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 By Mary Honrud    Opinion    April 27, 2016 

A Rebuttal

I have gone back and retread my last sewing notions column. I fail to see where I was promulgating the “Absolute Relativism” that Mr. DePuydt seems to have read into it. (He also mentions “Natural Law” being thrown out. Apparently I have grea...

 
 By Just a Thought    Opinion    April 27, 2016 

A Little of This and That

I’ve been bitten. Bitten by the spring cleaning, gardening, yard cleaning, flower planting and painting bug. Several weeks ago, I purchased a small picnic table that has three benches. The benches are gray -- but not for long. As soon as I can,...

 
 By Doris Franzen    Opinion    April 27, 2016 

Four Decades at the Pioneer Museum

I must have pulled a Rip Van Winkle! It is hard to realize that it has been almost 40 years since I became involved with the Pioneer Museum. It has been a wonderful experience. About 1977 or so, Irma McInerney and Gladys Silk approached me about...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 27, 2016 

Parking Meters and Police

Do you remember when the “Cops” walked their beat? That is a phrase from the past, as I am not sure just what the word “beat” meant, but I assume it would be a designated area they patrolled each day or night. That was back when the young...

 
 By C.K. Allen    Opinion    April 27, 2016 

Why Trump is Failing

The Republican field with 17 candidates pursuing the GOP nomination was referred to as a great bench. Some we knew, many we did not. I listened to Trump’s announcement of his candidacy and he immediately got my attention after seven plus years in...

 
 By Stone Tihista    Opinion    April 27, 2016 

DPHHS Advice to Prevent Tick Bites

As Montanans look to enjoy the great outdoors this spring and summer, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and local public health officials urge everyone to follow a few simple steps to prevent tick bites and their illnesse...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 20, 2016

The How And The Why: Part II

Imam Said Shakir told the New York Times, under the headline “US Muslim Cleric Seeks Modern Middle Ground.” (A closer look at Said Shakir will show that his birth name was Ricky Mitchell and he was raised in Connecticut and Georgia.) Imam Shakir...

 
 By Becky Erickson    Opinion    April 20, 2016

Letter to the People of Glasgow

Letter to the People of Glasgow The Flint Michigan water crisis sprang from government officials’ decision in April 2014, to switch the city’s water source temporality and use water from the Flint River (once an industrial dump site) as a cost-cu... Full story

 
 By Sage Sukut    Opinion    April 20, 2016

FEMINISM is

Different for Different People: Your feminism may be different from mine, but overall, it is the fight to break down walls of gender stereotypes and to obtain equal opportunities for all. Especially for women, because, you know, oppression. NOT...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Only Today

A long time ago, I saw a greeting card that said, “You only have today. Make the most of it.” That was brought home to me late Friday when I received a call telling me my cousin, Dorothy, had died. She and I were the sisters that neither of us ha... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 13, 2016

A Fraction of What This State Has to Offer

The Nashua Art Club, which has been fundraising all year long, took the long-awaited trip to Missoula this past weekend. We took off from the school Thursday morning toward Helena, for our scheduled tour of the internationally acclaimed Archie Bray...

 
 By Mary Honrud    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Quit Mixing Christianity With Secular Law

In response to a post on social media from my sister (she’s such a catalyst), I’ve just finished posting a photo of myself online. In it, I am holding a small sign saying,” The Bible says: “All are created in the image of God,” and “You...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Remember to Vote

Remember politics from years past? I do try to stay clear of any mention of politics or religion in my articles, but I cannot believe how much I have learned about our election process in just this last year. Do I not remember correctly (that is a...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Muslims: The How And The Why, Part One

I just read a book loaned to me by Howard about how the Islamic people will be in command of the world as we know it by the turn of the next century. Want to hear about it? If not, just turn the channel to another station. But as usual, I digress. I...

 
 By Parker Kulczyk    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Why Young People Shouldn't Be Clamoring For Free Tuition

Let's say Bernie Sanders gets elected. He completes his free college plan. Everyone gets their degrees. What happens next? The same thing that has been happening for years. Young people graduate from college and they don’t find a good job. Or they...

 
 By Sage Sukut    Opinion    April 13, 2016

The 'F' Word

A feminist is: “A person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.” You may have heard this particular phrase in Beyonce’s song “Flawless,” but it was originally spoken by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 6, 2016

More Government Waste

Just when I didn’t think it could get any worse, here comes this story in the Washington Free Beacon about the National Institute of Health spending $400,000 texting Latino men, telling them they’re too fat and that they need to exercise more....

 
 By Ryan Zinke    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Real Tax Relief for all Montanans

You sent me to Washington with a long list of Montana priorities. After about a year in the House, I’m happy to say we’ve accomplished a lot. My bill, the Resilient Federal Forests Act, passed the House with bipartisan support and was the first... Full story

 
 By Steve Daines    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Montana Energy Jobs Under Assault

Made-in-Montana energy means good Montana jobs that on average pay two to three times more than the state average. Montana’s ability to create more good-paying energy jobs is immense – in fact, our state leads the nation in coal deposits. We are... Full story

 
 By Parker Kulczyk    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Why Trump is Successful

Republicans hate Trump. Democrats hate Trump. Social media hates Trump. The media pretends to hate Trump. Everyone hates Trump. Trump Trump Trump. Or do they? In Trump’s case, the phrase “any press is good press” is becoming the most accurate... Full story

 
 By Ginevra Kirkland    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Medicine Crow an Advocate for American Values

As was widely reported, Joseph Medicine Crow, a chief of the Montana Crow Tribe of Montana and a Native American historian, died in a hospice in Billings on April 3 at the age of 102. Medicine Crow was raised on a Crow reservation near Lodge Grass, M...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Trains Gone By

Being retired I decided to take in a 4-H Statewide shooting event. This event covered various classes of air rifles, pistols and archery. As a parent and grandparent, I have taken in my share of 4-H activities, but this was new and interesting to...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Changing The World In The Past 85 Years

I can’t give you the name of my source...yet. It would ruin the surprise, if that’s what we want to call it after the blanket is thrown back and the subject is shown. I will, however tell you it’s a magazine that celebrated its 85th...

 
 By sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Bits and Puzzle Pieces

It’s bits and pieces time again. Yesterday, Easter Sunday, was an absolutely beautiful day. The joy of the day was enhanced many times over through a large family gathering, phone calls to and from relatives, and the making of lots of new memories....

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Good Eggs Gone By

Have you ever wondered why the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs are a part of our Easter observance and tradition? I did take the time to check that out this morning before going on this little trip down memory lane. The wonders of the present day; I can...

 

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