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Guest opinion: Take 30 minutes to strengthen democracy

MISSOULA — As we begin 2015, many are still searching for a resolution to get the new year off to a good start. If you want to make a change in 2015 that will really make a difference, try dedicating 30 minutes each week to making our democracy stronger here in Montana.

January 06, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: U.S. military shouldn't be used for nation building

The outlook for Iraq seemed very different 11 years ago when I rolled from Bashir airfield, which my brigade had taken by airborne insertion, through Erbil amid cheering crowds. Moving into Kirkuk, we faced little resistance but were close enough to Iraqi soldiers that cigarettes were still …

July 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Shameful shutdown jeopardizes veterans, families

As veterans of different wars and different eras, we write to express our disgust at the state of affairs in Washington, D.C., and to call for an end to the slash and burn politics crippling our nation. Though the federal government shutdown is over, the damage to our nation and our nation’s…

October 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Montana veterans still serve proudly 10 years after Iraq war began

Guest opinion: Montana veterans still serve proudly 10 years after Iraq war began

On March 26, 2003, I joined 953 other soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade on a night-time combat parachute jump into Bashur Airfield in northern Iraq.

March 30, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

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