMENTARY: Occupational licensing contributes to Texas’ labor shortages

BY EDWARD TIMMONS AND VANCE GINNSTexas has job openings; Texas has workers willing and eager to fill them. Where’s the disconnect that has resulted...

LETTERS: LNG benefits, NFL kneeling

Community needs Rio Grande LNG’s economic benefitsWe support the proposed Rio Grande LNG project because people in the Rio Grande Valley need the good-paying...

LETTERS: On abortion laws and RGV animal shelter

U.S. abortion court rulingsSince 1973, the abortion issue in the United States has been very controversial. In the 1973 case Roe v. Wade, the...

LETTERS: On McAllen mayoral election

Mayoral election debatedWhat are the most important qualifications to consider when electing a mayor? Voters obviously need to study the candidates’ history of financial...

LETTERS: Impeachment; Bicycle safety

No cause for impeachment The Monitor printed the column, “Five reasons the Democrats might impeach Trump,” on Nov. 12. The author listed several reasons why...

LETTER: New puzzle complicated

Recently you changed the provider of the Sunday Sudoku HighFives. This new puzzle is very complicated. I always looked forward to the Sunday puzzle and...

LETTERS: Giving power to the people; Flawed cyclists

Giving power to the people I have been fighting against skyrocketing property taxes since 2003 — even before I was an elected official, because property...

LETTERS: Migrant workers are mistreated; Iran weak

Migrant workers are mistreated Many citizens are being affected because of the fault of many factories and workplaces. These factories and workplaces just focus on...