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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…

August 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne: Democrats must find key to 2014

CHICAGO — The Democrats' biggest strategic challenge in maintaining control of the U.S. Senate involves motivating the party's base while simultaneously attracting swing and even Republican voters in contests being waged in conservative states.

April 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: GOP leaders target lawmakers who supported public education

In a Jan. 16 guest opinion, Yellowstone County Republicans Dale Mortensen, Jennifer Owen and Anna Woods argued that primary efforts under way to purge so-called moderate Republicans from the party in Montana are something to cheer. This power grab from the right wing of the Republican Party …

January 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
House Republicans appear to have killed Medicaid bill

House Republicans appear to have killed Medicaid bill

HELENA — A contentious Medicaid proposal to fund private health insurance for thousands of low-income Montanans appears dead at the 2013 Legislature after House Republicans on Friday successfully bottled up the bill in committee.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: After cliff deal, 2 crucial months for Obama

WASHINGTON — To be deemed a serious analyst at the moment seems to require a lot of hand-wringing and sneering over how awful Congress looked over the past few days as it rushed a fiscal cliff deal into law.

January 04, 2013 12:30 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Post-election dos and don’ts for conservatives

There’s no question that this past election has been a major defeat for Republicans. Not only did the Democrats keep the White House, but more Americans voted Democratic than Republican in congressional elections, with the Republicans keeping control of the House only thanks to post-2010 red…

November 17, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Debates reveal much about presidential choices

With presidential debates rapidly approaching, I contacted a Montanan who is one of the nation’s most respected experts on debating. Allan Louden, Kalispell native and graduate of both Montana State University and the University of Montana, is a professor at Wake Forrest University in North …

September 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Opposition to good government is America's problem

WASHINGTON — Why don’t Democrats just say it? They really believe in active government and think it does good and valuable things. One of those valuable things is that government creates jobs — yes, really — and also the conditions under which more jobs can be created.

June 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Bill would alter how Wyoming handles primary elections

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In 2010, Chris Rothfuss was elected to the Wyoming Senate, even though registered Republicans and independents in his Laramie district didn’t have a choice in the matter.

February 06, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Civil War policies transformed American West

Guest opinion: Civil War policies transformed American West

The First Battle of Bull Run, the first major battle of the Civil War, was fought 150 years ago on July 21. The sesquicentennial of America’s bloodiest conflict has now begun. Until Vietnam, more Americans were killed or maimed in the Civil War than all our other wars combined.

July 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Low opinions of Obama could hurt Montana Dems

HELENA — With the election just days away, the question is whether the projected national Republican landslide will reach as far as legislative races in Montana.

October 25, 2010 11:45 pmLoading…

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