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Underwhelming results from Montana Medicaid expansion

In November, Montana’s voters rejected renewal of the Medicaid-expansion welfare program (hereinafter “MedEx”), consigning its fate to the Legislature in the 2019 session. Even though the subject may sound boring, taxpayers should pay close attention these next few months, since big money is at stake and the program dis-incentivizes work and self-sufficiency.   Medicaid itself Read More…

Changing House Rules Will Weaken Checks & Balances

As former House Speakers and Senate Presidents of the Montana Legislature, we question the wisdom of making significant changes to the rules of operation in the Montana House. Currently, there is a group of legislators trying to change the House rules. One of the proposed changes would allow a simple majority (51 members) to “blast” Read More…

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Will Jussie Smollett’s supporters admit they were wrong?

Will Jussie’s backers admit they were wrong? Police sources believe that, as many had suspected, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett perpetrated an enormous hoax on the American public by staging a phony hate crime. Now we’re waiting for apologies from the celebrities and top Democrats who not only expressed sympathy for the supposed victim of violent Read More…

Don’t Interrupt the Democrats

| Posted: Feb 17, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Can we blame U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), really?  Being ambitious and bold are not usually considered bad things. And her most ambitious, boldest proposal is not exactly without precedent. A decade of Read More…

New Attorney General Needs To Clean House

| Posted: Feb 17, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. With the confirmation of William Barr as the new U.S. Attorney General, there is hope that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can regain some of its reputation that has been lost in Read More…

Are the New Populists Dangerous or Just Not Liberals?

| Posted: Feb 17, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. There have been some people elected in Europe and South America who have been branded by the MSM not only as populists but harboring dangerous attitudes toward democracy despite being elected in Read More…

America's Odious Child: New York, New York

| Posted: Feb 17, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. A.O.C.: This week saw a twenty-nine-year-old Congressperson celebrate Queens, New York losing at least 25,000 future high paying jobs. She claimed credit for and celebrated the decision of Amazon not to move Read More…

A Real Emergency

On Friday, President Donald Trump announced he would declare the situation at the border to be a national emergency to enable him to move previously allocated money to fund a border wall. This was a long-telegraphed punch that had already sent leftists and some Republicans clutching their pearls since the idea was first floated weeks Read More…

Why fraternities can be a good thing for young men

A few years ago, a college sophomore in upstate New York learned that his father was in the ICU after suffering a heart attack. During a “gavel session,” a fraternity ritual during which members took turns sharing personal matters, he told his chapter the news. “Things weren’t looking good. At 19 and especially around a Read More…

Colleges' Transformed Mission Misses the Mark

X Story Stream recent articles In his “Theses on Feuerbach,” the young Karl Marx proclaimed, “[P]hilosophers have only hitherto interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it” (emphasis in original). Mission statements of several of our preeminent colleges and universities follow suit. The primary purpose of liberal education, according to these Read More…

Omar’s attack on Elliott Abrams was cribbed from the anti-American playbook

The House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Trump administration’s policy toward Venezuela this week descended into farce when controversial freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) attempted to steer debate toward 30-year-old events elsewhere in Latin America. In a cheap attempt to discredit special envoy Elliott Abrams, a long-time foreign-policy practitioner who served in the Reagan Read More…

Cory Booker’s ridiculous vegan gospel

Sen. Cory Booker wants to wage war on . . . meat and dairy. The longtime vegan told VegNews, “We’ve seen this massive increase in consumption of meat produced by the industrial animal agriculture industry. The tragic reality is this planet simply can’t sustain billions of people consuming industrially produced animal agriculture.” Bull. When they Read More…

Worse than Amazon: Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion just went bust

Amazon’s pullout Thursday wasn’t even the worst economic development news for Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week: Just two days earlier, his economic development czar basically admitted that the gov’s signature Buffalo Billion is a . . . Buffalo Bust. In testimony Tuesday, Empire State Development boss Howard Zemsky tried to put a positive spin on it, but Read More…

Trump’s ‘national emergency’ is no crisis

All the noise about President Trump triggering a “constitutional crisis” with Friday’s declaration of a national emergency on the border is beyond absurd: The move is completely legal, even if it is a grim sign of how dysfunctional America’s democracy has gotten. Presidents have declared about six “national emergencies” a term, going back to Jimmy Read More…

Learning From Lincoln

George Washington was lauded as “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” in the words of Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee. But even our nation’s first president couldn’t prevail over the desire for a three-day weekend. Washington’s birthday, which falls on Feb. 22, was celebrated for decades on the actual day. But Read More…

Democrats Can't Hide Crazy

| Posted: Feb 16, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Back in November, I predicted all this. I wrote my most controversial column. After the GOP lost the House, I predicted the big winner of the November midterms would be … President Read More…

Three Cannabis Issues Congress Needs to Tackle

| Posted: Feb 16, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Congress and President Donald J. Trump are at odds over his power to use a declaration of an emergency to build a wall on the southern border of the United States. Many Read More…

Need Money for the Wall? Look Here

| Posted: Feb 16, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. It’s no secret the federal government reigns supreme when it comes to wasting our taxpayer dollars. And we’re not talking about the “one man’s trash, another man’s treasure” sort of maxims here Read More…

Premises, premises

| Posted: Feb 16, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Here is the problem for Trump critics. They began with the wrong premise. They believed that Hillary Clinton should have won the 2016 presidential election. Then they deluded themselves by embracing the Read More…

Socialists Win One in New York City

| Posted: Feb 16, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. At least one good thing came from Amazon pulling a $2.5 billion plan for new headquarters—it was a good business decision for Amazon. It will likely be in Amazon’s best interest to Read More…

Our Hemisphere’s Deadliest Wall

| Posted: Feb 16, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Since President Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States in 2015, and mentioned, for the first time, his intention to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, the wall Read More…

Trump's Red Line Is Turning Blue

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON — President Trump has been insisting for so long that any investigation of his personal finances would cross a “red line” that people may have overlooked the outrageousness of his claim. But this self-declared immunity is about to change. We’re entering a new phase of the Trump-Russia investigation, where Read More…

Will Diversity Be the Death of the Democrats?

X Story Stream recent articles Both of America’s great national parties are coalitions. But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity — racial, religious, ethnic, cultural — as its own and as America’s “greatest strength.” Understandably so, for the party is home to a multitude of minorities. It is the domain Read More…

You Can't Say That on Twitter

X Story Stream recent articles She tweeted that “men are not women,” and for that, Meghan Murphy, feminist journalist, was banned from Twitter. An anodyne statement of biological reality qualifies as “hate speech” for some of the gnomes at Twitter HQ. Murphy received a rote notification that “you may not promote violence against, threaten, or Read More…

The Green New Deal Is Wrong for America

X Story Stream recent articles First they came for your wallet. Now Democrats want your car and your hamburgers — making summer cookouts a thing of the past. But those aren’t the only liberties the left wants to abolish in the name of fighting climate change. Radical liberals led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Read More…

The Democrats' Anti-Semitism Problem Isn't Going Away

X Story Stream recent articles Anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist and Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar — someone who had previously argued that Jews hypnotized the world regarding their “evil” deeds — recently claimed that Americans only support Israel because of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s “Benjamins” — and then retweeted a person pointing out that she Read More…

Trump Declares U.S.-Mexico Border Emergency

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to get more federal dollars for his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, relying on a broad interpretation of his powers that was certain to trigger stiff legal challenges. Bypassing Read More…