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Gianforte will protect Montana values

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, it’s clear that the 2020 election cycle is upon us. This includes our own governor’s race. For the last 16 years, we have sent a Democrat to Helena, to be our state’s chief executive, and the results have been clear. A less than stellar economy which causes Read More…

Gianforte thanked for going against grain in DC

Last summer, a group of the country’s largest telecom providers, including CenturyLink, filed a petition with the Republican-led Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, D.C., to cut off access competitive broadband providers have to portions of their networks. Independent broadband providers like Blackfoot Communications rely on portions of CenturyLink’s network to provide network connections to Read More…

Can Steve Bullock win?

The gold leaf Hamptons in New York are about as far as one can get from Helena in Montana. In the Hamptons, it is all about Christian Louboutin sandals. In Helena, cowboy boots are more likely. In the Hamptons, a haircut can cost a small fortune. In Helena, well, see Jon Tester. This past Saturday, Read More…

Montana Senator Steve Daines Stands Strong For Gun Rights

Montana – -(AmmoLand.com)- Despite intense pressure from the media and the D.C. Establishment, he’s not budging in his opposition to proposed “red flag” gun grabs and expanded background checks. “These horrible tragedies should not be politicized to advance a political agenda,” he says. “Knee-jerk reactions and more gun laws are not the solution. I stand strongly Read More…

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The Women’s March still has an anti-Semitism problem

The Women’s March last week finally edged out its anti-Semitic leaders — only to tap new board members who are just as extreme. Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland alienated donors and the grassroots with their unapologetic embrace of Louis Farrakhan, despite his notorious anti-Semitism. Rival groups sprang up and donations slowed. Sarsour & Read More…

Democrats are dancing around the real health care problem

It’s politically incorrect to discuss weight. Anyone who comments is accused of fat-shaming. But here’s the truth: America’s expanding waistlines are causing health spending to spiral out of control. Obesity-related illnesses consume nearly a third of the nation’s health-care dollars. Obesity is the culprit making health insurance unaffordable. The politicians won’t tell you that. (Too Read More…

The MTA’s biggest challenge

The MTA’s leaders released a fine five-year capital plan this week, though by its nature it dodges the toughest issues about the agency’s future. The plan is a winner for subway and bus riders, with spending on signal modernization as well as station accessibility and new buses and trains. The signal upgrades, in particular, are Read More…

De Blasio escalates his culture war

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s minions are vowing to escalate his culture war — the one on city museums and other artistic institutions. On Tuesday, Tom Finkelpearl, head of the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, admitted that the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and other city treasures aren’t meeting the mayor’s de-facto quotas Read More…

The DOE’s latest school bus scapegoat

Alexandra Robinson clearly deserves firing, but it shouldn’t stop there. Department of Education higher-ups also need to answer for the bungled drive to get GPS working on every city school bus. As The Post reported Monday, the DOE spent nearly $9 million to get trackers on the entire 6,000-bus fleet — starting in 2015. Four Read More…

The next big school-choice case and other commentary

Libertarian: The Next Big School-Choice Case “The Supreme Court is now preparing to weigh the constitutional merits” of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, reports Damon Root at Reason. It turns on a school-choice program that creates “a tax credit for individuals and businesses that donate to private, nonprofit scholarship organizations” — but in 2018 Read More…

Time for Trump to trigger the UN snapback on Iran

In the last few weeks, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog revealed that Iran is hindering an investigation into a secret nuclear facility where uranium has been detected. Its proxies in Lebanon attacked Israel. And the Iranian military committed an act of war by launching cruise missiles at Saudi Arabia — taking out 5% of the Read More…

The utterly political war on vaping

Never before has a boon to public health been met with such hysteria and ingratitude. Vaping is almost all upside in comparison with traditional smoking, a wanton destroyer of health and lives, and yet the nation is in the grips of a panic about e-cigarettes. In a rarity for the Trump era, the anti-vaping sentiment Read More…

