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Guest opinion: Barack Obama plays bewildered bystander

Guest opinion: Barack Obama plays bewildered bystander

WASHINGTON — The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government's handling of Ebola, said the front-page …

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Guest opinion: GOP needs to support funding for better public health

Health issues were big news in The Billings Gazette recently, even before the Ebola and enterovirus D68 outbreaks. In October a front page hea…

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Guest opinion: Dark money campaigns skew justice against individual rights

Guest opinion: Dark money campaigns skew justice against individual rights

The thumbscrew was a favorite of medieval torturers and 18th century slave traders. The thumbs or toes of the victim were inserted into the de…

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Guest opinion: Catholic synod underwhelms on controversial issues

The Roman Catholic Church’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family concluded with an address from Pope Francis on Oct. 19.

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Guest opinion: EPA carbon rule would mean fewer jobs, higher costs

The EPA’s new “Clean Power Rule” would impose new limits on carbon emissions that would devastate our coal industry. As a result, these rules …

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Guest opinion: Wilderness role grows in today's economy

Guest opinion: Wilderness role grows in today's economy

At the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, it is encouraging that lands set aside for conservation can also have tremendous economic value…

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Guest opinion: Montanans oppose giving away federal lands

State Sen. Jennifer Fielder has suggested that a Utah county commissioner, Nevada state legislators and a Canadian negotiator know what’s best…

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Guest opinion: States would do better job of managing federal lands

Guest opinion: States would do better job of managing federal lands

In response to confusion caused by certain environmentalists that claim our public lands would be “sold to the highest bidder” if federal land…

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Guest opinion: Families need to discuss end-of-life care well before the end

Guest opinion: Families need to discuss end-of-life care well before the end

BOSTON — There is no way to hear Brittany Maynard's voice without being deeply touched. Tragically blindsided by brain cancer and a terminal d…

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Guest opinion: House bill makes empty promises about national forests

In Washington D.C., it’s often easier to make noise than progress. That’s certainly the case with HR 1526, the so-called “Restoring Healthy Fo…

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Guest opinion: Surface owners, know your oil and gas mineral rights

Everyone wants to own mineral rights (aka mining rights), right? Even if deemed worth it, it’s complicated. If you alone own the mineral right…

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Guest opinion: Workers deserve wages to lift them above poverty

People who work full time shouldn’t be living in poverty. Higher wages ensure that working Montana families aren’t falling behind and are able…

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Guest opinion: Return of football would benefit MSUB community

The Big Huddle leadership appreciates the Gazette editorial board’s attention (Aug. 19) to the idea of returning football to Montana State Uni…

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Guest view: Yoga pants are not worth a revolutionary effort; they're a trend

Guest view: Yoga pants are not worth a revolutionary effort; they're a trend

Our culture is to blame for oversexualizing the female body, not the dress code. Place the blame in its rightful place. We live in a “booty cr…

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Guest opinion: LR-126 perpetrates fraud targeting Montana voters

On Nov. 4, voters decide whether to approve Legislative Referendum 126, a referendum placed on the ballot on a straight party-line vote by the…

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Guest opinion: 9th grade success key to high school graduation

Guest opinion: 9th grade success key to high school graduation

A month into the year of any high school you could probably easily spot members of the freshman class. The step into that first year of high s…

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Guest opinion: Montana Meth Project takes on growing drug threat

Guest opinion: Montana Meth Project takes on growing drug threat

Montanans, it is time we all take a stance to stop one of the most damaging and dangerous addictions that is occurring in our backyard. Metham…

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Guest opinion: Cap on punitive damages good for Montana business

The Montana Supreme Court is reviewing a case that may decide whether Montana businesses will face unlimited and potentially bankrupting award…

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Guest opinion: Church making life harder for LGBT folks

Guest opinion: Church making life harder for LGBT folks

In an Oct. 2 guest opinion, Bishop Michael Warfel defined what marriage is, but left out one important caveat in his title: “according to Cath…

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Guest opinion: USDA must protect farmers from genetically engineered seed

Another variety of unapproved, genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in the U.S., this time here in Montana. The finding underscore…

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