When does an Executive Order usurp the Constitutional powers of Congress? Certainly when it directs distribution of funds for a purpose that has not been approved by Congress.

When I decided to start doing CD reviews I thought it would be fun to get a sense of what music our readers wanted to hear about. After posting a poll on Facebook, it was clear that you wanted a classic rock album review.

A District Court judge in Montana recently ordered a halt to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which could transport 800,000 barrels of crude oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast each day once completed. 

This fall, the Trump administration rolled back an Obama-era rule that regulates methane emissions from oil and natural gas production on federal lands. 

There is no other nation whose citizens are better equipped to make moral judgements about total strangers than Americans. After all, a good part of the first Europeans here were the Puritans whose religion was based on what one skeptic said was “The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, ma…

For a decade or more our Montana legislature has grappled with the increasing need to renovate both Romney Hall on the MSU campus in Bozeman and the Montana Historical Society museum facility in Helena.

My wife and I got the news on May 30, 1989. Our full term nine-month old son was dead. Karen had not felt the baby move in a couple of days and when she checked into the hospital to deliver our son the worst news ever was reported; our son was dead. Something had happened. Somehow tragically…

I am breathing a sigh of relief as the seventh annual Cattlemen’s Ball comes to a close and another successful event is in the books! 

I’ve been enjoying the recent patch of typical sub-zero Montana winter weather. The colder the snow, the easier it is to shovel. It was lucky that Rocky Creek was frozen over when 39 train cars derailed last week, dumping over 4000 pounds of coal into it, or the whole Gallatin watershed coul…

It was an interesting week to have two carbon tax bills to deal with global warming. A couple mornings when I was walking to the Capitol, I was considering sponsoring a bill to make everyone own a SUV to warm things up a bit. In all seriousness, I hope everyone is keeping safe and warm in th…

This week, the Montana Public Education Center (MT-PEC) sent a representative to the Montana Senate Education Committee to oppose student safety legislation which has received bipartisan support. 

The Republican controlled Montana Legislature is changing its rules in order to forbid the posting of “legal reviews” on the Legislature’s website. This is good news for Rep. Greg DeVries, (R-Jefferson City) who has introduced a bill to abolish Montana’s compulsory education requirement. (Wh…

The first weeks of the legislature were filled with many clean-up bills, often passing with between 70 and 100 percent support. Now the House floor debates are getting more spirited and the decisions to vote yea or nay are a little more difficult to make on complicated issues.

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Journalism has taken some serious hits in the past few weeks. First, the Catholic School teens in Washington DC wearing the “MAGA” hats and all of the misreporting. Second, the massive layoff of journalists by our country’s largest newspaper owner, Gannet.

A recent news release posted on a website bearing the Beef Checkoff Logo and titled, “Beef Demand . . . It’s Been A Very Good Year” states that “2018 retail beef demand is 15 percent higher than in January 2012.”