From the Editor

From the Editor
Mon, Jul 26, 2021
By Evelyn Pyburn I was pretty young when I first heard the axiom that you cannot legislate morality, which is to say that you cannot force people to believe in something about which they are not intellectually convinced. I have never encountered anything to make me consider that to be untrue.So it makes sense that the best way to convince people about a preferred approach to life is to persuade them. It is to understand that using force brings about only a façade of change that really ach...
by Evelyn Pyburn I can still see it as clearly as if it were yesterday. The view from the sec...
By Evelyn Pyburn Many on the Left (Democrats, Progressives, Socialists or whatever term is ac...
By Evelyn Pyburn In gathering up the latest on some of the actions of the state legislature, ...
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Monday, July 26, 2021 Press Room
The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) reacted to the news that Consumer Price Index inflation ran at 0.9 percent in June, and 5.4 percent over the past year. SBE Council chief economist Raymond J. Keating said, “Inf...
Monday, July 26, 2021 Press Room
From Center Square Thanks to fracking in the Marcellus shale, Pennsylvania has led a U.S. natural gas revolution since 2007. The state’s production has exploded almost 40-fold, to over 7,300 billion cubic feet, or 20% of the national total. Pe...
Monday, July 26, 2021 Press Room
By Harold Hamm, Continental Resources, From the Montana Petroleum Association America reached energy independence in 2019 and, more recently, achieved another milestone that Harold Hamm says will better align where the U.S. oil and gas industr...
Monday, July 26, 2021 Press Room
An organization called Parents Together Action is calling on Montanans to advocate to expand the Child Tax Credit into a permanent benefit. The group claims to have 2.5 million members nationwide.A marketing agency recently released information s...
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Press Room
Has Billings Mayor Bill Cole Forgotten 1000 Workers in Yellowstone County? By Alan Olson, Montana Petroleum Association It was reported recently in the Billings Gazette that Mayor Cole was enthusiastically doing the obligatory political rib...
Monday, June 21, 2021 Press Room
A Montanan, Tracy Stone-Manning of Missoula has been nominated by President Biden to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The appointment has stirred concern by the Montana Petroleum Association (MPA) which points to Stone-Manning’...
Monday, June 21, 2021 Press Room
The Center Square Recent experiences in three states provide an insight into how problematic President Joe Biden’s push for renewable energy could be for electric customers nationwide, according to a new report from Power the Future....
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 Press Room
The Center Square As economic figures cast doubt on a post-COVID economic boom, the latest polling data show Americans lack confidence in the economy under President Joe Biden. New polling data released by Gallup  shows Americans ...
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 Press Room
The Montana Farm Bureau is applauding Governor Gianforte for signing HB 554 which states that before the federal government can establish a national heritage area, the Montana Legislature must approve it. This bill gives farmers and ranchers a la...
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...