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David Ignatius: Fighting anew for democracy against pugnacious Putin

BRUSSELS — President Obama has spoken once again during the Ukraine crisis about being on the right "side of history." It's one of his signature lines, but he should stop: The phrase implies there's an inevitability to the advance of progress and justice. Would that it were so.

March 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Snowden’s action protected democracy

WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden is a courageous American hero and will be remembered as one long after the “war on terror” is replaced by some other pretext for violating Americans’ constitutional rights and the rest of the world’s national sovereignty, privacy and, sometimes, security.

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George F. Will: Detroit's death by democracy started with auto unions

DETROIT — In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: “I had no intention to write atheistically” but “I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the …

August 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Egypt must keep striving for real democracy

Can democracy survive when voters choose a government that destroys democratic values and institutions? That’s the critical question posed by the turmoil in Egypt, where the military has ousted President Mohammed Morsi and arrested many of his supporters.

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Guest opinion: 2nd revolution overthrows democracy in Egypt

Once the dust settles from Egypt’s military coup last week, the main victim won’t be President Mohamed Morsi or the Islamists. The real casualty will be democracy and people’s faith in it. Egyptians will have lost their best chance at being an active part of their country’s governance in mor…

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Guest opinion: Don't buy Balyeat's argument against public schools

Joe Balyeat (Feb. 2 guest opinion) is no friend of public programs and services, especially public education and the folks who serve therein. He would privatize our public schools at taxpayer expense. He would lay waste to the democratic public school governing structures outlined in our sta…

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Guest opinion: 225 years ago, Constitution started new era of human history

This week marks the 225th anniversary of the turning point of the world — the hinge of modern human history.

September 20, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: GOP candidates ignore Constitution, bash judges

The attack on the federal judiciary by Republican candidates for president has reached a new low and should be denounced by liberals and conservatives alike. In November, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced that if elected president, his “appointees to the federal bench will not receive a lifeti…

December 22, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Putin's complaint reflects strength of U.S. policy

WASHINGTON — It was gratifying to hear a despotic leader blame the United States for the rise of a democratic protest movement against his regime.

December 14, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Democracy is also on trial in Egypt

There are two momentous trials going on in Egypt.

September 19, 2011 6:15 amLoading…

Politicians have killed democracy

Goodbye, democracy, it was fun while it lasted! Thanks to all the self-serving politicos who no longer respect the Constitution they say they uphold. Instead they only listen to corporations, American or other, just as long as these politicos get their cash for their legislative services. Th…

October 24, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Why our democracy thrives on sunshine

Holding public officials, employees and governmental bodies accountable is a duty that The Billings Gazette takes seriously. Other than providing fodder for your daily newspaper, does the right to know affect your life?

March 14, 2010 12:10 amLoading…

Horse sense: Direct democracy within Montana difficult, vital

HELENA — Just like legislators introducing dozens of bills, other Montanans aren’t shy about throwing in their ideas for ballot measures.

February 27, 2010 11:30 pmLoading…

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