Frank Miele: Editor's 2 Cents

Finally, a truly bipartisan issue: We all hate robocalls

April 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

A funny thing happened on the way to this week’s column — Sen. Jon Tester did something I liked. Now, those of you who read my column on a regular basis know that there of plenty of things the senator does which I am not fond of. He’s a pre...

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Are conservative black women really ‘unsafe’ to hear? Or just on Facebook?

April 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Mark Zuckerberg may be a master of the universe, but there are two things even he shouldn’t have done — one, allowing Facebook users’ private information to be shared with Cambridge Analytica, and two, getting on the bad side of Diamond and...

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The only wall between Trump and success

April 07, 2018 at 7:20 pm

President Trump can wager his future legacy on making liberals happy, which would be a fool’s bet, or he can ensure his legacy by doing what he was elected to do and “Build That Wall.”Whether Trump is turned out of office in 2020, impeached...

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Zinke explores ways to keep public lands well-managed

March 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a the final installment of an interview with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke held last month. In this section, Zinke describes his accomplishments and goals after one year in office.)Ryan Zinke is not your typic...

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Zinke: ‘I believe in the American spirit’ despite the ‘attack dogs of the left’

March 24, 2018 at 7:32 pm

“Do right and fear no man.” That credo has served Ryan Zinke well in his tenure as secretary of the interior for President Donald Trump. Zinke has become a lightning rod for criticism from the Democratic left, and yet he continues to move f...

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Zinke unleashed: A candid interview with a ‘change agent’ in the D.C. swamp

March 17, 2018 at 6:44 pm

The secretary of the interior is no stranger to me. Ryan Zinke has been a local hero in the Flathead Valley for years — first as a prep football star in Whitefish, then as a military hero who served with the Navy SEALs. Later, he took an i...

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Basketball madness keeps this dad young

March 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm

I never thought I would care about anything related to basketball — in my mind it’s the most boring game ever invented, or at least a close second to curling.Get ball, pretend to pass ball right, pretend to pass ball left, pretend to throw ...

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An education in how things went so wrong

March 03, 2018 at 7:10 pm

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This following column was originally published on June 19, 2011. It is a follow-up to the column reprinted last week that discussed how America’s moral decline has been an inevitable result of the nation turning its back on ...

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As we go over the cliff, just who is in the driver’s seat?

February 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was originally published on June 12, 2011. It is reprinted as a follow-up to last week’s column that diagnosed the social sickness that has made school shootings almost commonplace. This column takes an in-dept...

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Our society’s tragic sickness can’t be fixed with Band-Aid

February 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

It is natural in the wake of any tragedy to ask questions, to seek answers, to place blame, and particularly to ask how a similar tragedy can be avoided in the future.Thus, following the school shooting in Broward County, Florida, many peop...

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