Valley Morning Star Editorials

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EDITORIAL: Bad decision: Trump sets poor example with misuse of medication

“I asked him, ‘What do you think?’ He said, ‘Well, if you’d like it.” With that short sentence, President Trump might have destroyed one of...

COMMENTARY: The cure is worse than the disease

By Alex Hinojosa Jr., Special to the Star There is no cure for the flu. Federal, state and local governments have never shut down the country and...

EDITORIAL: Here to help: Ending DACA would remove thousands of health workers

The ongoing coronavirus crisis has drawn the attention of many Americans, including government officials, away from many issues. One topic that might have taken...

EDITORIAL: Log in: Time spent self-sheltering useful for filling out census

Most people are spending more time at home than they ordinarily do. Surely many people welcome the additional homebound hours, as they offer a...

EDITORIAL: Vote: Tuesday’s primary results could change early trends

Local elections might be the most important in our system of government. City, county and state officials enact the majority of laws that regulate...

EDITORIAL: Airport activity increase reflects growth in Valley

Rio Grande Valley airports have been investing heavily lately in improvements, new terminals and runway expansion, and with good reason: they’re getting busier. In...

COMMENTARY: The Deep State (USDS)

By JIM N. TAYLOR, Special to the Star This expression “Deep State” comes more from foreign than from America’s experience (we are a relatively young...

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...