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Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Uncle Sam wants you to get counted

As the country celebrates its birth as a nation, one of the most patriotic things Montanans can do is stand up a...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
This November, vote the team our children deserve

As two lifelong Montanans, we are grateful to have grown up in a state as beautiful, welcoming and close-knit as ours. Together, we feel a deep responsibility to be involved in our community, so that we can prote...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Fielder: Look beyond the political falsehoods to my platform and record

When the Missoulian endorsed me for Montana Public Service Commissioner, their bold headline declared: “Fielder is who PSC needs now.”

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Gianforte raises red flags when he wields his wealth

Greg Gianforte’s campaign for governor should be flying an ethics caution flag.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
After 16 years, it's time for a Republican administration in Helena

We don’t have to look very hard to know how the Mike Cooney Administration would work. For the past 16 years, Democrats have controlled the governor’s office. What do we have to show for it?

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Vote for the workingman, vote for Bullock

We need a senator who represents the working class, middle-class, seniors and veterans. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines is one of the richest senators in the senate. He has sold out to China and given tax breaks to the ri...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Minority rule has led to political divisiveness

Our country has two infections. One is a pandemic and the other — though not as deadly but just as destructive — is extreme divisiveness.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Selenium is a threat and efforts to mitigate it are to be applauded

I have caught westslope cutthroat trout in the Elk River with gill plate damage from excessive selenium exposure. The explanation for the defects in these fish was first given to me at one of the fishing shops in...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Whatever happened to critical thinking?

What is most alarming about these times? We each have our answer. For me it has to be the utter lack of critical thinking displayed by our citizenry and the dumbing down of the mass of Americans. I was reminded o...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Don't be fooled, the NRA already weighed in on Bullock

In response to Brian H. Walsh (“Bullock will protect our right to bear arms,” Oct. 2): If Gov. Steve Bullock has as good a record on the Second Amendment, as you claim, why does the NRA give him an "F" rating?

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The Supreme Court doesn't need reforming

With Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court all but certain, Democrats are toying with ways to reform the court. Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to suggest a bipartisan commission to st...

Updated 3 months ago
Bullock's acts of kindness make him much needed in Washington

Personal acts of kindness go a long way in difficult times. We felt its healing power in 2016, when my husband and I were victims of neo-Nazi cyber attacks here in Whitefish along with two other leading Jewish fa...

Updated 3 months ago
Williams is a progressive in disguise

Having spent the last decade in California before recently moving to Montana, I bring forth a warning about the future if Kathleen Williams is elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Updated 3 months ago
This suburban, red-state housewife will not vote for Gianforte

As a white, suburban, red-state housewife whose comfortable lifestyle has been turned upside down since Greg Gianforte went to Washington, D.C., I oppose his latest attempt to be governor.

Updated 3 months ago
Support Amtrak by supporting Daines

I, Merlin Louis Marlow, have lived most of my life in south central Minnesota. I grew up in a conservative Republican household. When I was 13 in 1969, I fell in love with train travel. I became a railroad travel...

Updated 3 months ago
Sather would go a long way to healing the division in our politics

Never in my lifetime of 66 years has the state of politics in our country become so reprehensible and overwhelming in its scope that one can’t help but feel completely hopeless. But giving up is not an option if ...