The Billings Gazette - Opinion

Gazette opinion: Protecting Montana voters from purges

Ohio received U.S. Supreme Court approval this summer for the nation’s most aggressive law deleting names from state voter rolls. Read more

Rosendale is a phony rancher

In the past I have often thought that we Montanans have been somewhat narrow by our strong preference for "native Montanans" in political o… Read more

Zinke's record of public land mismanagement

Sitting here in Whitefish, it was more than a little amusing to read a Washington, D.C., based political operative lecture our organization… Read more

Drew is qualified, hardworking for HD58

I am writing to endorse Anna Drew, Democratic candidate for Montana HD58. Read more

Taxpayers pay for Gianforte mailing

I received a full color pictorial, “PUBLIC DOCUMENT•OFFICIAL BUSINESS” brochure in my mail yesterday signed by Greg Gianforte where the pos… Read more

Tester meets Montanans face to face

Sen. Jon Tester works hard. He cares about his constituents. He listens. He acts. Read more


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Guest opinion: Time to stop Montana PSC gravy train

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Commentary: California can save net neutrality

Political divisions may be fierce, but there is at least one issue that most Americans agree on: net neutrality. That's the simple idea that internet service providers should not control or influence what we do online. Net neutrality rules ensure an equal playing field on the web for everyone, from the start-up to the tech giant. According to a 2017 poll conducted by the University of ... Read more

Commentary: Journalist cameos should end

"Mission: Impossible - Fallout" has been attracting a lot of moviegoers with some clever sequences, including one just before the opening credits. The real Wolf Blitzer plays a fake Wolf Blitzer. Fans of the franchise know that the Impossible Missions Force - or IMF - is adept at creating masks. In this bit, the team tricks an evil nuclear scientist into coughing up information by appearing to ... Read more

Guest opinion: Educating resilient Billings students

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and welcome everyone to an exciting 2018-2019 school year. The outpouring of supp… Read more

Catherine Rampell: Calling all free-speech conservatives

To all those supposed constitutional conservatives out there, consider this your call to arms: The First Amendment is under direct attack, … Read more

Guest opinion: I-185: If you don’t use tobacco, you don’t pay

All Montanans are picking up the tab for the increased health care costs associated with Big Tobacco’s products. The Healthy Montana Initia… Read more

Guest opinion: In defense of Montana's juniper-sagebrush landscape

Although millions of acres of juniper trees and sagebrush have already been eradicated in the West, federal and state land management agenc… Read more

Commentary: Sick of increasingly hot summers? Well, they may just be warming up

Southern California sweated out record-setting triple-digit temperatures in July in places ranging from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Ana. That's Inland Empire heat in the L.A. Basin. And 2018 is on track to be one of the hottest years since record-keeping began in 1880, fitting in with the past four years – 2016 was the warmest year, 2015 the second-warmest, followed by 2017 and 2014. And ... Read more