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Trump is narcissist who blame shifts

Editor, Our USA is finally waking up to the disaster that faces our nation. This disaster we face is whether we become a dictatorship or remain a democracy. Donald Trump has been “front and center” of this whole problem for a number of years. He, personally, has two negative characteristics. 1.) He has a mental condition called narcissism. This negatively affects his whole thinking, speaking and behavior. 2.) His thinking, actions, and speaking-out are based on fear, anger, attack and blaming others for your own problems. Characteristic number 2 has attracted and formed his so-called “base of believers.” These citizens have become openly active in supporting hi...

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As of the writing of this guest editorial, there has been a 30 percent decrease in FAFSA submissions by students and their parents across the United States compared to last year. In Montana, the decline is also substantial at 25 percent. What is FAFSA and why is it important? FAFSA stands for Free Applica...

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In 2022, the people of Montana elected Republican supermajorities to both chambers of the Montana Legislature. Even though the people of Montana elected large majorities of Republicans, the Republicans elected to the Legislature did not always act like conservatives. Instead, many Republicans participated in...

Peace Voice

When was the last time someone was kind to you? Or you were kind to someone else? What were the ripple effects of those moments? A few days ago, a colleague offered to help me meet a deadline since he had extra time and I was busy. It made me feel appreciated and supported, and eager to aid him in return....

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We have known for decades that air pollution harms health. As a nation, we have prioritized cleaning up the air to protect the public. Sulfur dioxide levels in Billings were once unhealthy and Missoula’s air has ranked among some of the worst in the nation. With regulations, those responsible for the p...

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“This is unconstitutional” has become a frequently used phrase intended to subvert the logic and rational understanding of the Montana Constitution. When improperly applied, it perverts the intended checks and balances of our three-branch state government system. If a person, group, or political ...

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The 2023 Legislature ended almost a year ago. However, a couple weeks ago, Judge Mike Menahan issued a decision directing the Montana Secretary of State to conduct a veto override poll on SB 442 to determine if the bill will become law. I will not be supporting the veto poll override. Like many Montanans,...

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Montana families deserve the financial freedom that comes from good health and a hard day’s work. It is only fair. Under Gianforte’s government the uninsured rate has increased by 127,000 Montanans of all ages.  His approach to Medicaid redetermination has failed.  We all will pay...

Excellent healthcare is right in our community

Editor, The care, kindness and professional services we all receive from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and their Ortho/ Outpatient Rehab center, needs to be acknowledged. From the moment I walked in the door for a tendon injury, to meeting up with Cody and his team, then over to the rehab center...

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Bashing China is fashionable these days. But one cool thing is that the Chinese word for “crisis” uses 2 symbols that mean “danger” and “inflection point” (or “pivot”). These symbols frame global climate change well: Ignoring it poses great danger to our kids a...

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