Editorial

Small business suffers under Obamacare

July 18, 2017 at 3:00 am

Leading up to the passage of Obamacare, President Obama said, “If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only changes you’ll see are falling costs as our reforms take...

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Senate GOP health care plan ‘reprehensible,’ say trio of Montana faith leaders

July 18, 2017 at 3:00 am

As leaders within our faith communities, we hold a deep respect for human life and recognize the inherent dignity of each person, regardless of his or her economic status. At our churches, we especially preach about upholding the dignity of...

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Did you know U.S. has long history of election tampering?

July 11, 2017 at 3:00 am

All the Democrats including Hillary and Obama, are outraged that Trump won the election and blame it all on the Russians for interfering. But did you know that Dov Levin, of Carnegie Mellon University, has recorded 81 times that the U.S. ha...

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Time for Daines, Tester to help small business

July 07, 2017 at 3:00 am

Obamacare has been burdensome for small business. This week, the Senate has a chance to do something about it.Year after year, when the National Federation of Independent Business surveys its members, they say their No. 1 priority is health...

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Celebrating Independence Day

July 04, 2017 at 3:00 am

Rodeos, barbeques, fireworks, parades — these are what often come to mind when we celebrate the Fourth of July in Montana. In fact, these activities have always come to mind when we think about Independence Day.On July 4, 1776, the Contine...

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Trump, Gianforte lowered the bar, but we don’t have to follow them

July 04, 2017 at 3:00 am

To borrow the words of Maya Angelou: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”For two years, Donald Trump did, indeed, show us who he was, who he is, and who he forever will be. Through his words and his behavior, ...

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Tester’s hypocrisy on ‘dark money’

June 27, 2017 at 3:00 am

In April Senator Jon Tester joined an unsuccessful partisan effort to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. To justify his actions, Tester said at the time, “With Judge Gorsuch on the bench, I am deeply concerned ...

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The portends of political meddling against the public interest

June 27, 2017 at 7:42 am

The Public Land/Water Access Association is very concerned by the recent removal of Yellowstone District Ranger, Alex Sankiewicz, from his position and more importantly the implications of how it was handled and what the action portends. Ba...

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As I travel across Montana I listen

June 20, 2017 at 3:00 am

It is critical that Washington listens to Montanans during important debates about heath care, jobs, infrastructure, agriculture and veterans. That is why I have been traveling across the state and holding listening sessions and town hall m...

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Libraries serve vital roles, deserve full funding

June 16, 2017 at 10:03 am

As the Board of the Montana Library Association, it is our responsibility to open a dialogue about the 2017 Executive and Legislative cuts to State Agencies including the Montana State Library. We must also speak out about HB 261 reductions...

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