From the Editor

From the Editor
Wed, Nov 18, 2020
By Evelyn Pyburn “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” – Thomas Paine Such is the case for Montana with the Republicans having gained control of the governorship and both legislative houses.  The situation poses a rare opportunity to set Montana on a strong economic foundation. We know how to do it! And now, with the Party that is supposed to be the Party of sound fiscal policies in full charge — there should be no excuses – no barriers to begin the sta...
By Evelyn Pyburn It is unspeakable, the assault on Montana’s small business owners that the G...
By Evelyn Pyburn Shortly after the break-up of the Soviet Union, I read about how the US was ...
By Evelyn Pyburn It’s a sad lesson of life, but there is always those among us who strive eve...
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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...
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Press Room
Mountain States Legal Foundation announced the creation of a new center of legal excellence within the firm focused exclusively on fighting for Americans’ besieged Second Amendment protected rights.  On ...
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Press Room
The Center Square After previously suggesting that governments should be careful about reopening too quickly, the World Health Organization is now urging leaders not to use lockdowns as a primary means to curtail the spread of the coronavirus....
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Evelyn Pyburn
By Dan Nordberg and Loretta Solon Greene As the White House Proclamation stated earlier this month, “On National Manufacturing Day, we celebrate our dedicated American workers who carry on this legacy, recognizing that manufacturing is a corne...
Monday, November 09, 2020 Press Room
I was thinking about the Dem plan to increase taxes on corporations (you know, the evil corporations) while not increasing taxes on the middle class. So I looked it up. Here’s what I found from the Congressional Research Service document (fas.org...
Saturday, September 26, 2020 Press Room
The Montana Public Service Commission issued the following statement on the Montana Supreme Court’s decision in Vote Solar v. Montana Department of Public Service Regulation (2020 MT 213). The federal law at issue in this case, PURPA, strikes ...
Saturday, September 26, 2020 Press Room
Rosendale will change Washington So many politicians go to Washington and are happy to go along to get along—as long as they can continue to cash in at the taxpayer’s expense. That is not Matt Rosendale.  You see, Matt is a businessman...
Friday, September 25, 2020 Press Room
 “The world’s problem is not too many people but lack of political and economic freedom.” Julian Simon Each year since 2001, Competitive Enterprise Institute pays tribute to free-market economist, professor, and consummate optimist Julian...
Thursday, September 24, 2020 Press Room
By Commissioner Roger Koopman As I wrap up my eight years on the Public Service Commission, I think back on all that I have learned.   Having previously run an employment agency for 37 years, it’s second nature for me to ask, “What are th...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Press Room
A recent survey shows that 21 percent of Montanans believe that employers should be liable to pay compensation should an employee contract Covid-19 in the workplace. Nationally, 38 percent believe the employer should be held responsible, in a sur...