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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...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Those philosophers who have wrestled with the concept of truth for centuries can take a break now...

 

Montana Viewpoint

You may have heard about it. A couple of days ago two black men in hoodies drove up to the Boston...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Most times I make my decision how to vote on a ballot initiative by looking to see what groups...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

One of my favorite expressions is “often wrong, never in doubt.” I like to think it doesn’t...

 

Montana Viewpoint

An article in the October 2018 Atlantic (“Is Democracy Dying?”) points out that one of the...

 

Montana Viewpoint

It’s Labor Day, but organized labor doesn’t seem to be doing so well. Since 2012 six state...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 23, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

The word “socialism” is getting tossed around a lot these days without much thought for what it...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

As November elections loom in America different forces are at work in both major political parties...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 26, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

As I think of America’s current political impasse(es) there are two quotes that come to mind....

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Now is a good time — a very important time — for Americans to remember the saga of “Tail...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

The proposed Republican budget for 2019 is being formulated and there are some serious cuts that...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 14, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Remember that quaint little notion called usury? If you’ve ever borrowed money or used a credit...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 31, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Last week I visited the site of the Battle of Rosebud Creek on the Crow Reservation in Big Horn...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Last week was Public Service Recognition Week, an event that seems to have largely gone unnoticed...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Buildings have a way of disappearing where I live. They rot, burn, atomize and move. I have an...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 19, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Often, when I sit down to write, I have to search for a topic. It’s common for me to write three...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 5, 2018

Montana Viewpoint: A wink and a nod

Political wisdom; “Never put in writing what you can communicate by speaking, and never speak...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 22, 2018

Montana Viewpoint: I can't figure it out

I have been giving some thought to the beliefs of some—such as the Bundy clan of the aptly named t...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Harry Truman's load of hay

As a fourth grader, when the siren heralded the air raid drill I dutifully crawled under my desk...

 

Montana Viewpoint: Disparaging immigrants - A proud tradition

They were dumb and dirty drunkards, they did not love America, they worshipped a foreign god, they...

 

Montana Viewpoint: Maybe it's in the genes

In Australia the name of Keith Murdoch is revered as the man who had Australian and New Zealand...

 

Montana Viewpoint: Patriotism or Politics?

When I read the news that the United States government had shut down, my first thought was, “How...

 

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