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Rewriting history: It’s nothing new

August 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s column originally ran in a longer form on June 23, 2013, but concerns two subjects that are in the news this week — institutional racism and oppression of minorities in the United States — and how these are often...

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Passersby give travelers much needed ‘lifts’

August 19, 2017 at 7:51 pm

Sid and Carol Anderson of Kalispell titled their recent letter to the Inter Lake “Kindness and thoughtfulness still live in Kalispell.” The two were on the receiving end of their neighbors’ kindness and concern on two separate incidents ear...

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The human cost of hate, and the high price of love

August 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm

If life were as simple as the mainstream media makes it out to be, then we would have the luxury of never having to think about anything. We could all march in lockstep from birth to death, never disagreeing, never finding nuance, never hav...

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TERRY COLUMN: Turning Montana into a hockey state

August 16, 2017 at 3:00 am

Bill Foley has a big job on his hands. The majority owner of Whitefish Mountain Resort is starting a new venture this fall when the Vegas Golden Knights open their inaugural NHL season in the desert. While building a successful hockey team ...

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Politically correct and intellectually intolerable

August 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

There is no issue more clearly delineating right and left (or perhaps I should say right and wrong) than political correctness.Anyone with traditional values and, perhaps more to the point, traditional common sense can only shake his (or he...

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TERRY COLUMN: Football is back, and so are the stories

August 09, 2017 at 3:00 am

Football is finally back.All of it.Or at least for the most part. Practices for high schools start on Friday, which will bring a wave of new stories to bring to you. After last season’s nearly unprecedented success it will be fun to see wha...

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Inter Lake’s grizzly story ‘repurposed’ by the Post

August 05, 2017 at 7:00 pm

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.Well, I suppose so, but it is also a bit infuriating, as we found out at the Daily Inter Lake last week when the Washington Post came very close to flattering us to death.Our reporte...

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Where’s the leadership?

August 02, 2017 at 3:00 am

When was the last time an NFL owner asked your opinion on building your favorite team’s roster?Houston Texans owner Bob McNair didn’t ask the opinion of anyone in the Flathead Valley when he traded Brock Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns. Se...

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Time for a refresher of ‘Rules of Civility’

July 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

Rarely a day goes by that I don’t shake my head at the headlines — both local and national — of people behaving badly.We’re living in a time when it has become commonplace to openly bash each other online, or literally bash each other in ca...

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Monster swamp vs. swamp monster: A D.C. allegory

July 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Politically speaking, I’m caught between a rock and a hard place, or more appropriately between a monster swamp and a swamp monster.The swamp is the bipartisan disaster known more formally as the federal government. The monster is President...

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