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EDITORIAL: Top option: Despite public pessimism, democracy proven the best

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A recent poll indicates that most Americans don't believe democracy works. And it's a large majority. The survey, conducted by The Associated Press and...

EDITORIAL: Opening doors: Immigration reform begins with improved procedures

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President Biden deserves praise for taking steps to process migrants stranded in Mexico. The migrants want to be here, not in Mexico, and we never...

EDITORIAL: Grid loss: Make power loss focus on solutions, not blame

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Texas’ energy system, and the policy that drives it, failed spectacularly last week. Millions of people endured power outages in sub-freezing weather, some of...

EDITORIAL: Hiding places: Many officials keep working to avoid public accountability

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We are constantly reminded that our country is built around a “government of the people.” From City Hall all the way up to the...

EDITORIAL: Get the lead out: Much-needed water testing ordered for nation’s schools

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The Rio Grande Valley is rich in history. Its residents and officials know this, and the many historic buildings that continue to stand proudly...

EDITORIAL: Seek civility: Public harassment wrong; in many cases, also illegal

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It’s never been easier to speak freely. Internet platforms and free long-distance calling enable people to contact others half a world away with little...

EDITORIAL: Valley legend: Kristofferson has retired, tribute can be considered

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The Rio Grande Valley has produced many people who have achieved widespread influence and fame. Military commanders, Olympic champions, astronauts, business and political leaders...

EDITORIAL: House calls: Homebound residents need COVID-19 vaccine like others

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led many people to spend more time at home, some out of concern for their safety and some because business closures have...
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EDITORIAL: Healthy option Legislators should consider need for Medicaid expansion

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Texas officials have consistently opposed all aspects of the Affordable Care Act, including agreeing to offer Medicaid to more state residents. In fact, this state...

EDITORIAL: Leadership: As Vela climbs party ranks roots remain in his district

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We congratulate U.S. Rep. Filemon B. Vela, D-Brownsville, who has been named a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee. President Joe Biden made...