Frank Miele: Editor's 2 Cents

Trump and the ĎMean Girlsí of the media

June 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The preening journalists who have made a profession out of hounding Donald Trump probably see themselves as avatars of Woodward and Bernstein in ďAll the Presidentís Men,Ē but I think they are sadly miscast. Rather, the movie that seems to ...

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ĎThe day the music diedí: Long live Faz

June 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

It donít mean a thing if it ainít got that swingIt donít mean a thing, all you got to do is singIt makes no diffírence if itís sweet or itís hotJust give that rhythm evírything you gotOh, it donít mean a thing if it ainít got that swing. óD...

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Montanaís original hothead in Congress (Hint: Itís not Gianforte)

June 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Greg Gianforte has been excoriated by the national media, state media, Democrats and even some Republicans for ďbody-slammingĒ a reporter the day before being elected Montanaís sole congressman on May 25.Some of those critics have gone so f...

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Mike Muri: A bartender who became a lifesaver

June 03, 2017 at 7:00 pm

My friend and mentor Mike Muri says I have to write about him every 10 years whether I like it or not ó at least if he lives to pass another milestone.Since Mike turned 70 yesterday, it looks like I am on the hook for another column. And if...

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ĎStar Warsí and me: 40 years of living with the Force

May 27, 2017 at 3:00 am

An anniversary passed without much notice last week, and I suppose with all the mayhem and madness, it is understandable that few people thought about the importance of May 25, 1977 ó the date when the Force first awakened and a new era beg...

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EDITORíS 2 CENTS: Wednesday panel puts fake news in spotlight

May 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The truth is Iíve probably written about ďfake newsĒ as much as anyone has over the past 10 years, and Iíve been an equal opportunity critic.Iíve blasted conservatives for phony stories about President Obama, and Iíve blasted liberals for p...

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EDITORíS 2 CENTS: Trump plays the outsider card; insiders go bananas

May 13, 2017 at 9:57 pm

Yes, I was shocked that President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, but not for the same reasons as the howling national media and the hypocritical Democratic establishment.I had long ago concluded that Comey had insulated himself from ...

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The war of words over Trump and the Civil War

May 06, 2017 at 3:00 am

I was minding my own business driving home from Libby last Monday when my peace was shattered by a collision ó†not with a deer as usually happens on that stretch of U.S. 2, but with the latest vitriolic, whiny complaints of self-important c...

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Editorís 2 Cents: Trump hands monumental task to Zinke

April 29, 2017 at 3:00 am

On Wednesday, President Trump signed yet another executive order, and like most of them it was based on the concept of reining in government overreach ó and as usual, his critics were howling mad.The ďPresidential Executive Order on the Rev...

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About those extra mail-in ballots? Donít try to vote with them

April 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Carl Rieckmann, a former Daily Inter Lake reporter and editor from the 1980s, who is now retired and recently returned to the Flathead, contacted me to let me know he was puzzled by a discovery he made in his mailbox last week.ďImagine the ...

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