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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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Andrew Yang: Being the free-money guy won't hurt me

CLOSE Democratic candidate Andrew Yang talks about beating President Donald Trump and funding universal basic income by going after companies like Amazon. USA TODAY Seemingly out of nowhere, entrepreneur Andrew Yang has risen into the top tier of Democrats seeking their party’s 2020 presidential nomination. Known as a cheerful doomsayer, Yang, 44, is promoting a Read More…

Why Reparations Talk Is Harmful

Three Democratic candidates for president, Julian Castro, Cory Booker and Marianne Williamson, have declared support for the idea of slavery reparations. A number of others have said they’d vote for a bill sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee to create a Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals For African-Americans Act. Still other candidates have been Read More…

Earth Worship And Climate Confessions

| Posted: Sep 20, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Gaianism is alive and well in what we call Western civilization. In advance of the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23, leftists are actively practicing their faith. Man has despoiled Read More…

The Smearing of Brett Kavanaugh Is an Attack on the Supreme Court

In the end, the Democrats’ smearing of Brett Kavanaugh is about delegitimizing the Supreme Court — the only institution that will inhibit the progressive agenda no matter who wins elections. In the mind of Democrats, conservative justices aren’t merely wrong; they’re nefarious, racist and extremist. So it’s not surprising that virtually any smear against Kavanaugh Read More…

The Passion of Zealots

| Posted: Sep 20, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. A young person concerned about climate change joined 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg at a congressional hearing this past week. Jamie Margolin is 17 and part of a lawsuit filed by children Read More…

The Left's Kavanaugh Smear Implodes — Again

| Posted: Sep 20, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Believe it or not, it was a year ago that a constellation of left-wing activist groups cooked up a series of outlandish lies designed to keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court. Read More…

Still waiting for Dems to apologize to Kavanaugh

It’s now been four days since The New York Times corrected — er, retracted — its attack against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Turns out the “new allegation” isn’t supported by the victim, a fact conveniently left out of the story. And still Kamala Harris, Liz Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Julian Castro, Cory Booker and Pete Buttigieg haven’t Read More…

Kids teach lessons on climate, politics: Today's Toon

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Kids teach lessons on climate, politics: Today’s Toon Want to keep up with USA TODAY’s editorial cartoons? Bookmark this page. We’ll update it frequently. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A Read More…

The Fallacy That Trump Acted With 'Corrupt Intent'

COMMENTARY X Story Stream recent articles Corey Lewandowski’s congressional testimony this week — confirming that President Trump had directed him to contact Attorney General Sessions and ask that the Mueller investigation be shut down — excited interest among some commentators. For them, this confirmed that the president had obstructed justice by engaging in a corrupt Read More…

Joe Kennedy to Challenge Sen. Markey in Primary

X Story Stream recent articles BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America’s most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the state’s Democratic primary in 2020. A person with knowledge of Kennedy’s plans told The Associated Press that Kennedy Read More…

Trump's Total Culture War

X Story Stream recent articles Donald Trump is waging a nonstop, all-encompassing war against progressive culture, in magnitude analogous to what 19th-century Germans once called a Kulturkampf. As a result, not even former President George W. Bush has incurred the degree of hatred from the left that is now directed at Trump. For most of Read More…

Cultural Appropriation Has Become a Tedious Subject

X Story Stream recent articles Fashion brand Carolina Herrera has been unfairly dragged on the carpet of shame for creating an elegant gown adorned with Mexican motifs. The charge, “cultural appropriation,” was made by no less a person of authority than Mexico’s cultural minister. Cultural appropriation is typically defined as the use of one culture’s Read More…

Kirk, the Best Brother Ever, R.I.P.

X Story Stream recent articles My brother, Kirk Randolph Elder, died suddenly and unexpectedly, 16 days before his 70th birthday. He and Tresta, his wife of 41 years, had planned a trip to Hawaii, where they were going to celebrate Kirk’s birthday. Kirk was a retired supervisor at an oil refinery, and we were extremely Read More…

Congress is letting Trump decide what it can investigate. This is bigger than Lewandowski.

Chris Truax, Opinion columnist Published 3:15 a.m. ET Sept. 19, 2019 Lewandowski’s performance can’t go unchallenged. It will set a precedent for what happens to those who openly defy Congress, or for what doesn’t. It’s official. Corey Lewandowski is contemptuous of Congress. He’s also in contempt of Congress. That’s serious enough and it can — and Read More…

Hacking your way through climate change: Today's Toon

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Hacking your way through climate change: Today’s Toon Want to keep up with USA TODAY’s editorial cartoons? Bookmark this page. We’ll update it frequently. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A Read More…

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…

Trump Will End California Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California’s authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. Conservative and free-market groups have been asked to attend a formal announcement of the rollback set for Wednesday Read More…

Money From Nothing: Democrats' Socialism for Free

X Story Stream recent articles The Green New Deal, free college, free universal health care, universal basic income, the elimination of student debt, bailouts for unfunded government worker pensions and other ideas animating the new socialist wing of the Democrat Party leave most Americans scratching their heads: Where could they possibly get the money for that? Trillions upon Read More…