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Donald, this I will tell you

We’ve known each other a long time, so I think I can be blunt. You know how you said at campaign rallies that you did not like being identified as a politician? Don’t worry. No one will ever...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-ed

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Did a foreign power collude with a presidential campaign?

The greatest political scandal in U.S. history was not Aaron Burr’s shooting of Alexander Hamilton, and perhaps wasn’t even Watergate. Rather it may have been Richard Nixon’s secret efforts in 1968...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-ed

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The federal budget is a massive national slush fund

WASHINGTON – There was bound to be a political commotion when the Trump administration released its 2018 budget. After all, it isn’t every day that the White House proposes deep cuts in agency...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-ed

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Our poop-prone PUPS AND US

When I’m 90, I’ll probably still be haunted by memories of bins overflowing with the remnants of hiking snacks and thinly wrapped dog turds, left to bake for a week in small plastic bags. As a...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-ed

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Schools, horses, camels and coal

The first day of spring has arrived and the legislative session is more than halfway over. This week, we had our first late night of debate on the Senate floor. We have already had some late-night...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-ed

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Calling on ‘a few good men’ to rein in a president

Memo To: Secretary of Defense James Mattis, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Dear...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-ed

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Trump budget slashes critical humanitarian aid

First, a quiz: What is the most important crisis in the world today? A.) President Trump’s false tweets that President Barack Obama wiretapped him. B.) President Trump’s war on the news media. C.)...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-ed

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Giant of health care, Medicaid, needs reform now

WASHINGTON – It’s time to take control of Medicaid before it takes control of us. Unless we act – and there is little evidence that we will – Medicaid increasingly becomes another mechanism by...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-ed

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Keep Lake Nighthorse quiet

In case anyone is wondering, it is highly unlikely that Lake Nighthorse will be open for recreation in 2017. Last spring, I wrote an opinion piece about the lake because I felt the subject merited...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-ed

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This is what school choice looks like

School choice is a term for K-12 public education options describing a wide array of programs offering students and their families alternatives to those publicly provided schools assigned based on...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-ed

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How Steve Bannon failed his father and not AT&T

Marty Bannon did all the right things, mostly. He raised five children, lived modestly, worked hard and bought as much stock in his employer, AT&T, as he could. When AT&T’s stock price plunged in...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-ed

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U.S. House lacks common sense and compassion

WASHINGTON – In its zeal to repeal, the U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to overturn a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule forbidding the baiting, trapping and “denning” of bears and...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-ed