From the editor: What I really meant to say...

From the editor: What I really meant to say...

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George F. Will: Leave it to the wealthy to spread wealth

WASHINGTON — Every day the Chinese go to work, Americans get a raise: Chinese workers, many earning each day about what Americans spend on a S…

March 28, 2015 12:00 am(1)

David Ignatius: Iraq meets U.S. demand to get help in Tikrit

TOKYO — The battle for Tikrit has produced an important turnabout in the Iraqi campaign against extremists: Iranian-backed Shiite militias app…

March 28, 2015 12:00 am(0)

E.J. Dionne: The GOP's word-deed problem

WASHINGTON -- Briefly, there seemed a chance we might have a cross-party discussion of the biggest economic problem the country faces: The vex…

March 25, 2015 12:00 am(0)

George Will: Social inequality's deepening roots

WASHINGTON — The rate of dog ownership is rising ominously. How can a profusion of puppies be worrisome? A report from the Raymond James finan…

March 24, 2015 12:00 am(1)

Guest view: We already committed to health care a long time ago

Editor's note: This was testimony read before the Legislature on Friday and submitted to The Billings Gazette as a guest opinion.

March 21, 2015 6:00 am(0)
David Ignatius: Senators' partisan meddling downright dangerous

David Ignatius: Senators' partisan meddling downright dangerous

WASHINGTON — Even by congressional Republican standards, the naysaying letter to Iran sent Monday by 47 GOP senators was grossly irresponsible…

March 12, 2015 12:00 am(6)

George F. Will: Export-Import Banks survives on government inertia

WASHINGTON — Conservatives' next disappointment will at least be a validation. The coming reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank will confi…

March 12, 2015 12:00 am(0)

George F. Will: Lois Lerner's corrupting legacy at IRS

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenu…

March 05, 2015 12:00 am(4)

E.J. Dionne: What's the alternative to negotiation, Bibi?

WASHINGTON — It was disconcerting to watch Congress cheer wildly as a foreign leader, the prime minister of one of America's closest allies, t…

March 05, 2015 12:00 am(3)

David Ignatius: Iran agreement could lead to safer Mideast

WASHINGTON — Prussian King Frederick the Great offered this rebuke to those who refused to allow any concessions: "If you try to hold everythi…

February 26, 2015 12:00 am(0)
Robert J. Samuelson: The real middle class squeeze

Robert J. Samuelson: The real middle class squeeze

WASHINGTON — Given the obsession with economic inequality, you might think it's the main force squeezing the middle class. It isn't. We have t…

February 25, 2015 12:00 am(0)

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Millions of Americans would lose insurance if ACA repealed

WASHINGTON — Will it take the repeal of the Affordable Care Act or its evisceration by the Supreme Court for us to appreciate what it’s actually done?

February 24, 2015 12:00 am(1)

New dangers for Montana's 2,400 foster kids

HELENA -- Yoga pants is such a popular topic that it was suggested I write about yoga pants and other pointless pieces of legislation floating…

February 15, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Guest view: NorthWestern Energy protects monopoly status

We are citizens who lobbied our legislators in support of the recently-tabled bills that would have expanded opportunities for individual Mont…

February 12, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Guest View: A case for the CSKT Water Compact

The Montana legislative session has begun and one of the 900-pound gorillas in the room is the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribal water compa…

February 12, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Montana's prairie grasslands deserve balanced approach

As Montana backcountry hunters, retired Montana land managers and biologists, we see importance in ensuring access to our public lands for a v…

February 11, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Robert J. Samuelson: Obama finds winning brand in free college pitch

WASHINGTON — A presidential budget is more than an expression of policy. It's also an exercise in political brand management. It aims to proje…

February 06, 2015 12:00 am(0)

David Ignatius: Reshuffling the House of Saud

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia, which often confounds outsiders with its slow and opaque governance, has moved surprisingly quickly under King Salm…

February 05, 2015 12:00 am(0)

E.J. Dionne Jr.: President's budget matters more this year

WASHINGTON — When President Obama released his budget on Monday, the words "dead on arrival" were widely incanted because they are part of a q…

February 04, 2015 12:00 am(0)

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