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Updated 2 months, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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 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 ...

Updated 3 months ago
Gianforte will hold the line against the far left

Democrats are trying to make the case as to why they should be elected this fall, and if their vision for America’s future is frightening to you, you’re not alone. In the past few weeks Democrats have made defund...

Updated 3 months ago
Fishy behavior on the Lake Koocanusa selenium problem

How many of you like to fish or have a relative who does? Well, something’s fishy in Lincoln County and it’s not just the trout. You see, the rumor’s been confirmed. Republicans Steve Gunderson (R-Libby), running...

Updated 3 months ago
Bryce Bennett will protect our public lands

It’s great to live in Montana. Anytime I tell someone from somewhere else where I live, they all say the same thing: “That’s beautiful country.”

Updated 3 months ago
A vote for Rosendale is a vote for free enterprise

If you are like me, you are concerned about some of the things that are happening in America.

Updated 3 months ago
We can choose our physician, why not our health officer?

A family story: My grandmother once explained to a neighbor why she could not help her get well, having been threatened by the town doctor to stop practicing medicine and warned to leave town or go to jail after ...