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David Ignatius: The advantage of America's reluctant warrior

WASHINGTON — President Obama certainly didn't go looking for another war in the Middle East. Indeed, he contorted himself almost to the breaking point to avoid one. But as he explained to the country Wednesday night, he had no choice but to respond with "strength and resolve" to the barbarou…

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Oil industry advocate says innovation is key to keeping industry healthy

Oil industry advocate says innovation is key to keeping industry healthy

Alex Epstein says he’s not too worried about running out of oil. But he sometimes worries that the industry won’t always have the freedom to develop it.

August 27, 2014 4:33 pm Photos

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Robert J. Samuelson: Do Democrats do economy better? Nope

WASHINGTON — It’s a Democratic campaign consultant’s dream: a study from two respected academic economists concluding that, since the late 1940s, the economy has consistently performed better under Democratic presidents than Republican. The gap is huge. From 1949 to 2013, a period when the W…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: GOP agrees with Obama strategy, but blames him anyway

WASHINGTON — Certain political cliches cry out to join the list of the biggest lies in the world. Today's candidate: Partisan politics stops at the water's edge.

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George F. Will: Why immigration reform matters to GOP

WASHINGTON — Distilled to their discouraging essence, Republicans’ reasons for retreating from immigration reform reflect waning confidence in American culture and in the political mission only Republicans can perform — restoring America’s economic vigor. Without this, the nation will have a…

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Guest opinion: GOP harming itself on immigration issue

The Republican Party is hurting itself by taking immigration reform off the table. Recently, the Republican leadership announced that it was killing any possibility of immigration reform during this midterm election year. This runs counter to the party’s desire to court the Latino vote — a g…

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George F. Will: Defining moment for U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Constitutional arguments that seem as dry as dust can have momentous consequences. On Monday, the Supreme Court's nine fine minds will hear oral arguments about the meaning of "the" and "happen." What they decide could advance the urgent project of reining in rampant executive power.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: America's hidden consensus for justice

WASHINGTON — Why are we arguing about issues that were settled decades ago? Why, for example, is it so hard to extend unemployment insurance at a time when the jobless rate nationally is still at 7 percent, and higher than that in 21 states?

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Gazette opinion: Worse than Nixon? Check Obama's public-information record

If you really want to grab people’s attention, call a president “worse than Nixon.”

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Guest opinion: Stay calm and let the NSA carry on

After 9/11, there was a widespread expectation of many more terrorist attacks on the United States. So far that hasn’t happened. We haven’t escaped entirely unscathed (see Boston Marathon, bombing of), but on the whole we have been a lot safer than most security experts, including me, expect…

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David Ignatius: Iraq invasion ignited decade of hard lessons

WASHINGTON — Ten years ago this week, I was covering the U.S. military as it began its assault on Iraq. As I read back over my clips, I see a few sensible warnings about the difficulties ahead. But I owe readers an apology for being wrong on the overriding question of whether the war made sense.

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Obama appoints Montana resort CEO to Smithsonian board

WASHINGTON — Barbara Barrett, the chief executive of a Montana resort who served as U.S. ambassador to Finland under President George W. Bush, has been appointed to the Smithsonian Board of Regents.

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U.S. limits oil shale development in Rocky Mountains

U.S. limits oil shale development in Rocky Mountains

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Department of the Interior scaled back a Bush administration plan Friday to lease Western rangelands for development of oil shale and tar sands, the unconventional sources of oil found in pockets of the Rocky Mountains.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Politics of the Gilded Age vs. the 21st century

WASHINGTON — The 2012 campaign began on Aug. 2, 2011, when President Barack Obama signed the deal ending the debt-ceiling fiasco. At that moment, the president relinquished his last illusions that the current, radical version of the Republican Party could be dealt with as a governing partner…

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David Ignatius: Debate reveals Americans united, for a change

WASHINGTON -- There are moments when you can glimpse an emerging bipartisan consensus on foreign policy, and Monday night's presidential debate was one of them: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney knew they were speaking to a war-weary country and talked in nearly identical terms about bringing tro…

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Obama goes on attack, Romney counters in second debate

Obama goes on attack, Romney counters in second debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — An aggressive President Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of favoring a "one-point plan" to help the rich in America and playing politics with the deadly terrorist attack in Libya in a Tuesday night debate crackling with energy and emotion just three weeks before …

October 16, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull to take senior status

Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull to take senior status

Montana’s chief U.S. district judge, Richard Cebull of Billings, will take senior status in March 2013.

October 04, 2012 1:10 pmLoading…
Cheney: Romney 'only' man for foreign policy

Cheney: Romney 'only' man for foreign policy

WILSON — Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Republican fundraisers Thursday night that Mitt Romney is the "only" man who can make the right decisions in unexpected foreign policy crises. The presumptive 2012 Republican presidential nominee called Cheney a "great American leader" — and ne…

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Bush speaks of reverence for presidency at fundraiser

Bush speaks of reverence for presidency at fundraiser

There will be a lot of Republican pundits criticizing President Barack Obama from now to November, but his predecessor George W. Bush won’t be one of them.

May 11, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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Bush in Billings on Friday for nonprofit fundraiser

Bush in Billings on Friday for nonprofit fundraiser

Former President George W. Bush will be in Billings on Friday to speak at a fundraiser for a faith-based nonprofit.

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