Valley Morning Star Editorials

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EDITORIAL: Going green: Local officials should start seeking energy alternatives

President Jimmy Carter famously installed solar panels at the White House in 1979. Just as famously, Ronald Reagan had them removed shortly after he...

EDITORIAL: Vote: Opportunities to cast ballots lower with each passing day

Early voting ends Friday for the March 3 Democratic and Republican primaries. Registered voters who can’t, or prefer not to, vote next Tuesday, are...

EDITORIAL: Off target: Trump proposed budget cuts hurt many needy Americans

Donald Trump won favor during his 2016 presidential campaign for his promise to reduce federal spending and completely eliminate our national debt within eight...

EDITORIAL: Doors open: Public now allowed access to immigration ‘tent courts’

America’s courts were intended to be public forums through which people who are accused, either by other individuals in civil trials or by the...

EDITORIAL: 2019 RGV Citizens of the Year: Valley MPO officials

Many cities and towns comprise the Rio Grande Valley, yet it generally is regarded as a single entity, with common characteristics, goals and problems....

EDITORIAL: Big boost: Donation to medical school a step toward prominence

America’s most prominent medical schools — the Mayo Clinic, Harvard and Johns Hopkins, for example — are known for more than producing some of...

COMMENTARY: No time for a victory lap: Implementation of USMCA must start now

By DENNIS E. NIXON, Special to the Star In 1993, when NAFTA was adopted, unemployment rates along the Texas-Mexico border were in double digits. The...

COMMENTARY: What you owe your heart

By Eduardo Salinas, Special to the Star February is here and that means Valentine’s Day is near. It is the time that couples are in...

EDITORIAL: Down the slope: Foes of migrant DNA collection don’t realize extent of database

Many people are up in arms about government plans to collect DNA samples from immigrants. President Trump has long promoted the idea, and in...

COMMENTARY: Cultural degeneration backlash

By JIM N. TAYLOR, Special to the Star It is called progressivism, but it is the reverse of progress. It is called liberalism, but it is...