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Montana’s 68th legislature is in session and is considering over 1300 bills to date.  Most of us will only take note of a few high-profile bills that will have a direct and immediate impact on our lives.  For example, tax relief bills, a couple of which will pass with little opposition.  How… Read Article Be wary of SJ 2

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Whether you are for or against the Convention of States, please take a moment to read this and consider heavily what I have to say. I was at the Helena Capital building to absorb the words of others and testify against the COS. As I listened to those in support, I could feel the strength of … Read Article COS: Ignorance is bliss

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Government has an obligation to make our lives better. Will congress enact more corporate tax cuts now that Republicans have taken control of the House of Representatives? Will they extend current corporate tax cuts? How about tax cuts for the rest of us? That's right, the 95% of us who do n… Read Article Tax burden takes a toll

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I am encouraged by the outcome of the midterm elections. Not because all the candidates and ballot issues I voted for succeeded, but because winners and losers alike were for the most part, gracious and accepted the will of the people. Civility may be making a comeback in politics. In my opi… Read Article Time to move on

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Independent U.S. House candidate Gary Buchanan is for “common sense solutions.” He was advocated for in the Boulder Monitor. Should I vote for him? For what solutions will he, Gary, advocate? “...without the shackles of partisanship...” Smart prhase, but for what bills will he vote? He will … Read Article Buchanan: is he for war or peace?

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What a proud legacy our pioneering Montana ancestors bequeathed to us. Our forebears were resilient, determined, hardworking and tough. Tough as in Western cowboy tough; they had the sort of strength books have been written about. Hardy souls who never have accepted being told, “you can’t ma… Read Article “Can’t”? I don’t think so

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I’m going to combine two stories, one fictional and one real. In the 1999 fictional film, The Green Mile, the “green mile” referred to the stretch of green linoleum that death row inmates walked to Louisiana’s electric chair. When I was a kid, my father used to refer to cash as “long green.”… Read Article The Long Green Mile

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In 2017, in Miller, South Dakota (pop. 1366), a group of young people decided they wanted to start an indoor movie theater. The city’s last film house, the Princess Theater, had closed in 1991, and the Midway Drive In was open only in the summer. Read Article “They” are us

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Montana now has a newly drawn eastern congressional district! As the campaign season heats up in advance of the Nov. 8 general election, we have the opportunity to elect a true leader. This leader is campaigning about common-sense solutions. He is committed to building a united Montana in wh… Read Article Clancy woman supports Buchanan

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