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Teddy Roe

All Americans own federal public lands

Charters of seven original colonies contained vague claims to lands extending west to unknown borders. With independence, all states became "mini-nations." Thus began a 20-year effort to finalize western boundaries. The "have-nots" feared economic empowerment of privileged states through sal…

September 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Logging is not the best use for federal land

Montana adopted a new Constitution in 1972, replacing one stating the highest use of the land was to mine it. Fast-forward decades to H.R. 1526, by Republican Rep. Steve Daines, which says the highest use of federal lands is to log them. Both concepts are wrong. Neither logging nor mining no…

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Consider political context of racist dispute

In recent days the Yellowstone County Republican Party and the Montana Tea Party Coalition have vigorously distanced themselves from a self-styled “Tea Party Republican” candidate who espouses a racist platform. More power to them. But let’s review the political context of their dispute.

March 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette incorrectly uses 'editorial' in news story

This will not be your usual reaction to Max Lenington's rant about President Barack Obama. Enough Montanans are already on his case.

September 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Golden Pen Award: Libraries improve people's lives

This letter is in praise of libraries: sources of knowledge and entertainment, sanctuaries for quiet reflection, incubators for new thoughts, bulwarks of citizenship.

October 23, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

What has Rehberg done for Montanans?

This letter sincerely seeks to understand how our lone Montana congressman views his responsibility to his constituents.

October 09, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Baucus squanders legacy on compromised bill

At last. Mercifully. An end to the Reign of Error of Sen. Max Baucus and his Gang of Six.

September 22, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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