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There was once a colorful character named Bat O’Callahan who lived near my home town of Trout...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Of all the petty annoyances in life, few things seem to set people to fuming and fussing more than...

 

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The worst thing about a Congressional closed-door hearing is that the opposition does not get any...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Maybe the most interesting thing about Columbus’s “discovery” of America was that he thought...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    October 3, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

“Why do men fight who were born to be brothers?” was the question posed by Confederate General...

 

Montana Viewpoint

It was fascinating last week to watch as British legislators did what American legislators would be...

 

Montana Viewpoint

“Any company that has a union probably deserves one.” “We didn’t need a union, Millar took...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

Years ago, when I was on the board of directors of my local hospital, I attended a seminar on the...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Amazon goes on welfare

When a large company decides to expand or move its headquarters it takes many factors into...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

A crowd chants “send her back” referring to a United States congresswoman. They reason that beca...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 11, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

Representative Justin Amash, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, may be the most principled man in American...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 27, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

An inflammatory statement by an Oregon state senator has encouraged a militia organization to...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

Ideological purity and consistency of opinion over time are two standards to which many Americans...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

There is concern among many conservatives about the “liberal bias” of the “mainstream...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

I suppose I shouldn’t be any more surprised than most taxpaying Americans to discover that I paid...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

In the early 1990s I was at a county fair when an elderly fellow — a WW II veteran and a Democrat...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

It was January 1991. I was a second term legislator who, for a reason I can’t remember, wanted to...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

I was thinking this morning of the shrill sounds, threats and recriminations coming out of our...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

I am writing this on St. Patrick’s Day, the celebration of Irish culture enjoyed by all Americans...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

When does an Executive Order usurp the constitutional powers of Congress? Certainly when it directs...

 

Money for Nothing

There is no other nation whose citizens are better equipped to make moral judgments about total...

 

Montana Viewpoint

The Republican controlled Montana Legislature is changing its rules in order to forbid the posting...

 

Montana Viewpoint

“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal….” My very being...

 

Montana Viewpoint

If you are involved at all in running a government, the first thing you need to learn is the Law of...

 

Montana Viewpoint

If you want to get the attention of the powers that be, you have to do something radical to call...

 

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