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Montana Viewpoint

Now that the election season is full upon us, I, like you, have had my mailbox jammed full with...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    October 1, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

Attorney General Bill Barr and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have been using extraordinary...

 

Montana Viewpoint

It is hard for me to understand why many politicians are able to abandon principle in order to get...

 

Montana Viewpoint

It was a stirring sight to see the beautifully illuminated White House from the South Lawn, all...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 20, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

I love the Post Office as much as I love the flag that flies over it. In every city or small town...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 6, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

As I read of the use of federal officers sent to Portland against the wishes of the Governor of...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

Pretty soon it looks like we are going to have to add a new group of people to the increasingly...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

“The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones.” – William...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 25, 2020

Montana Viewpoint: Facing my own racism

nd I were playing pool and drinking beer in a bar in South Florida. We were both 17, and should not...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 11, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

We are at a good place in history, and we are at that good place because we are facing adversity...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 28, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

Do you remember that day — March 30, 1981 — when President Ronald Reagan was shot? Do you...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 14, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

President Trump doesn’t like the Post Office. It isn’t because he doesn’t like standing in...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 30, 2020

Montana Viewpoint: OUr money or your life

I cribbed — and modified — that line from an old radio show, the Jack Benny Hour. Benny was a no...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 16, 2020

Montana Viewpoint: They also serve who only stand and wait

It is not often that we, as a nation, are able to come together to help each other—those we know...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 2, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

“A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.” ­— George W. Bush September 11,...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

I could write about coronavirus about which I know little, or politics about which I know too much,...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

It was in 1991, I think, when I was a member of the Montana House of Representatives, there was a bi...

 

Montana Viewpoint

“As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Well, it has come to this; President Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives and...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

As you know, the impartiality of decisions and observations of members of the U.S. intelligence...

 

Montana Viewpoint: Vigilante lawlessness

A Washington state representative, Matt Shea, a Republican representing Spokane Valley, has been...

 

Montana Viewpoint

How can two different people have totally opposite opinions on the same thing? Well, it’s pretty...

 

Montana Viewpoint

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...

 

Montana Viewpoint

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

 

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