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COMMENTARY: Designating reserve parking for jurors necessary during courthouse construction

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BY LAURA HINOJOSAAs the county prepares to begin construction of the new Hidalgo County Courthouse, public officials look for the best and most feasible...

COMMENTARY: Poverty programs worked, so let’s get rid of them?

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BY SASHA ABRAMSKYFor many decades now the GOP has sought to undo the New Deal and the Great Society. But a report released last...

COMMENTARY: When it comes to immigrants, what part of ‘legal’ does Trump not understand?

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BY RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.Never mind the undocumented. Donald Trump has a terribly complicated relationship with legal immigrants.I’m not talking about the fact that he...

COMMENTARY: Stagnating wages don’t tell the whole story

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BY RAMESH PONNURUThe average wage earned in America has been stagnating for four decades, according to the Pew Research Center. It’s a shocking finding....

COMMENTARY: Fox News hosts compete in nativist Olympics

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BY RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.Talk about a race to the bottom. There is a kind of xenophobia Olympics going on at Fox News.Primetime hosts Tucker...

COMMENTARY: Farmers want fair trade, not handouts

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BY ANTHONY PAHNKEMy grandfather, who was a dairy farmer, would often say, “farmers do not need to go into a casino to gamble. They...

COMMENTARY: Alex Jones is a loathsome windbag — let him speak

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BY JOSEPH HOLTIt was widely reported Monday that Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify removed content from right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars...

COMMENTARY: Politics have no place in the judiciary

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BY JAMES M. KRAMONIf the only consequence of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s 293-day delay in scheduling a consent hearing for Judge Merrick Garland’s...

COMMENTARY: Nation in turmoil must choose civility

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BY KAY COLES JAMESIn 1961, I participated in what a Richmond, Va., newspaper called “one of the most ambitious experiments in race-mixing the South...

COMMENTARY: Craziness on the loose in public affairs

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BY JAY AMBROSEDon’t just stand there, do something, the old saying goes, and, in this peculiar, modern age in which we live, that often...
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