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A Win For Civil Liberties

The Jan. 13 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to block the Biden Administration from implementing its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccine mandate on private businesses with 100 or more...

 
 By Carl Tarum    Opinion    January 19, 2022 

High gas prices

This is one of the Campaign promises kept in the 2020 elections. One party promised to kill Keystone Pipeline, stop drilling, and to import more oil. They kept that promise, and we are paying for...

 

OP-ED: Photo ID to Vote? Well, OK, But ...

One perennial proposal in the ongoing "fight" (actually more a set of dueling theatrical productions a la professional wrestling) over "election integrity" is a requirement that voters produce official, government-issued identification documents,...

 
 By Bob Brown    Opinion    January 19, 2022 

OP-ED: Mr. Smith & Senate Filibuster

One of the great motion pictures of all time was the 1939 Academy Award blockbuster directed by the legendary Frank Capra called Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. The movie was based on an unpublished manuscript by Lewis R. Foster with the title, “The...

 

Natural Gas Prices are Ridiculous

Well I opened my gas bill for December today... Cuss words. I had expected the bill to be larger than normal because I keep my thermostat at around 65 degrees, which is about 90 degrees warmer than it has been outside on those -30 degree days....

 

Studying Pigeons on Cocaine...

“And how about the Federal government? Well, unsurprisingly, it managed to keep spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need,” U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) says in the 2021 “Festivus”’ Report on Government Waste, an annual...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    January 5, 2022

OP-ED: The Power of Listening

You can learn a lot by listening to what someone has to say, especially if you disagree with them. I’m not talking about learning only about what issue they might be talking about, I mean that you can learn a lot about the person you’re...

 

OP-ED: A Modest Proposal - Pandemic Saving Time

It's only early January, and already this 2022 thing is obviously not working out. With the "omicron variant" of COVID-19 upon us, politicians and public health authorities are already off on their next round of COVID-19 Hokey Pokey: You put your sch...

 

The Gift of Family

In modern society, the institution of marriage has been and continues to be, under attack. What was once a sacred and holy joining of man and wife has become something people dabble in and abandon...

 

OP-ED: States Empowered to Stop Reckless Deficits

In August of 2020, we wrote an opinion opposing Modern Monetary Theory (or MMT, the “too good to be true” idea that the federal government can spend unlimited amounts of money, regardless of revenue, in order to benefit the country and the...

 

OP-ED: Collins Emails Spotlight Bureaucracy's Attempted Subjugation of Science

On December 17, the US House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released a series of emails between outgoing National Institute of Health Director Francis Collins and Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...

 

'I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas'

Growing up in the desert sands of Arizona, there was no such thing as a "white Christmas." One particular Dec. 25 within the last decade or so was in the upper 80s or lower 90s. That was a strange...

 
 By Bob Brown    Opinion    December 22, 2021

OP-ED: Tribute to Bob Dole

With the unrelenting talk about election fraud, I’ve decided now to clear my conscience and disclose that I voted twice for President in 1996. No, it wasn’t an act of voter fraud. As a delegate to the Republican convention that year, I voted to...

 

OP-ED: If You Want More of Something, Subsidize It

"There's scientific consensus, US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said in a 2019 livestream on climate change, "that the lives of children are going to be very difficult. And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: Is...

 

Going to the Movies

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, I decided it was high time to see a movie the way they are intended to be seen - in a movie theater. So, on a recent Friday night, I took my son A...

 

OP-ED: Out-compete China with tech freedom

China has a plan. It wants to be the dominant technology country by 2035. If you look, it’s clear to see how they’re executing on that plan. They’re massively investing in hardware and software development to catch up to, and eventually...

 

OP-ED: Infrastructure, Hard and Soft

Every once in a while the public’s attention is drawn to an issue with a name that few people understand and many cannot even pronounce; enter “infrastructure”. Whatever it is, we are now going to spend 1.2 trillion dollars on it in the next...

 

Pearl Harbor Vet

Tuesday marked the 80th Anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, a day which will forever "live in infamy." It is hard to believe eight decades have gone by already, and there are fewer...

 

OP-ED: Six decades later, America's headlines could remain in "America."

Memorials to Stephen Sondheim didn't have to search far to find parallels between the musical West Side Story and a United States disunited by class and ethnic strife in 2021. Sondheim's lyrics "Everywhere Grime in America, Terrible Time in America"...

 

OP-ED: to U.S. Sens Jon Tester and Steve Daines and U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale

As we approach Christmas, we have one request to Montana’s federal delegation: please do everything in your power to stop the reckless taxing and spending proposal currently working its way through Congress. The biggest gift Montana could receive...

 

'Guilty of Being White'

Just after the mostly peaceful protest at the nation's Capitol Building on Jan. 6, for the first time in my life I felt unsafe in my own country. Not because of the hordes of disgruntled American...

 

Milk River irrigation System

For many years, my family has had farm land under the Glasgow Irrigation District. That is part of the larger Milk River Irrigation System that brings water all across the Hi-line, over 700 miles...

 

OP-ED: Vigilante Justice

Does the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, who was accused of murdering two men and wounding another at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, broaden the way for Americans to take the law into their own hands...

 

OP-ED: For Christmas, How About an End to the War on Marijuana?

You've seen the headlines. So Have I. For example, a November 23 story in my local paper (the Gainesville, Florida Sun) : "Gainesville man charged with murder for Sunday shooting in dispute over...

 

Publisher's Desk

I recently had a conversation about how the political cycle never really pauses anymore. For my generation, this is par for the course. CNN launched not too long before I was born, so the constant news cycle is nothing new. You can tell, however,...

 

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