More Buckets of Icy Cold Energy Reality

The full-court press is on for climate chaos disaster and renewable energy salvation. CNN recently hosted a seven-hour climate event for Democrat presidential aspirants. Every day brings more gloom-and-doom stories about absurd, often taxpayer-funded pseudo-scientific reports on yet another natural event or supposed calamity that alarmists insist are due to fossil fuels that provide 80% Read More…

Shades of Susan G. Komen in Planned Parenthood Temper Tantrum

| Posted: Sep 21, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Planned Parenthood is in meltdown mode after President Trump and the Department of Health and Human Services rightly instituted the Protect Life Rule, barring abortion corporations like Planned Parenthood from using Title Read More…

It’s Time To Rein In Big Tech

| Posted: Sep 21, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Before Facebook there was FaceMash.  Mark Zuckerberg founded FaceMash in his Harvard dorm room in 2003 and Facebook a year later. According to the Harvard Crimson, FaceMash used “photos compiled from the Read More…

Leaving California to the Homeless

| Posted: Sep 21, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Donald Trump visited enemy territory this week. He came out here to the deep blue state of California to raise a few million bucks at private fundraisers in Silicon Valley and Beverly Read More…

What Liberals Might Learn From Monsters, Inc.

Fear sells. But joy sells even better.  That was the upshot of the wonderful 2001 animated Pixar movie, Monsters, Inc. Little did its Hollywood creators imagine, I suspect, that they laid out the fundamental philosophical divide between those on the left and those on the right.   The movie features the considerable talents of actors Read More…

More Cause for The New York Times’ Fury Against Brett Kavanaugh

“Yup, I gotta confess, that now-famous picture of a U.S. marshal in Miami pointing an automatic weapon toward Donato Dalrymple (and 7-year-old Elian Gonzalez)… warmed my heart.”  (Thomas Friedman, New York Times, April 25, 2000.) “You (Brett Kavanaugh) worked on the Elian Gonzalez case pro-bono against the INS returning him to Cuba…” (Sen. Ted Cruz Read More…

Is California About To Do Something Right?

| Posted: Sep 21, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. The California legislature seems determined to pass the most ludicrous laws designed to harm as many people as possible, while purporting that all this inane legislation is for our own protection. Yet, Read More…

Go ahead, Dems — impeach Brett Kavanaugh and make Republicans’ day

The latest smear on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a disaster for Democrats, and everyone seems to know it except the party’s presidential candidates. No sooner had The New York Times published a new, unsubstantiated allegation of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh than most of the candidates demanded Kavanaugh’s impeachment. “These newest revelations are disturbing,” Read More…

After Iran bombs Saudi oil infrastructure, should the United States retaliate?

Should Saudi Arabia and/or the United States retaliate beyond a new round of sanctions? That is the question of the day. Iran is the strongly suspected perpetrator of weekend drone and missile attacks against key Saudi oil infrastructure at Abqaiq facility and Khurais oil field that temporarily cut the kingdom’s oil production by almost half.  Apparently, some 20 drones Read More…

In War, Numbers Tell Only Part of the Story

| Posted: Sep 20, 2019 3:07 PM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. A thoughtful report on the prospects of the U.S. winning a war against China caused quite a stir in defense media circles recently — as well it should have. After all, its conclusion Read More…

6 of our top opinion pieces this week: ICYMI

USA TODAY Published 8:00 a.m. ET Sept. 20, 2019 From Andrew Yang on nuclear power to Taylor Swift’s feminism to an abortionist hoarding fetuses, here are some of our top columns of the week. In today’s fast-paced news environment, it can be hard to keep up. For your weekend reading, we’ve started in-case-you-missed-it compilations of some Read More…

On Kavanaugh and the FBI, time to investigate the investigation: Sen. Whitehouse

When I was a U.S. attorney, I worked closely with the FBI. When the FBI investigators were looking at something, what they wanted was information. The FBI is a machine for the acquisition and retention of information on cases. When the FBI began repelling and deflecting information in its investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged history of sexual misconduct last Read More…

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