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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Everything depends on restoring middle class prosperity

WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles Schumer gave Democrats a talking-to about their obligation to stand up for government's role in helping struggling m…

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Guest opinion: More reasons to cheer for student athletes

Guest opinion: More reasons to cheer for student athletes

The high school basketball season has come to tip off time. High school athletes, boys and girls, will enter the court, with years of practice…

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Gazette opinion: Time for parents to speak up on redistricting options

Gazette opinion: Time for parents to speak up on redistricting options

More than 80 people gathered at Lincoln Education Center on an icy winter night a week before Christmas to pore over a dozen poster board maps…

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Guest opinion: Montanans can make government work for them

It was my tremendous honor to serve our state and country for nearly 35 years – 33 years in the military with the Montanan National Guard and …

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David Ignatius: Stronger US, more pragmatic China may avoid conflict

BEIJING — This year began with some Chinese and American foreign policy analysts looking back a century to World War I and wondering if confro…

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Gazette opinion: 2% isn’t a solution for community mental health

Gazette opinion: 2% isn’t a solution for community mental health

The Mental Health Center that serves 11 counties of south central Montana lost about $200,000 on operations in the first 11 months of 2014. Th…

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Letter misrepresented lecture against doctor-assisted suicide

The only thing accurate about Bonnie Eldredge's Dec. 7 letter to the editor concerning my talk on legalizing physician-assisted suicide is the…

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Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. health care spending slows, for now

WASHINGTON — Has the monster of exploding health costs finally been slain? After five years of slow spending growth, it's tempting to think so.

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Guest opinion: VA system has been unfairly maligned

One of the biggest — and most misunderstood — stories of 2014 was about the nation’s largest health care system, the Veterans Health Administration.

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Gazette opinion: Tester helping to lead good government initiatives

Gazette opinion: Tester helping to lead good government initiatives

From the same government that gave us CIA torture, we now have "dirtboxes."

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Fagg's column 'spot on' protester comments

Having lived in the Detroit area during the 1967 riots, I find Judge Fagg's Dec. 5 column spot on referencing the things stolen during the rec…

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White privilege is a faulty notion

Since she chose to illustrate hate-filled, intolerant, racist bigotry in her Dec. 14 letter to the editor, I ask Jane Moses to describe in det…

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Gazette opinion: How Billings schools learned to save $4 million

Gazette opinion: How Billings schools learned to save $4 million

Senior High saved $11,132 in October, making it one of four Billings schools to post more than 40 percent savings on utility bills that month.…

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Taxpayers need a break from SD2

SD2 wants another levy in 2016. Really? After the taxpayers turned down the city safety levy, what is SD2 and Terry Bouck thinking? Why can't …

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City Council misguided on Medicaid expansion

The Billings City Council, along with Mayor Hanel, again shows its liberal agenda by instructing our legislative lobbyist to lobby for Medicai…

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Is same-sex marriage really front-page news?

A question for the editors: Is it really front page news that we have same sex marriage splashed across the front page two days in a row? Remi…

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'Useful information' doesn't justify torture

Many politicians, news media and others are focused on whether torture provided "useful" information. Whether torturing provided "useful" info…

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CIA's torture tactics were justified by 9/11

I find interesting the uproar over the Democratic Senate release of the report regarding CIA torture tactics after 9/11. Let's see, we lost ov…

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Guest opinion: Lawmakers enjoy taxpayer-funded insurance while denying it to others

Hy•poc•ri•sy- noun- The practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.

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Thursday deadline for Christmas thanks letters

Letters of thanks from nonprofit organizations to the community will be printed on Christmas Day on Gazette opinion pages. Letters must be rec…

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George F. Will: The cheerfulness of comprehensive tax reform

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure …

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No stopping sales tax once it starts

These are a few thoughts regarding talk of a sales tax, local or statewide. In 1961, myself, husband and our four children moved from Californ…

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Montana game wardens can learn from Wyoming

I am writing about the story from the Dec. 5 Gazette front page about the elk hunt.

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Slow down on shopping to appreciate Christmas

The scenes on local television stations in Billings about Black Friday have once again disappointed and discouraged me. We're the richest coun…

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Gazette opinion: Secret public meetings are an impossibility

Gazette opinion: Secret public meetings are an impossibility

Montanans should feel pretty good. Your governor, Steve Bullock, believes you have amazing powers.

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