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Montana tourism industry draws millions each year, boosts economy

The tourism industry in Montana is booming and it’s easy to understand why. Montana is the best place to explore over a million acres of wilderness filled with glacier-carved terrain, crystal clear rivers, and 400-foot waterfalls all in between breathtaking mountain ranges. The sightseeing alone draws millions to the state every year. During the winter, Read More…

Guest view: Montana must increase baseload power

While California may have a population nearly forty times greater than Montana, utility consumers are still subject to the same vulnerabilities. With current technology, the best way to protect utility customers from an energy shortage is through an increase in available, reliable, baseload power.   Out-of-state and foreign interests are applying increased pressure on lawmakers, Read More…

Don’t Answer It

There is little less unifying than our collective hate of robocalls. It’s a bipartisan issue, and unwanted calls, by far, elicit the most complaints to the Federal Communications Commission. I often receive as many robocalls over the course of a day as regular calls. And, in recent months, it has only gotten worse. For everyone. Read More…

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MTA ‘transformation’ plan is just another Cuomo con

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a draft of its “transformation plan” Friday. On surface, the report isn’t transformative. An eighth-grade business class could have put it together. But it helps Gov. Andrew Cuomo further conquer the MTA to avoid dealing with the issues an independent MTA leader would force him to confront. The report, prepared Read More…

Distracting Trump from congresswomen: Today's Toon

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Trump’s incendiary ‘go back’ tweets were a gift to the enemy

“Never interfere with your enemy when he is making a mistake,” Napoleon said. It’s a lesson neither President Trump nor “The Squad” seems to have learned. Going into the weekend, the press was chock-full of stories about the Democratic civil war. Nancy Pelosi sniped at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, progressives disparaged “moderates.” Republicans were popping popcorn, watching Read More…

Cuomo’s blackout blame game

In blasting Con Ed for Saturday night’s blackout, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is staying true to form — playing the tough guy riding to the rescue. “This is not the first time with Con Ed,” fumed the gov after the five-hour West Side outage. It “does not have a franchise granted by God”; it “could be Read More…

Why the gov may love this weak mayor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo tossed a few zingers Mayor Bill de Blasio’s way Monday but wouldn’t say more than that he “understands” our call for a firing. We certainly realize that it would be a bold step — but we can’t help but notice that having such a weak mayor serves the gov pretty nicely. Historically, Read More…

How Democracy Dies in Darkness

Tyranny can arrive fast in the form of tanks and jackboots. Or it can come gradually, snuffing out liberty and replacing it with fear.   The latter is what we’re facing today, as cultural Marxists advance their doctrines and silence any dissension.   Each day brings new examples, but here are a few that show Read More…

President Trump’s Policies Are Empowering Women

| Posted: Jul 16, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Having been chosen by President Donald J. Trump as Representative of the United States to the General Assembly of the United Nations was the greatest honor of my life. His trust in Read More…

What Will the Year 2170 Be Like? It's Our Choice

| Posted: Jul 16, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. No one in the year 1870 could have guessed how wonderful it would be in America 150 years later. Who could have predicted there would be cars, jets, electric lights, air conditioning, Read More…

Apollo 11 at 50

You had to be there 50 years ago, and I was. As a young reporter for a local TV station in Houston, I frequently visited NASA (“the space base,” we dubbed it), met many of the astronauts and reported on their exploits. Along with people from around the world, I watched the lunar landing on Read More…

We All Wanted to Love the Women's Soccer Team

| Posted: Jul 16, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. For the first time in my life, I did not root for an American team. Whatever the sport, I have always rooted American. But if those who called into my radio show Read More…

Trump Fuels a Tribal War in Nancy's House

President Donald Trump’s playground taunt Sunday that “the Squad” of four new radical liberal House Democrats, all women of color, should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came,” dominated Monday morning’s headlines. Yet those headlines smothered the deeper story. The Democrats are today using language to describe Read More…

Meet the man behind AOC’s brain and other commentary

From the right: Meet AOC’s Brain Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “cadre of far-left first-termers known as ‘the Squad’ ” have been at the center of “increasingly acrimonious infighting” among House Democrats, notes David Catron at The American Spectator. But the true “prime mover” behind the chaos is one Saikat Chakrabarti, the co-founder of Justice Read More…

An ‘Easy Fix’ Congress Routinely Ignores. Time is Up

| Posted: Jul 15, 2019 3:00 PM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. The congressional appropriations process is both complex and complicated. Of the 12 annual appropriations bills debated and negotiated in Congress, defense appropriations account for several hundred billion dollars of taxpayer spending each Read More…

Trump Teaches Democrats a Lesson on Education Choice

| Posted: Jul 15, 2019 2:03 PM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. President Trump schooled Democrats once again last month with the announcement by his Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, that the Obama-era Gainful Employment Rule (GER) is being scrapped.  The decision was made late Read More…

Democrats Are Eating Their Own: Let Them Feast Undistracted, Mr. President, and 2020 Is in the Bag

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) suggested the president “knock it down a notch” and “aim higher” with his comments on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and other progressive members of her squad in a Monday morning interview on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.” “Aim higher. We don’t need to know anything about them personally. Talk about Read More…

Politicians Are Under the Influence of Big Alcohol

| Posted: Jul 15, 2019 10:25 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a massive blow to legislatures that fell under the influence of none other than Big Alcohol itself. The Bench struck down Tennessee’s two-year in-state Read More…

Were President Trump’s Recent Tweets Racist?

There is a national outcry over the president’s tweets directed at “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all). . . .” From Hillary Clinton to rank and Read More…

San Francisco is beating farebeating with tactics NYC abandoned

Three months ago, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system that serves San Francisco and surrounding counties launched a “blitz” to deter morning rush-hour fare evasion at four stations. The results were startling: Proof-of-payment citations rose 13 percent, new ticket sales rose 10 percent, add-value transactions to existing tickets rose 29 percent and, most significantly, average Read More…