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The truth about direct primary care

Direct primary care agreements are a fee-for-service contract between health care providers and patients, and are meant to cover preventive, routine or preliminary office visits. Primary care clinics are independent doctors’ offices that do not accept insurance or bill third parties. There have been several of these arrangements made available to consumers in Montana during Read More…

Critical minerals and metals must come from Montana too

Our country has a great abundance of mineral resources used to manufacture goods of all kinds. For weapons systems and consumer electronics, the value alone is estimated at $6.2 trillion; however, because cumbersome regulations and permitting processes hamper mining, we now rely on foreign suppliers for more than half of our needs. The situation has Read More…

Guest view: Montana doesn’t need I-186

After reading David Brooks’ recent editorial, one thing is clear as a mountain stream: Propaganda will be the chosen vehicle in which Brooks and his supporters deliver Initiative 186 (I-186) to Montana in November. I suppose propaganda is expected in the support or opposition of any ballot initiative. However, the citizens of Montana deserve to Read More…

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Why the Christian Right has embraced Putin

Last week’s arrest of Marina Butina, the 29-year-old operative who allegedly wielded sex as a weapon to spy for Russia, revealed not one but two channels into American power pursued by Russian intelligence. We’ve known for a while now that the Russians have attempted to use the NRA, and America’s love affair with guns, to Read More…

Democratic Socialism Rising in the Age of Trump

X Story Stream recent articles PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn’t quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization’s values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S. senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press Read More…

1968 marked Americans’ retreat from civic life

The year 1968 is synonymous with political drama: The violence at the Democratic National Convention and the riots in more than 100 American cities, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the near-revolution in France, the Prague Spring, Khe Sanh and the Tet Offensive, Black Power at the Olympics, Enoch Read More…

Elon Musk is a total fraud

One disastrous tweet has finally revealed Elon Musk for what he is: a fraud. Enraged that a British cave diver called his idea to rescue the Thai soccer team for what it was — “a p.r. stunt [with] absolutely no chance of working” — Musk took to Twitter and called him a “pedo.” Just like Read More…

Putin Wins, Trump Second, Dems Still Nuts

Yes, President Trump screwed up in front of the whole world at the Helsinki Summit. But Democrats and the anti-Trump media have a much more serious long-term problem – they’re still out of their minds. They still actually think the Great Russian Collusion Hoax is going to win them the House and chase President Trump Read More…

Obama Denounces Trump’s 'Strongman Politics'—While Eulogizing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro Lover Nelson Mandela

“Speaking at an event honoring the late Nelson Mandela ahead of the 100th anniversary of his birth… former president Barack Obama lamented the rise of “strongman politics” and “the utter loss of shame” among political leaders who repeatedly lie… during a speech Tuesday in South Africa that was widely seen as aimed in part at Read More…

Cruz Is Right About the International Space Station

| Posted: Jul 21, 2018 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. It’s not often you hear Ted Cruz support keeping a government research program alive when the administration wants to defund it and turn it over to the private sector, but that is Read More…

Turning Luddite eco-imperialism into a virtue

Not every poor person in impoverished places around the world aspires to the modern living standards they see and hear about: indoor plumbing, electricity for lights, a refrigerator and stove, a paucity of disease-carrying insects, top-notch schools and hospitals, their children living past age five. But many do.  Not every poor African, Asian or Latin Read More…

Cruz Is Right on Space Station

| Posted: Jul 21, 2018 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. It’s not often you hear Ted Cruz support keeping a government research program alive when the administration wants to defund it and turn it over to the private sector, but that is Read More…

ABC Protects Verbally Host

Several weeks ago, ABC made a major public spectacle of firing Roseanne Barr for posting an offensive tweet about former Obama White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. Within hours of the tweet, Barr was removed from her successful show. Of course, on the program, Barr portrayed a Trump supporting middle class woman spouting traditional American Read More…

No, Team Trump doesn’t question the importance of breastfeeding

As pediatricians, US representatives at this year’s World Health Assembly in Geneva and supporters of breastfeeding throughout our professional careers, we were shocked to read recent headlines, in the New York Times and elsewhere, claiming that the Trump administration has somehow called into question the importance of breastfeeding for infants. The administration fully endorses breastfeeding, Read More…

Putin Speaks Code. Does Trump Understand?

