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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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Beware the 'Inclusive Language' Minefield

| Posted: Jul 19, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. In the most liberal cities in America, the goal of maximum “inclusion” often requires an energetic scrubbing of language, especially gender terms. This week in California, the Berkeley City Council voted to Read More…

National Train a Teacher Day

This weekend hundreds of teachers across the country will be getting training to carry concealed handguns at school. July 20th is National Train a Teacher Day with free training being offered for teachers by 239 instructors in 42 states. The training is being offered even in states that don’t yet allow teachers to carry at Read More…

Trump and America Vs. the Commie Quad Squad

In one sense, the Commie Quad Squad (CQS) has done us all a favor by flushing out the extremism of the Democratic Party for conspicuous public display. House Leader Nancy Pelosi is quaking in her boots, realizing that it is getting increasingly difficult to hide her party’s radicalism from American voters, many of whom still Read More…

A Blood Accounting

| Posted: Jul 19, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. The other day on MSNBC, Nicole Wallace asked her guest, Rep. Karen Bass, about President Donald Trump: “Other than endangering the lives of those four congresswomen that he targeted in those racist Read More…

Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee Are Right on 9-11 Bill

| Posted: Jul 19, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Senators Rand Paul, my former boss, and Mike Lee have created a firestorm this week because they blocked Senate consideration of a 9-11 responder bill that aids those suffering from illnesses or Read More…

Pin The Male And The Honky

Dr. Kimberly Cook, a Sociology and Criminology professor at UNC Wilmington, has written an op-ed piece that ostensibly seeks to explain the high rates of “violence in low-income communities” in our hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. Under normal circumstances, I ignore political screeds written by my Marxist colleagues. However, this recent op-ed is so mired Read More…

George Will's Guide to Conserving the Founders' Liberalism

X Story Stream recent articles Patrick Deneen’s disdainful review last month in the Washington Post of George Will’s splendid new book, “The Conservative Sensibility,” reasserts fashionable misconceptions about liberalism, conservatism, and America. The review — and, more importantly, the book — provide an occasion to clarify the character of the conservatism that takes its bearings Read More…

Going Slow Turkey From Donald Trump

X Story Stream recent articles This summer, I’m taking a tip from the Chantix turkey. You may have seen the ads for Chantix, a drug claiming to help people stop smoking gradually. The turkey character is seen trying to quit cigarettes in a calm, slow manner rather than going “cold turkey.” The mellow Galliforme calmly Read More…

How Big Pharma plays games with drug patents and how to combat it

The Editorial Board, USA TODAY Published 6:23 p.m. ET July 18, 2019 | Updated 6:29 p.m. ET July 18, 2019 CLOSE America’s patent system should reward innovation, not lawyering: Our view President Donald Trump came into office promising to do something about the inflated prices Americans pay for prescription drugs. He considered limiting rebates to the middlemen Read More…

PhRMA: Patents yield real benefits for patients

James Stansel, Opinion contributor Published 6:25 p.m. ET July 18, 2019 CLOSE Not only would weaker patent protections limit investment, they’d also reduce competition: Opposing view Patients need help paying for their medicines at the pharmacy counter, and the pharmaceutical industry wants to be part of the solution, but undermining the patent system is the Read More…

The Squad is blowing it and other commentary

Campus watch: Accused Students Deserve a Fair Hearing Decisions by the federal Sixth and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal have sided with accused students and stressed the notion that all students are entitled to a “fair” hearing in campus sexual-assault cases, reports KC Johnson at City Journal. That includes giving the accused the right to Read More…

Apollo 11 anniversary: Today's Toon

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Presented by Charter Communications: Far-Left Perils; Will on Conservatism; Eleanor's Call to Duty

X Story Stream recent articles Good morning, it’s Thursday, July 18, 2019. On this date 79 years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for the third time. His reelection wasn’t assured, and even running for a third term was an extraordinary break with American history. But the times, as one beloved Democrat Read More…

The News Cycle Without Trump's Tweets

X Story Stream recent articles Let’s pretend President Trump didn’t tweet. Let’s live in a universe where the president of the United States didn’t see fit to insert himself into every controversy, to comment on every passing event, to blast out his inner monologue before tens of millions of Americans each morning — often in Read More…

Defund Lutherans for Open Borders Now!

X Story Stream recent articles If you were shocked by the images of the Mexican flag flying over an Aurora, Colorado, immigration detention center this weekend, you’ll be appalled at an even more disgusting spectacle: One of the top promoters of the so-called Lights for Liberty nationwide protests by Trump-hating, ICE-bashing radicals was a nonprofit Read More…

Dems Want Another Chunk of Your Paycheck

X Story Stream recent articles Democrats see your paycheck as fair game for their endless social improvement projects. Every Democrat vying for the White House backs federal legislation that would guarantee workers nearly three months of paid family medical leave every year to care for newborns and the sick. Sounds wonderful. Who doesn’t want to Read More…

Online Freedom of Speech Threatened by Silicon Valley Elites

COMMENTARY X Story Stream recent articles In 2016 Gizmodo wrote an exposé that sent shockwaves through the social media universe. An investigative reporter had discovered that employees who monitored Facebook’s trending topics were intentionally purging conservative stories from appearing in the module. “I think that there’s a selection bias,” Gizmodo technology editor Michael Nunez told Read More…

Congress Grills Big Tech Over Competition, Money and Power

X Story Stream recent articles Big Tech faced tough questions Tuesday as federal lawmakers focused on issues of potentially anticompetitive behavior by technology giants and expressed bipartisan skepticism over Facebook’s plan for a new digital currency. Companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon have long enjoyed nearly unbridled growth and a mythic stature as Read More…

House Passes Resolution Condemning Trump Tweets

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump’s Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn’t “a racist bone in my body.” Two days after Trump tweeted that four Read More…