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George F. Will: Scholar's theory may reveal reason behind Watergate

WASHINGTON — At about 5:15 p.m. on June 17, 1971, in the Oval Office, the president ordered a crime: “I want it implemented on a thievery basis. Goddamn it, get in and get those files. Blow the safe and get it.”

August 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Contested races challenge voters to be well informed

It’s good to have choices.

March 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
More candidates file to replace county treasurer, judge

More candidates file to replace county treasurer, judge

Another Republican has jumped into the race for Yellowstone County's combined office of treasurer, assessor and superintendent of schools, bringing to four the number of Republicans seeking the office held by Max Lenington, a longtime county official who is not seeking re-election.

March 10, 2014 5:26 pmLoading…
Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon

March 10, 2014 4:34 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: There's an alternative to the Imperial Presidency

In his State of the Union speech last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use executive authority to advance his priorities. He insisted he intends to act with or without Congress, and listed well over a dozen actions he plans to take by executive order.

February 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Republicans call for changes to Endangered Species Act

Republicans call for changes to Endangered Species Act

Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists’ lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation’s cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide i…

February 04, 2014 8:36 am Related Loading…

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.”

November 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Mike Mansfield's Senate put country before party

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, “Bipartisan Duo Shapes Contours of Tax Deal,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R.-Iowa, described Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the Finance Committee chairman, as a “Mansfield disciple.” In terms of Senate history, no description could be higher praise.

May 30, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Lessons from a five-star president

Guest opinion: Lessons from a five-star president

As President Obama contemplates his second term, he has been talking to historians about another two-term president, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

January 30, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

Steve and Cokie Roberts: Big political spenders should be accountable to public

Here’s a simple idea that both parties should agree on: disclosure. Anybody who contributes money to influence an election — corporations, unions, advocacy groups, individuals — should be required to tell voters what they’re doing. Then they can be held accountable for their actions.

July 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

We all have to get smarter about health care costs

I looked at the list, first scanning it quickly, then more slowly.

January 31, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Cokie and Steven V.Roberts: Newt brings talent, trouble to GOP

We’ve covered Newt Gingrich for 30 years, and there has always been two sides to the man. The Good Newt and the Bad Newt. Towering talent and awesome arrogance. Boundless energy and porous ethical boundaries. A firm belief in his own destiny, and a cynical conviction that distortion and dece…

January 30, 2012 12:45 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: War on drugs is a losing battle, over and over again

A 40-year war in which the number of victims and the amount of money spent increase each year and where there is no end in sight can only be viewed as a failure.

July 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Kalispell murder suspect wants burglary charge dropped

KALISPELL - Attorneys for a man accused of killing a medical marijuana patient to steal his pot, prescription pills and other belongings are accusing the Flathead County Attorney's Office of "vindictive prosecution" for adding a burglary charge.

April 28, 2011 12:55 amLoading…

George Will: Too much ado about campaign spending

WASHINGTON — With Barack Obama restoring solar panels to the White House roof — the first were put there by Jimmy Carter — will Carter’s cardigan sweater be reprised? The panels — environmentalism as a didactic gesture — are evidence of a Seventies revival.

October 19, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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