From the Editor

From the Editor
Mon, Jan 15, 2024
By Evelyn Pyburn A plea for more fellowship in politics is nothing new. I have heard people calling for less “partisanship” for years and have understood part of it – or at least what I hope they mean – but there is another aspect I don’t think is wanted by some people. It is that, which seems more threatening, today, than it has for some decades. Understanding and tolerating the views of fellow citizens is absolutely essential in a country in which freedom is promised to every individ...
By Evelyn Pyburn So reports are that migrants who have come to the US illegally are disappoin...
By Evelyn Pyburn It’s been my observation that there is no tax that doesn’t eventually filter...
By Evelyn Pyburn With all the wrangling we encounter about words—what’s appropriate, what’s n...
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Monday, January 15, 2024 Press Room
Todd O’Hair, President/CEO Montana Chamber of Commerce Advancement in technology is rapidly changing the world we live in, the careers we pursue, and undoubtedly affecting nearly every aspect of our lives. Traditional “big iron” companies l...
Tuesday, November 07, 2023 Press Room
By Jack Miller In 2020, many American corporations and academic institutions adopted new policies to promote “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI). Among these, Boston University decided to build an “anti-racist” research center around acti...
Tuesday, November 07, 2023 Press Room
By Olivia Johnston, Mountain States Policy Center Is the U.S. Supreme Court posed to slam the door shut on efforts by some to impose wealth taxes across the country? We may soon find out. Multiple states, Idaho and Montana included, alon...
Tuesday, November 07, 2023 Press Room
By Trish Schreiber School choice is essential for improving educational outcomes for students, and open enrollment is a significant part of that choice spectrum. While Montana has made strides in this area, it lags behind neighbors like Colora...
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Press Room
By Ronda Wiggers, Montana State Director for National Federation of Independent Business Montana Main Street businesses, farmers and entrepreneurs have endured a lot the last three years. More than 90% of Montana’s businesses are considered ‘s...
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Press Room
By Lawrence Reed One hundred years ago—on August 2, 1923—President Warren G. Harding died suddenly while on a trip to America’s West (which included a stop in Butte, by the way). A few hours later, while vacationing at his family’s farm in Ply...
Thursday, August 10, 2023 Press Room
By Victor Skinner,  The Center Square Rising interest rates and construction costs, along with demand for more affordable options, pushed new home builders to shift focus in 2022, according to recent analysis. Microdata from the Survey...
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 Press Room
By Lawrence Reed, Director of Frontier Institute “On this important question, the verdict is in and it is definitive: The one ingredient that makes the most difference in educational outcomes is parental involvement.” Of all the i...
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 Press Room
By Jim Atchison As the Executive Director of Southeastern Montana Development (SEMDC), I wanted to state that in my opinion, Colstrip is Changing – – – Not Closing! At least if Common Sense had a vote. As an economic developm...
Monday, May 22, 2023 Press Room
By John Hines, NorthWestern Energy Vice President, Supply/Montana Government Affairs The facts don’t lie. Rhetoric disputing those facts doesn’t add up. That fact is NorthWestern Energy doesn’t have enough 24/7, on-demand generation to serv...