Frank Miele: Editor's 2 Cents

Column: Trump exposes the fake math of Obamacare

October 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

When Congress runs into a problem, it has one solution: Throw money at it.The Affordable Care Act had one big problem: It was unaffordable. So Congress did what it always does, and threw money at it — other people’s money.You see, everyone ...

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A move to protect religious freedom: Can I get an amen?

October 07, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Although President Trump has done plenty of things I disagree with, I have to give him credit for continuing to shake up the Washington establishment — which is what he was elected to do in the first place.Realistically, I suppose it would ...

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Standing for the flag is standing up for our nation — Just do it!

September 30, 2017 at 8:13 pm

President Trump did us all a great favor when he drew the nation’s attention to the flag of the United States of America, the inspirational symbol of “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”In a speech two wee...

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How do you ‘compromise’ when you are falling off a cliff?

September 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

When did politics change? Or did it?Those questions arise in the wake of former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot’s address to Flathead Valley Community College last week in which he lamented “a drift” from the principles on which the nation was fo...

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Hail to the thief: Trump steals the hope of conservatives

September 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The silent coup has apparently succeeded. President Trump has been convinced to abandon his revolutionary program of putting “America First,” and has decided to play footsy with globalists like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.There have been...

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When smoke gets in your eyes, er, I mean lungs

September 09, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Pardon me while I cough!I’m one of the many thousands of walking wounded this week as we breathe in smoke that has settled on the Flathead Valley from a ring of fire surrounding us in Northwest Montana.Of course, it’s hard to take too serio...

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Filibuster is Senate invention to aid and abet senators

September 02, 2017 at 7:49 pm

First of all, let’s get it straight. There is no such thing as filibuster in the United States Constitution.The notion that this was an invention of the Founding Fathers is just wishful thinking by senators who want to give their shameless ...

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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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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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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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