The three of us have known each other dating back a half century when Dorothy Bradley and Bob Brown were young legislators and Marc Racicot was emerging as a top prosecuting attorney. Over the decades we have been fierce competitors as well as staunch allies in the rough and tumble arena of …

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Like most Montanans, I have friends among the checkers and baggers at the grocery store where my wife and I do our shopping. We touch base weekly about everything from high school sports to the pandemic.

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If you knew your employer was defrauding their customers, would you come forward? Would you risk termination or being blackballed? House Bill 64 will solve this issue by protecting consumers and preventing retaliation against whistleblowers.

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Whether we realize it or not, garbage is an important thing to us. If it wasn’t, we wouldn’t make so much of it! And all that garbage is generated by us freely acquiring goods in an incredibly competitive free marketplace, where choice is everywhere and the consumer is king.

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Eddie Mulick was the first person I met when I moved to Trout Creek, and that was largely because he owned, what his matchbooks proclaimed was, “The Wayside Bar--finest bar in Trout Creek”. It was also the only bar.

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It is apparent that the Bicoastal and D.C “elites” despise Middle America. Unfortunately, they are now the policy makers for the whole country. President Biden seems obliged to appease the elites at the expense of the rest of the country. Biden has signed a record number of 37 executive orde…

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When Travis Kavulla and I were still serving on the PSC, we often made the point that protected utility monopolies like NorthWestern Energy were dedicated to “privatizing their profits by socializing their risks.” Profit — based on efficiency, performance and hard work — is a very good thing…

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An article in the Helena Independent Record on Tuesday February 2nd, relayed that Senator Tester had reportedly written a letter to President Biden asking him to reconsider Keystone XL. Senator Tester called the pipeline “a powerful economic driver for Montana.” The article went on to say, “…

Not long ago I stumbled across an interesting factoid about constitutions. Of all sovereign states with constitutions around the world, only half have been functioning for more than 19 years.

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Every word has a definition and you can look that up in a dictionary and call that definition the gospel truth. But many words also have emotions attached to them which are harder to define because they are unique to the individual who feels them.