From the Editor

From the Editor
Thu, May 06, 2021
By Evelyn Pyburn In gathering up the latest on some of the actions of the state legislature, some observations just couldn’t be avoided…. One positive that will hopefully emerge from the COVID crisis is the understanding that state and federal laws in general are barriers to efficient, prompt and affordable health care. That President Trump and now the Montana state legislature has interceded to eliminate many of the bureaucratic barriers to healthcare is nothing but good. But, l...
By Evelyn Pyburn If we the citizens of the US are to have free speech, without which there is...
No person shall be deprived of the right to examine documents or to observe the deliberations of...
By Evelyn Pyburn Good grief. One can hardly imagine why anyone in the US can doubt the qualit...
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Thursday, May 06, 2021 Press Room
The Center Square After states shut down schools and forced families into virtual learning, parents and families found new ways to provide K-12 education to their children. While doing so, support for school choice options soared, a new poll f...
Thursday, May 06, 2021 Press Room
By Michael Vondra Here’s a long-lasting Mother’s Day gift Mother’s Day has almost arrived. As an adult, you can fully appreciate all your mother has done for you, so, on this occasion, you may be happy to give Mom flowers, candy, jewelry or...
Wednesday, May 05, 2021 Press Room
By John R. Lott Jr. and Thomas Massie There were so many lies in Vice President Kamala Harris’ and President Joe Biden’s presentations on guns Thursday that it is hard to know where to start. One thing is certain, though: The media fact-checke...
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Press Room
Whether we realize it or not, garbage is an important thing to us.  If it wasn’t, we wouldn’t make so much of it!  And all that garbage is generated by us freely acquiring goods in an incredibly competitive free marketplace, where choic...
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Press Room
With marijuana legalization and pension reform on Montana’s policy agenda, the Reason Foundation provided some suggestions to the state legislature about how to best utilize the tax revenues the state gets.  Reason’s policy experts provid...
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Press Room
Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform With passage of Biden’s $1.9 trillion spending plan, Democrats are not just trying to enact higher taxes at the federal level – they are also trying to stop states from cutting their own t...
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 Press Room
A new report reveals that the Rocky Mountain region’s middle market businesses are experiencing faster economic recovery and stronger business performance than the national average.  In 2020, 49% of Rocky Mountain middle market businesses...
Friday, January 22, 2021 Press Room
The Center Square More than 80 states and local municipalities are slated to see minimum wage hikes in 2021, even as business owners continue to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic. The Employment Policies Institute, a non-profit based...
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Press Room
By Roger Koopman The answer to politics is not more politics.  It’s not making eloquent excuses for comprising fundamental principles.  Freedom is what it is.  It doesn’t change, it doesn’t mutate, and it doesn’t hybridize with ...
Friday, November 20, 2020 Press Room
By Samuel J. Abrams, Center Square Just-released data make it apparent that younger Americans remain overwhelmingly centrist and open-minded. In 2019, UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute found that 67% of first-year college st...