X Story Stream recent articles Back when word first leaked that Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr. had met with a Russian lawyer and others offering dirt on Hillary Clinton, President Trump seemed to think he was supplying an exculpatory cover story. Flying home from Germany on Air Force One, Trump reportedly instructed Read More…

Get a Grip, Democrats

X Story Stream recent articles This week, The Washington Post published an op-ed headlined “It’s not wrong to compare Trump’s America to the Holocaust.” As with similar examples of this genre, it’s a sickening display of moral relativism that belittles the suffering and murder of millions in the service of some shortsighted and crass partisan Read More…

Time to Junk Racial Quotas in Higher Education

X Story Stream recent articles “It’s time for enlightened America to hit reset on affirmative action once and for all,” writes Columbia University linguistics professor John McWhorter in The American Interest. By affirmative action, of course, he means the racial quotas and preferences that most selective college and university admissions departments employ. “The reason America Read More…

What Are Democrats Running On?

X Story Stream recent articles The 2018 midterms are fast approaching, and Democrats are still crowing about the coming “blue wave.” If past is precedent, I suspect that this is just media-fueled propaganda. (Remember Hillary Clinton’s 98 percent certainty of winning the presidency?) There has been recent news about how Democrats lead Republicans in voter Read More…

Mark Zuckerberg Is Right

X Story Stream recent articles Political activists on the left are calling on Mark Zuckerberg to assume the role of censor on Facebook. Facebook has the right to allow or prohibit any content Facebook wants. The left can call on Facebook to do this, but it is a bad idea. Both Facebook and Zuckerberg are Read More…

Mark Zuckerberg Is Right

| Posted: Jul 20, 2018 2:33 PM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Political activists on the left are calling on Mark Zuckerberg to assume the role of censor on Facebook. Facebook has the right to allow or prohibit any content Facebook wants. The left Read More…

7 Reasons Why the Transgender Revolution Will Fail

I earnestly hope and pray that every child and adult struggling with gender identity issues will find wholeness, peace, and happiness from the inside out. I earnestly hope and pray that we will live to see the day when every person who feels trapped inside the wrong body will find internal resolution without hormones and Read More…

Showtime 'Fakes News' for the Left

| Posted: Jul 20, 2018 2:15 PM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. CBS’s pay-cable Showtime channel is the latest backer of con artist/”comedian” Sacha Baron Cohen’s performance art, as in the movies “Borat” and “Bruno.” It’s a new TV show called “Who Is America?” Read More…

Tax Law and the Cost of the Deep State

| Posted: Jul 20, 2018 2:02 PM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Upon reading a report entitled “Trump Tax Law Hurts Homeowners and Helps Real Estate Developers” prepared at the direction of and for Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, I became interested both in the Read More…

Who Is Betraying America?

X Story Stream recent articles Did US President Donald Trump commit treason in Helsinki when he met Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Should he be impeached? That is what his opponents claim. Former president Barack Obama’s CIA director John Brennan accused Trump of treason outright. Brennan tweeted, “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki Read More…

God Bless the 'Deep State'

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON — Before this hare-brained and reckless administration is history, the nation will have cause to celebrate the public servants derided by Trumpists as the supposed “deep state.” The term itself is propaganda, intended to cast a sinister light upon men and women whom Trump and his minions find annoyingly Read More…

Republican Voters Buoy Trump on Russia/Putin

X Story Stream recent articles As President Trump continues to stumble past his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week, Republican voters are handing him a lifeline. Though many GOP lawmakers have been critical of the president’s statements in Helsinki, party voters are registering their support for Trump’s handling of Putin. According Read More…

EDITORIAL: Trump seems to understand that diplomacy is rarely a quick fix

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Ours is not an age for reflection, patience and slow-dancing. Our age demands instant gratification. Sooner than that, if possible. Thus the slow-dancing in the latest exchange since the famous Singapore handshake, originating in a hand-carried letter to Pyongyang. The response came back in another hand-carried letter, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continuing Read More…

'Russian Collusion' by Saul Alinsky

Do you know Saul Alinsky? He was the mentor of most of the leading liberal politicians of our time- including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.  Alinsky was a radical Marxist strategist and community organizer. His leading “weapons” were weapons of mass distraction: misinformation, radical protest and blaming the other guy for whatever you (the liberal Read More…