The Ebola epidemic threatens thousands of lives along with the economies of nations in Africa and beyond.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.”
Russia’s ban on food imported from the West won’t make a ruble’s difference to Montana farmers, officials have said.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Climate change is an accelerating threat to national security.
WASHINGTON — You cannot talk for very long to a conservative these days without hearing the words "constitutional" and "constitutionalist."
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…