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 By Lee Hamilton    Viewpoints    May 6, 2021 

Comments on congress: Summing Up Democracy

It's so easy, in the course of our day-to-day lives, to get caught up in the political preoccupations of the moment. What's the Senate going to do...

 

Letter: Racism Hysteria 2021

1692, two children in Salem; having delusions, muscle spasms and vomiting, accused women of bewitching them. Hysterical hunts found witches. Trials...

 

Letter: A Heads Up

In September, a thirty acre piece of ground along Highway 200 just west of the MDT equipment shop at about milepost 68.5 was sold to "Lost Moose...

 

Guest Opinion: Bills mix Socialism, Crony Capitalism

I didn't study political science in college. I'm a soil scientist. So when people sling political terms around, I have to look them up in Webster's...

 

Guest Editorial: Targeted COVID Package Will Reopen Our Economy

One year into this pandemic, Montanans are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our vaccines are safe and effective, COVID...

 

The Free Money Game: When Will Republicans Wise Up?

Every election cycle, you can count on Republican candidates promising to reduce the size and cost of government, and in general, getting government out of our businesses and out of our daily lives....

 

Commentary: Our legislative authority is being usurped

President Abraham Lincoln once said, "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we...

 

Letter: Thank You for Local Healthcare

I wanted to take a moment to write a word of thanks to our local medical folks at the Purview Clinic here in Lincoln. After several months of getting...

 

Letter: Duh!!!

In an attempt to block a punt, the defender jumps toward the kicker to block the ball. Untouched, the kicker falls as if struck by lightning. Why?...

 

Coments on Congress: Our Country Rests on People Doing the Right Thing

As the events of the past few months have unfolded, I have often found myself wondering what our Founders would have made of it all. Impossible to...

 

Op/Ed: Legislature's attack on public hunters

The Montana Legislature is leveling one of the most aggressive attacks on public hunters we've ever seen under the guise of protecting gun rights. HJ...

 

Opinion: If It's Not Broke, Don't Fix It

Critical Thinking is the OBJECTIVE analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgement. It is a core academic skill and arguably a core life skill as well. Unfortunately, critical...

 

Letter: Other facts to consider

Dear readers: I wish to express my viewpoint in light of Don Niemeir's opinion and words to me in the January 28th BVD. I appreciated his candid...

 

Letter: Thank you for Vaccination Clinic

I would like to give a big shout out and thank you to all the personnel from Helena and those in Lincoln who made the drive-thru COVID-19 clinic...

 

Commentary: Another bill to weigh in on Outfitter bill would forever change Montana hunting

Do you hunt with out of state family and friends? Do you hunt private lands without an outfitter or guide? Have you been applying for a Missouri...

 

Letter: All about politics

Letter to the Editor: Dr. Neimeir made several good points in his letter in response to Liz's, but the one that I feel compelled to echo, endorse,...

 

Letter: This bill is dangerous for Montanans

Sportsmen Beware. SB-143 Montana voters passed I-161 in 2010 to limit guaranteed outfitter tags. The current legislature (sponsor Jason Ellsworth (R)...

 

Op-Ed: Expanding access to affordable health care

If the past year's challenges posed by the pandemic have taught us anything, it's that Montanans in all corners of the state need increased, more...

 

Letter: Gathering concerns: a response

Dear Liz Cain, Your response to my Christmas letter has just been brought to my attention. My first reaction was, aren't you glad that we both live...

 

The New President's Toughest Job: A Polarized America

If the months since the November elections have shown us anything, it’s that the US is more deeply divided than we’ve experienced in a very long...

 

Letter: What a difference a couple weeks can make  

We know most folks that come in our little country store, the rest are strangers for only a short time. Wearing a disguise or a mask, alarm bells woul...

 

Op-ed: State Parks see record year

As one of the most challenging years in Montana history comes to a close, we want to call Montanans' attention to the important role our state parks...

 

Letter: Don't encourage gatherings

Don Niemeir, what is wrong with you? Maybe you should stick to preaching the gospel, which I hear you're very good at, because you seem to know...

 

Letter: Christian Nation

Tomorrow we celebrate the most important day in the history of the world and the holiest day in the Christian world: The birth of Jesus Christ. My one hope is that as a Christian nation, we can do a...

 

Letter: Companion animals

Dear Editor, America is suffering from a mental health tragedy. Forty percent of Americans – and a whopping 75 percent of young adults – are...

 

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