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Gazette opinion: How across-the-board budget cuts weaken U.S. health

The Ebola scare will have one good consequence if it wakes up Americans and their elected leaders to the importance of sustained investment in public health.

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E.J. Dionne: Democrats tout new health care benefits, not Obamacare

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that “Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats.”

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Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Montanans are gearing up for the latest round in the coal wars, with industry supporters trying to protect jobs while environmentalists seek a shift to renewable energy.

July 20, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: New EPA rules would hurt coal-producing states

The Obama administration unveiled new regulations on June 2 to restrict the amount of carbon dioxide produced by existing power plants. While we agree that America needs to balance energy needs with environmental concerns, the timing of this effort could hardly be worse for the struggling U.…

June 10, 2014 12:44 pmLoading…

David Ignatius: Neutral solution: A Finland model for Ukraine?

WASHINGTON — After months of war fever over Ukraine, perhaps the biggest surprise is that citizens there will be voting to choose a new government in elections that observers predict will be free and fair in most areas.

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Guest opinion: Fast Track wrong deal for Montana ag, workers

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico. But you won’t see Montanans blowing out candles to celebrate.

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Advocate gives Obama Administration 'incomplete' on energy policy

Advocate gives Obama Administration 'incomplete' on energy policy

Oil-and-gas production from unconventional sources such as the prolific Bakken shale has exploded, and the U.S. now produces more oil than it imports.

April 03, 2014 4:38 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Congress must withstand pressure to export LNG

The Ukraine-Russia crisis has Congress and the Obama Administration rushing to consider monumental changes to accelerate exports of natural gas that will permanently and negatively impact the energy landscape for natural gas domestically, due to OPEC-linked liquid natural gas prices.

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David Ignatius: Russian revanchism: Putin's catastrophic error in Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Napoleon is said to have cautioned during an 1805 battle: "When the enemy is making a false movement, we must take good care not to interrupt him." The citation is also sometimes rendered as "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." Whatever the precise wording, …

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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: MyRA will provide more secure retirement for many Americans

When it comes to retirement, you would think that the vast majority of working Americans would be putting some money away for their future. But the truth is, many are not. For millions of working men and women, it is not easy to save for the long haul. Many employers do not offer a retiremen…

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E.J. Dionne Jr: U.S. better off than 5 years ago, but not where Obama hoped

WASHINGTON — It was a bittersweet briefing that told us exactly where the Obama administration finds itself at the dawn of its sixth year.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Minimum-wage goal may be a mirage

WASHINGTON — This minimum wage business is tricky. On its face, raising the minimum seems an easy way to fight poverty. Just pay low-wage workers more. After all, some scholarly research finds that, within reasonable limits, there’s no job penalty. A higher minimum doesn’t reduce employment …

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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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GOP lawmaker wants Bullock to open national parks

GOP lawmaker wants Bullock to open national parks

HELENA — A Republican state legislative leader has urged Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to reconsider his opposition to having the state pick up the costs of reopening national parks in Montana until the federal government shutdown ends.

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House bill sets up battle over government shutdown

The U.S. House set the stage for a faceoff over a government shutdown Friday by passing a short-term spending bill that defunds the health care law known as Obamacare.

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Daines says he will oppose action in Syria

Daines says he will oppose action in Syria

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines said Monday after a statewide telephone town hall that he will oppose potential military action in Syria.

September 09, 2013 3:55 pm Photos

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Pundits mull Enzi's motive on health care bill

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Senior Sen. Mike Enzi is taking aim at an Obama administration move that would give members of Congress federal subsidies to pay for their health care plans offered through insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act.

August 27, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Common Core standards topic of discussion tonight in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. -- A Wyoming-based, nonprofit conservative advocacy group and a Casper lawmaker are sponsoring an education roundtable in Casper Tuesday to clear up what they say is widespread confusion regarding the new Common Core State Standards.

August 19, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

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