The Monitor Editorial Board


EDITORIAL: Legislators should reinstate oversight of day care centers

Most parents probably feel some trepidation when they first decide to place their children in day care centers. Some have their own experience or...

EDITORIAL: Christmas season celebrates birth of redemption and joy

Editorial: In this time of uncertainty and difficulty, it is good to reflect on Jesus’ birth and his message.

EDITORIAL: Tracking of migrants needed before tent city closed down

Editorial: Facility staff reportedly don’t have enough mental health clinicians; federal policy calls for one clinician for every 12 children, while Tornillo might have one for every 100 residents. And more permanent facilities don’t have room for 2,700 new residents. At least at their present location the children are accounted for and interested parties can continue to monitor their well-being.

EDITORIAL: Drivers, families should ensure no one is impaired behind wheel

The officials’ recommendations seem so simple that they might be easy to overlook. Ignoring them, however, carries the risk of turning what should be one of the year’s most festive seasons into a time of tragedy — or a lifetime of regret.

EDITORIAL: Much discussion, little action over Valley MPO merger idea

As the Rio Grande Valley grows, many people are calling for local officials to think regionally and combine their efforts for the greater good....

EDITORIAL: Officials should ask military to remove hazardous barrier

Editorial: We trust that officials will raise the pressure on our military to completely remove the barriers, as they are doing more harm than good.

EDITORIAL: Viral costs: Congress could help Trump address high prices of drugs

The new year will give Trump a Democratic House and Republican Senate. If the three parties are willing to work together to seriously address it, perhaps they can make progress toward reducing one of the largest factors in the high cost of medical care in the United States.

EDITORIAL: We hope next Legislature avoids old divisive issues

Editorial: We hope the majority of our lawmakers agree with our governor that such discriminatory and divisive matters should be left to lie where they fell two years ago.

EDITORIAL: Suicides, overdoses reflect need for more mental health resources

Editorial: We should encourage a growth in careers in mental health research, treatment and counseling. Universities would do well to expand and promote their courses and degree plans in such careers, so that high school students and young adults recognize such offerings as valid career options.

EDITORIAL: Purges of voter rolls require improved registration methods

Editorial: The loss of voting privileges seems an extreme penalty for non-participation. Our legislature can address the issue in the upcoming session. One pre-filed bill would enable qualified residents to register online, which would facilitate another step that has proven successful in several states: same-day registration.