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LETTERS: On National Guard troops, abortion and gun rights

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National Guard troopsThe National Guard being sent to the Mexico border by Donald Trump to enforce drug trafficking prevention is an insult to our...

LETTERS: On the day after Memorial Day

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Reader talks about the day after Memorial DayYesterday was Memorial Day. I put out my American Flag in front of the house then retreated...

LETTERS: On abortion, immigration and Larry Nassar’s victims

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Abortion reportingRegarding the March 17 Associated Press article “Report: Abortion is safe but barriers reduce quality of care.” Abortion is safe but not for...

LETTERS: Fourth of July edition

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Editor’s note: In the spirit of democracy, The Monitor is publishing the following letters to the editor to make up the entirety of the...

LETTERS: On drug addictions and myths and a dangerous road in Palmview

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Drug addictions, mythsJan. 22-28 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week; a national health observance week sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse...

COMMENTARY: Democrats are entirely too focused on abortion

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BY MICHAEL WEARJustice Anthony M. Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court offers President Donald Trump and the conservative legal movement an opportunity to shift...

LETTERS: On ‘fake news,’ a ‘meat tax,’ new corporate taxes, net neutrality and more

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Media biasWhile the term “fake news” has only recently become a meme, media bias has plagued Republicans and conservative organizations for decades. Media bias...

EDITORIAL: Vulnerable: Nursing home outbreaks show safety measures need review

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As in many other parts of the country, Rio Grande Valley nursing homes have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The prevalence of...

COMMENTARY: There is no Democratic civil war

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BY DOYLE MCMANUSAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the new heroine of the Democratic Party left, is a virtual cinch to win her election to the House from...

EDITORIAL: Appalling low voter turnout for McAllen bond election

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If you were among the 1,728 voters who cast a ballot for the city of McAllen’s two bond elections last weekend totaling $25 million,...