In a strange way, the annual commemoration of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. stirs up unease in me. I fear it is steadily enfeebling the power of the contradictions in our society that he forced us to...
1929: The “Crash” (of banks, of the economy, of confidence in government). Then, old deals. More laissez-faire, do-nothing reaction from government, as per the dominant political theology of the times (and still, of our times?).
Guillermo Del Toro, the Mexican filmmaker, considered by today’s standards the best monster maker, says a monster is “the idea of otherness being seen as the enemy.” This concept applies perfectly to U.S. foreign...
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women. An estimated 99.7 percent of cervical cancer cases are caused by the group of viruses known as HPV. In 2007, two governments initiated a massive public health...
Sheisse! I don’t know why I’m cursing in German. Probably because my editor wouldn’t like me to do it in English. (Nor does my wife like it, at home, especially in Spanish.) So, just...
WESLACO, RGV - Rio Grande Guardian reporters have picked their Top Ten news stories of 2019. The parameters were that the subjects covered had to be about or have a direct impact on the...
Last week I believe I got a glimpse of God. This happened while with some people who were visiting the Rio Grande Valley. The visitors had wanted to go across the bridge into Matamoros,...
On behalf of the directors and staff of the Rio Grande Guardian, I would like to wish a happy holiday season to our readers, listeners, viewers, subscribers and advertisers. As we get set to...
“I am not a member of any organized political party – I’m a Democrat!” So lamented (bragged?) Will Rogers. The beloved cowboy humorist of my home state of Oklahoma found the right touch to...
Paul A. Volcker, who recently passed away, was a giant figure in modern economics. As head of the Federal Reserve, he took bold and unpopular steps to solve major economic problems, setting the stage...

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