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 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...

 

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...

 

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