August 19, 2017
Each week, this column revisits newspaper stories of Montana life over the past century and a half, pointing out how much we've changed – how much progress we've made. But at times like these, it's natural to wonder if we will ever be capable of overcoming our darker tendencies.
August 18, 2017
As sabers rattle over the Korean Peninsula, remember that those who create wars seldom fight in them, that is left to the sons and daughters of less important people. In World War I, the decisions to enter the war were made by men who believed it would be close to Armageddon.
August 17, 2017
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has, heretofore, never had a single journalistic presence devoted entirely to making sense of our vast region. Now it does. Mountain Journal was just launched this week as an online, not-for-profit entity devoted to the mission of public-interest journalism.
August 16, 2017
Montana Sen. Steve Daines has both history and good sense on his side. The filibuster in 21st century America has little to do with the righteous one-man crusade celebrated in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”
August 15, 2017
Members of the American Indian Caucus of the Montana Legislature on Tuesday called for the removal of the Confederate Memorial Fountain from Montana's capital city. The fountain was commissioned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, an organization that openly supported the white supremacist views and mission of the early Ku Klux Klan.
August 13, 2017
Corey Stapleton might be onto something when he rails about voter fraud. It's time we started worrying about fraud, corruption and willful ignorance in every nook and cranny government.
August 12, 2017
A presidential response condemning white nationalists and Neo-Nazis should not be this difficult to formulate, and the silence from Montana's state and congressional leaders should not be this deep and profound.
August 12, 2017
It’s normal to struggle to relate to victims of abuse when you’re in a healthy relationship. I want to help everyone understand that abusers create obstacles that aren’t always obvious to someone on the outside looking in. Offering victims compassion, reserving judgment, and listening can be the first steps to getting a victim out of an abusive situation.