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Linda Prescott

Van Dyke is best choice for Supreme Court

On Nov. 4, Montanans will be given the opportunity to vote on a new Supreme Court justice for our state, and this is a time when we sorely need it. I believe that Lawrence Van Dyke is the person who can make those needed changes.

September 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

We created the immigration mess

On Jan. 29, on FedBizOpps.gov (Federal Business Opportunities), a request was entered for “escort services for unaccompanied alien children." It also stated that: “There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total.”

July 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gay activists want special rights

We know them as our friends and family, our neighbors and our co-workers. We knew the person before we knew they were “gay.” It was live and let live. But quiet, personal acceptance by the majority of Americans was deemed to be not enough by the activists. Conflict was called for. In respons…

June 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

East Rosebud meeting lacked development perspective

I attended the meeting on Saturday at the Billings library on “protecting” East Rosebud Creek with a possible “wild and scenic” designation. In what turned out to be an infomercial for American Rivers and a campaign stop for John Walsh, it was sadly lacking in presenting any other point of v…

April 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Federal programs discourage people from working

It seems like only yesterday (actually Jan. 28) in his State of the Union address that Barack Obama was exhorting us that if you "work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead." The focus was on "creating new jobs," "access to a good job," "first class jobs," "more construction jobs" …

March 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Montana in desperate need of a justice system

Montana's legal system ranks 45th in the nation, according to a study conducted by the U.S. Chambers' Institute for Legal Reform. Included in this State Liability System Survey were tort litigation treatment and judicial impartiality and competence. In 2002 the Duke Law Journal ranked Montan…

September 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Senate should repeal Obamacare

In March of 2010, Sen. Max Baucus was quoted as saying that the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) was designed to address a "mal-distribution of income." How right he was. Providing for the hiring of 16,000 new IRS (Internal Revenue Service) agents, 21 new taxes and 46 new powers or respon…

August 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Office of tourism promoting an agenda

I am very disturbed by the recent article about the Montana Office of Tourism (Billings Gazette, June 5): "Montana finds riches with 'geotourism' niches." According to the Office of Tourism, the groups they have teamed up with, such as Yellowstone Business Partnership, are "promoting sustain…

June 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Montana solution needed on Medicaid

This past month, Gov. Bullock began his pitch to expand Medicaid in our state, adding 70,000 Montanans to a failing federal program. Despite attempts to ignore the facts, it remains that Medicaid is a program that has serious solvency issues and ongoing problems with fraud and abuse. It does…

March 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Voters will hold Baucus accountable for Obamacare

It really didn't take long for Sen. Max Baucus to “hail the health care ruling” recently decided by the Supreme Court. The author of Obamacare, he definitely now owns it and wants you to know it. OK.

July 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

'Tax the rich' strategy doesn't work

With April 17 still fresh in our minds, it is interesting to note that the income tax has not always been with us. In 1895, the Supreme Court ruled against an income tax calling it a "direct tax" that violated the Constitution. Also called a "tax on productivity," it was not part of the orig…

May 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Tea Party not the villain in the debt debate

Our latest crisis, raising the debt ceiling, is over. With depleted nervous systems, we emerge to hear that the villain in this crisis is the Tea Party. What? A military pilot once stated: "You can tell you are over the target because they are shooting at you."

August 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Competition would be better than Obamacare

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives voted to begin the repeal process of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (known as "Obamacare"). It passed with bipartisan support. This bill promised to cover every American with quality, affordable health care, cover pre-existing condi…

January 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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