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Shootings aren't only about mental illness

We hear that near weekly firearm mass murder in the United States is due to untreated, poorly treated or unrecognized mental illness such a… Read more

Case is about free speech, decency

The reporting on the upcoming Gersh v Anglin federal case is very important. Federal Judge Dana Christensen, in my opinion only, was exactl… Read more

Football game stolen from players

I just watched a football game played by young men battling hard to win a big one for their schools. Read more

Off-leash dog was chasing wildlife

To the walker whose brindle dog was chasing deer on the Lincoln Wood trail last Thursday afternoon: Read more

'Mob' label has antagonistic history

For the benefit of those misinformed citizens who subscribe to Donald Trump's characterization of Democrats as a "mob," the last time this … Read more

Trump does nothing worth admiring

Ed Kugler (letter, Nov. 15), you can't be serious! Read more



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Native Ecosystems Council seeks to stop massive sagebrush and juniper burning project in southwest Montana

The Bureau of Land Management wants to burn 30,600 acres of sagebrush in southwest Montana. In a nutshell we are suing to stop the burning … Read more

The president’s war on transgender people

President Trump doesn’t have many long suits and, most assuredly, making policy on the basis of science, evidence and truth is not among th… Read more

SNAP helps support veterans at home

Dr. Gerry Fairbrother, fellow RESULTS anti-poverty lobbyist in Santa Fe, sent me the following letter, which he has tried unsuccessfully to… Read more

Commentary: All Trump's tacky guys

Harvey Levin's gossip juggernaut TMZ reported Wednesday that Michael Avenatti, nattily dressed lawyer for Stormy Daniels, had been arrested on domestic violence charges. The article set off alarms. Initially it claimed the victim of Avenatti's alleged abuse was his estranged second wife, Lisa Storie. Storie issued a statement denying TMZ's tale. For good measure, Avenatti's first wife also ... Read more

Commentary: For sheep's sake, ditch wool this holiday season

Sheep are such gentle individuals that children sing nursery rhymes about them and adults count them to help us doze off. Yet when we buy wool sweaters and winter coats, we are supporting a violent industry that leaves these animals broken and bloody. Surprised? In the past four years, PETA and its international affiliates have exposed the global wool industry's systemic cruelty to sheep on ... Read more

Commentary: 'Medicare for All'? A grim prognosis

Now that Democrats are poised to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January, taxpayers can expect a major push to achieve the "progressive" goal of total government control over American health care. Their leading legislative proposals for government-controlled health system - H.R.676 and S. 1804 - are broadly similar. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), leader of the "Medicare ... Read more

Commentary: Quitting Facebook: isolating, yet 'oddly' freeing

I was a regular Facebook user for about 10 years, and I still keep an account open that I check from time to time. But, shortly after my children were born, I decided that using Facebook was not helping me to live my life in a meaningful way and might have been adding to my re-emerging feelings of depression. So, after a few false starts, I stopped using it. I found that after I quit, I really ... Read more

Commentary: Grieving fire like a local

When the Woolsey fire jumped the 101, my wife and I were 40 miles away in West Hollywood. Our two daughters were busy with their college lives in Portland, Ore., and New Orleans. But at the moment that Kanan Dume Road was set aflame, those separate worlds all telescoped in on a seven-mile stretch of land that is among the most picturesque in the world: north Malibu. My wife, Lynn, and I had ... Read more

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Montana's legislators must reauthorize Medicaid expansion

Montana legislators met in Helena this past week to attend orientation for the 2019 session that will begin in just a few short weeks, and … Read more

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Case is about free speech, decency

The reporting on the upcoming Gersh v Anglin federal case is very important. Federal Judge Dana Christensen, in my opinion only, was exactl… Read more

Football game stolen from players

I just watched a football game played by young men battling hard to win a big one for their schools. Read more

Off-leash dog was chasing wildlife

To the walker whose brindle dog was chasing deer on the Lincoln Wood trail last Thursday afternoon: Read more

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Commentary: 'Medicare for All'? A grim prognosis

Now that Democrats are poised to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January, taxpayers can expect a major push to achieve the "progressive" goal of total government control over American health care. Their leading legislative proposals for government-controlled health system - H.R.676 and S. 1804 - are broadly similar. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), leader of the "Medicare ... Read more

Commentary: Quitting Facebook: isolating, yet 'oddly' freeing

I was a regular Facebook user for about 10 years, and I still keep an account open that I check from time to time. But, shortly after my children were born, I decided that using Facebook was not helping me to live my life in a meaningful way and might have been adding to my re-emerging feelings of depression. So, after a few false starts, I stopped using it. I found that after I quit, I really ... Read more

Commentary: Grieving fire like a local

When the Woolsey fire jumped the 101, my wife and I were 40 miles away in West Hollywood. Our two daughters were busy with their college lives in Portland, Ore., and New Orleans. But at the moment that Kanan Dume Road was set aflame, those separate worlds all telescoped in on a seven-mile stretch of land that is among the most picturesque in the world: north Malibu. My wife, Lynn, and I had ... Read more