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Montana’s New Governor Could Remake the State

MISSOULA, Mont. — This state is now red. Not the light red it used to be; not a red-and-blue checkerboard coaxing the eyes to see purple. Just a deep red. Every statewide race in Montana went Republican this week, with record voter turnout: president, Senate, House, governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor. And both Read More…

BAUCUS A KEY PLAYER IN HUNTER BIDEN/ CHINA SCANDAL

“The Big Sky Buy-off.” That’s how they coined the effort by Democrats to get former Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) out of the Senate and into the post as US Ambassador to China. They had to buy-off Baucus, so the Democrats could have a head start on the 2014 US Senate race. Now, there are fresh allegations Read More…

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Montana’s New Governor Could Remake the State

MISSOULA, Mont. — This state is now red. Not the light red it used to be; not a red-and-blue checkerboard coaxing the eyes to see purple. Just a deep red. Every statewide race in Montana went Republican this week, with record voter turnout: president, Senate, House, governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor. And both Read More…

BAUCUS A KEY PLAYER IN HUNTER BIDEN/ CHINA SCANDAL

“The Big Sky Buy-off.” That’s how they coined the effort by Democrats to get former Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) out of the Senate and into the post as US Ambassador to China. They had to buy-off Baucus, so the Democrats could have a head start on the 2014 US Senate race. Now, there are fresh allegations Read More…

Knudsen Respects Law and Order

Montana’s choice for attorney general is a relatively easy decision. There is only one candidate, Austin Knudsen, who will protect your constitutional rights, respect law and order along with providing local law enforcement the means necessary to end the drug problems in our communities. Austin also brings a wide range of experience to the office Read More…

Biden’s Gift-Wrapped Union Agenda Would Make Bernie Blush

Attempting to assuage concerns that his candidacy for president is a stalking horse for far-left policies, Joe Biden recently reminded reporters in Wisconsin that he “beat the socialist” in the Democratic primary. Indeed, Biden vanquished Bernie Sanders as a candidate; but the Vermont senator can take pride in the fact that his policy agenda has all-but-conquered key components Read More…

ND needs annual legislative sessions

Good ideas may go into hibernation but they never die. Veteran Public Policy Observer Mike Jacobs recently brought back the idea of changing the North Dakota Legislature from its present biennial schedule to annual meetings.   In a supporting editorial, the Grand Forks Herald noted that the demands of the pandemic and the volatility of Read More…

‘Unmasking Obama’ Also Exposes the Corrupt Media

A slew of political books will be hitting bookshelves between now and Election Day, covering everything on the spectrum from communist propaganda to Trump hagiography. Many of those books, such as Sean Hannity’s “Live Free or Die,” will make millions of dollars for their authors and publishers. Some have the potential to influence the election, Read More…

Orwellian Democrats Claim Violence Equals Peace

Denial is not just a river in Egypt, as the ancient joke goes. It’s the Democratic/media/left’s comprehensive response to the nationwide riots that rage on, seven weeks after the funeral of police-brutality victim George Floyd. His memory has been kidnapped by the most violent insurrectionists America has seen since 1968. “Do you disavow the violence Read More…

Some Never Trumpers Are Becoming Never Republicans

“Never Trump” is a house divided. Some of the conservatives and former Republicans who oppose President Donald Trump have decided that it’s not enough for his tenure in office to end. All officials who “enabled” him must be ousted, “Trumpism” must be repudiated, and today’s Republican Party must be burned to the ground. Others say that while Trump Read More…

John Sparks: Espinoza v. Montana an important win for religious liberty

Sometimes, the facts of a case have an emotional appeal in addition to a strong constitutional basis. Espinoza v. Montana certainly qualifies. Kendra Espinoza, a hard-working (three jobs) and determined single mom, decided to take her two daughters out of the local public schools and enroll them in Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Montana. She explained that she “wanted Read More…

John Roberts’ long game

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is not the revolutionary that conservative activists want him to be. He moves slower than they want, sides with liberals more than they want, and trims his sails in ways they find maddening. But he is still deeply and unmistakably conservative, pulling the law to the right — at his Read More…

