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Gazette opinion: U.S. leadership will save lives in West Africa

Gazette opinion: U.S. leadership will save lives in West Africa

The Ebola epidemic threatens thousands of lives along with the economies of nations in Africa and beyond.

September 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Obama needs Congress to approve this war

WASHINGTON — The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Today’s issue is not whether to declare war but only whether the president should even seek cong…

September 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Cost of prescription meds grows more outrageous

In a Billings Gazette guest opinion in September 2003, I compared the prices of a three-month supply of the 30 most popular patented prescription drugs from the Billings Costco pharmacy with a Canadian pharmacy. The Canadian prices were 48 percent lower.

September 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama's new politics of foreign policy

WASHINGTON — Over the last decade, Americans' views on foreign policy have swung sharply from support for intervention to a profound mistrust of any military engagement overseas. Over the same period, political debates on foreign affairs have been bitter and polarized, defined by the questio…

September 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Bipartisan land-exchange bill awaits action in Congress

Grand Teton National Park is an extraordinary place. Its mountains are breathtaking, its lakes and rivers pristine. Wildlife is abundant and the majesty of nature reigns supreme. It is one of the crown jewels of the national park system.

September 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Americans’ inheritance cannot be given away

Gazette opinion: Americans’ inheritance cannot be given away

The public lands of the United States belong to every citizen, a fact that has never deterred efforts to convert the public domain to private profit.

September 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Architects, designers preparing for a changing climate

There’s little question many architects and builders are convinced of the threat of climate change and are urging clients to plan for a future of weather extremes.

September 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: U.S. labor policy steers toward job-driven training

As the secretary of labor, I have a unique opportunity to meet with employers around the country of all sizes and from an array of industries. So many of them tell me the same thing; they’re ready to grow their businesses and to hire more people.

September 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Oil industry advocate says innovation is key to keeping industry healthy

Oil industry advocate says innovation is key to keeping industry healthy

Alex Epstein says he’s not too worried about running out of oil. But he sometimes worries that the industry won’t always have the freedom to develop it.

August 27, 2014 4:33 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: U.S. business depends on solid STEM education

Guest opinion: U.S. business depends on solid STEM education

With the arrival of the new school year, parents, students, educators and the community gear up with much anticipation. Traditional educational approaches have delivered good benefits in the past, but how can we move from good to great? How can we move our students from simply being “good en…

August 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Mulling a Ukraine policy in Colorado conference

ASPEN, Colo. — At the public kickoff of a discussion here about U.S. policy toward Russia and Ukraine, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates joked that his favorite definition of diplomacy was “petting a dog and saying ‘nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”

August 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Russian ban on U.S. food won't be felt in Montana

Russia’s ban on food imported from the West won’t make a ruble’s difference to Montana farmers, officials have said.

August 11, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Interactive: U.S. immigration by the numbers

Interactive: U.S. immigration by the numbers

Millions of immigrants come to the U.S. every year to study, work and seek new lives, including an estimated 11.7 million people currently living in the U.S. illegally.

August 01, 2014 2:05 pmLoading…

Strategies for Success: Process review will reduce errors, save money

During Easter time, I sent my sister a bouquet of flowers. I was a house guest at that time and thought that a floral arrangement would be a great hostess gift. In fact, when I arrived, she commented that she had received not one, but two arrangements of flowers. Why did I send two?

August 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Big Sky Economic Development: Montana has new tools to help attract business

Big Sky Economic Development: Montana has new tools to help attract business

Montana is well-known across the country for a lot of things – beautiful mountains, the great outdoors, friendly people – and a great place to do business.

August 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: In troubled world, some optimism on Iran, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The world has been so chaotic lately that it was easy to overlook two U.S. diplomatic maneuvers — involving the turbulent nations of Afghanistan and Iran — that avoided what could have been dangerous ruptures.

July 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Obama's cautious policy on global challenges

WASHINGTON — In President Obama's sometimes maddeningly cautious foreign policy, you can see him struggling to answer what may be the hardest question of his presidency: How should the United States project power in a disorderly world without making the same mistakes it did in Iraq and Afghanistan?

July 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Climate change threat to U.S. national security

Climate change is an accelerating threat to national security.

July 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Defending our progressive Constitution

WASHINGTON — You cannot talk for very long to a conservative these days without hearing the words "constitutional" and "constitutionalist."

July 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Travel and Leisure: Women face special issues when traveling

Now more than ever, women are striking out and traveling by themselves both for business and pleasure. And, although their reasons for traveling are similar to their male counterparts, women traveling alone have very different needs and concerns. From safety issues to cultural variations, wo…

July 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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