Letters to the Editor

Zinke: Leading Interior is great honor and responsibility

January 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

As a son of a plumber and a kid who grew up in a small timber and railroad town next to Glacier National Park in Montana, I am humbled to be the president-elect’s designee for secretary of the interior. I am also humbled because of the grea...

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The American ideal and the challenges still ahead

January 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

I read the headline “America’s Last Hurrah” with an excited curiosity. Sounded like somebody might understand history in general and our history in particular.Mr. Rallis’s letter started well: “Change is a constant and no amount of make-bel...

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Legislator provides his views on infrastructure and budget

January 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

The first two weeks of the 65th Montana legislative session are now behind us. As has been the topic pre-session, the battle of the budget is still center stage. We, as a state, find ourselves here because of two reasons; the downturn in re...

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LETTERS, published Jan. 22, 2017

January 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Road to fascism?Have you ever wondered how fascism became so powerful in Germany when less than 10 percent of the people were members of the Nazi Party? According to Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, there was a specific strateg...

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Investing in Montana’s future

January 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

The 2017 legislative session got underway on Jan. 2, and the people of Montana have the chance to weigh in on our state’s priorities. The old saying, “Don’t tell me your priorities; show me your budget,” comes to mind. The budget proposed b...

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January 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

By LESLIE GRAYMercifully, another election has come and gone after almost two years of rhetoric, diatribe and media hype. While in fact, Hillary Clinton won the election by the popular vote, she did not win the Electoral College vote. This ...

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INAUGURAL ADDRESS: ‘For the forgotten men and women’

January 21, 2017 at 11:23 pm

C?hief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country...

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LETTERS, published Jan. 20, 2017

January 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm

Do not let country be further dividedWith the inauguration fast approaching, let us all come together and agree on the following: Donald Trump was lawfully elected to be the 45th president of the United States.Yes, the Russians may have use...

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Election offers further proof that Fielder’s views don’t represent most Montanans

January 17, 2017 at 7:51 pm

In her Nov. 27 op-ed, Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder continued to perpetuate phony myths about American public lands in an attempt to prop up her naive attempts to dispose of them.According to Sen. Fielder, Montana’s public lands are a...

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LETTERS, published Jan. 17, 2016

January 17, 2017 at 7:51 pm

Math vs. TrumpThe next time you hear that Trump will turn the country around, think about the word ‘trillion’.One trillion seconds equals 32,000 years.The U.S. debt is $20 trillion.Now the bad news: Your 401(k), retirement plan, savings acc...

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