Signs good in Montana for GOP keeping control of Senate

In the last 20 years, Senate candidates have tended to win or lose in tandem with the presidential candidates of their party. For the Republicans trying to hold their control of the Senate in 2020, that may be a mixed blessing. President Trump — whether he wins or loses his own re-election bid — will have a Read More…

Kristi Noem: The Governor Who Stayed the Course

‘The people themselves are primarily responsible for their safety.’ Pierre, South Dakota — The coronavirus crisis hasn’t been kind to the reputations of many governors. New York’s Andrew Cuomo held effective news conferences that at first burnished his image, but he’s now ducking responsibility for sending virus patients back into nursing homes where the disease promptly Read More…

Putting local control back into education in Montana

Local control is returning to our school districts! During these unprecedented times, as the state superintendent, I have made strong recommendations to the governor to honor local control and flexibility for our schools. The governor’s new directive for a phased reopening of our state includes that education decisions should be made by local school trustees Read More…

Races Heat Up For Montana Regulated Utilities Board

Mar. 9 marked the filing deadline for public office in Montana. Three seats are up for reelection on the Republican-dominated Public Service Commission. The commission sets customer rates and approves new power, water and legacy telecommunications projects. In southeast Montana, two Republicans are challenging Commissioner Tony O’Donnell’s incumbency. State representative Daniel Zolnikov and former PSC Read More…

Juras a good choice

Greg Gianforte just made a strong decision in selecting Kristen Juras as his lieutenant governor for Montana. Juras is a fourth-generation Montana native. She is a strong conservative who supports traditional family values, private property ownership, preserving Second Amendment rights, limited government, lower taxes, individual freedom and free enterprise economics. She is a perfect complement Read More…

Why Wasn’t Andrew McCabe Charged?

The Justice Department announced Friday that it is closing its investigation of Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s former deputy director, over his false statements to investigators probing an unauthorized leak that McCabe had orchestrated. McCabe was fired in March 2018, shortly after a blistering Justice Department inspector general (IG) report concluded that he repeatedly and blatantly lied — or, as Read More…

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Why populism won’t fade soon — and other commentary

Culture critic: Populism Won’t Die Anytime Soon Just as the “1960s” (as a zeitgeist) didn’t begin until JFK’s 1963 assassination and end until Richard Nixon’s 1974 resignation, so the “populist epoch” of the 2010s “may be only beginning,” argues Matthew Continetti in Commentary. Popular rage against elites began with the Great Recession, boiled over under…

The ICC has some nerve to target Israel

Among the institutions of the so-called international community, anti-Israel bias is so prevalent and obvious, it’s taken for granted and almost funny. The year-end statistics from the UN General Assembly tell nearly the whole story: Of the 25 condemnatory resolutions passed this year, 18 targeted the world’s sole Jewish state. As I said, almost funny….

Uber and Aramco prove it: Free markets work better

Two-thousand-nineteen was the tale of two marquee stock offerings: America’s Uber and Saudi Arabia’s Aramco, the world’s biggest oil company. Superficially, Uber is a failure, and Aramco is a success: Uber stock sank; Aramco stock rose. But really, it’s the other way around. Uber’s “failure” shows the success of American-style free markets in disciplining companies….

The warning behind the surge in subway graffiti

Think the sharp uptick in subway graffiti is just an eyesore? Think again: As Nathan Glazer wrote back in 1979, it can fuel serious disorder — and crime. Graffiti vandalism in the subway tripled from 200 incidents five years ago to 619 last year, and 537 so far this year, The Post reported last week….

Sorry, Gov — high-speed rail won’t fix Upstate’s economy

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for a “panel of experts” to “reexamine” bringing high-speed rail to New York, he announced last week. He’s hoping to pull off what governors before him could only dream of. Alas, it’s still “sheer fantasy,” as the Empire Center’s E.J. McMahon puts it. Certainly, the costs of building out high-speed…

An ominous sign from Queens’ new DA

Incoming Queens DA Melinda Katz is vowing to clean house when she takes office in January, dismissing holdovers from Richard Brown’s near-30-year tenure. Take it as an ominous sign. Katz hopes to prove her far-left criminal-justice cred by hiring “true believers,” even if it means jettisoning the decades of prosecutorial experience of the top staff….