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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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Time To Junk Racial Quotas In Higher Education

| Posted: Jul 20, 2018 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. “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 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…

Putin’s Russia Is No Friend Of Ours

| Posted: Jul 20, 2018 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Under the Trump administration, it seems every meeting or statement by the president is the most ‘destabilizing attack on our democracy’ yet, at least if you were to follow some of the Read More…

Trump Stands His Ground on Putin

“Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Under the Constitution, these are the offenses for which presidents can be impeached. And to hear our elites, Donald Trump is guilty of them all. Trump’s refusal to challenge Vladimir Putin’s claim at Helsinki — that his GRU boys did not hack Hillary Clinton’s campaign — has Read More…

Stop funding UN agencies that welcome the PLO

Last month, two UN agencies, whose membership is limited to sovereign countries, gave a “member state” seat to the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Under a law passed with overwhelming and bipartisan support in Congress over two decades ago, that means these UN bodies can no longer get taxpayer funding. Yet US contributions continue — along with Read More…

How to win a scholarship – and become a Cuomo stooge

Students who got Gov. Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarships may have an easier time paying their college bills, but who knew there’d be political strings attached? Turns out the scholarship kids have been getting calls from Cuomo campaigners, asking them to endorse the gov in ads by describing how the awards helped them. By law, the government Read More…

Don’t let lowered math standards become a trend

This is worrisome: CUNY seems to have adopted Team de Blasio’s fondness for dropping standards in schools. As The Post reported this week, City University officials scrapped the requirement for freshmen to have passed Algebra 2 (trigonometry) in high school or take remedial classes. Most students, they say, don’t need it for later courses. As Read More…

Putin’s goons must never be allowed to question US citizens

President Trump did the right thing by finally rejecting Vladimir Putin’s outrageous proposal to let his intelligence goons question US citizens, including a former ambassador to Moscow. Let’s hope he truly understands how unacceptable the idea is. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Thursday claimed Putin had made the proposal “in all sincerity.” Nonsense: Read More…

The Senate Protects Our Freedoms

X Story Stream recent articles Based upon census bureau projections, 69 percent of all Americans are projected to live in the 16 largest states. Given the uncertainties of predicting how people will live in an era of self-driving cars and other cultural changes, the precise numbers may be a bit off. But, it is certainly Read More…

Foreigners Boycott Trump's America

X Story Stream recent articles Are President Trump’s threats and insults against our allies just an obnoxious negotiating tactic? It hardly matters, because they haven’t worked. And it’s worse than not working. Trump has turned “made in America” into consumer poison around the globe. Trump is not content to wage a simple war on trade, Read More…

The next phase in America’s War on Poverty

“Based on historical standards of material well-being and the terms of engagement, our War on Poverty is largely over and a success.” That’s from a new report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Naturally, the announcement triggered a certain amount of incredulity. Had the CEA visited the nation’s poorer urban, exurban and rural Read More…

EDITORIAL: A grand night for baseball

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Baseball is the reason God made summer. Summer stretches out with the solace and symmetry of a long fly ball to deep center field, climbing ever higher and hanging in the sky as if the afternoon could go on forever. Whether watching a ball game from a box seat on the third-base line or Read More…

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…

EDITORIAL: Religious intolerance on the left

ANALYSIS/OPINION: George Washington, who saw at first hand the limitations of surmise, conjecture and theory, nailed it. “Reason and experience,” he said, “both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” This has always been the settled belief in the cathedrals and temples of the City on the Hill, Read More…

EDITORIAL: Despite protests by allies, the U.S. agrees to ignore several trouble spots

ANALYSIS/OPINION: John Bolton, the president’s national security adviser, has completed a meeting in Moscow to talk about an agenda for the Trump-Putin agenda later this month in Helsinki, and the talk was about “strategic stability in the world, control over nuclear weapons and, in general, a disarmament dossier.” A spokesman for the Russians says they Read More…

EDITORIAL: Opportunity in Helsinki

ANALYSIS/OPINION: There’s something about Helsinki, dark and cold in winter but bright and sunny in summer, that lends itself to meetings of global importance. The usually sleepy Finnish capital hard by the Russian border made its debut on the world stage in 1975, when it was host to a 35-nation meeting that changed the course Read More…

EDITORIAL: Justice Kennedy exit gives Trump a rare opportunity to realign the nation's courts

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Justice Anthony Kennedy finally announced his long-awaited and highly anticipated exit from the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, enabling President Trump to appoint a steady conservative successor. The High Court is stuck, like a needle on an old phonograph record, with a succession of 5 to 4 decisions reflecting the deep and unbridgeable division Read More…