Commentary

Commentary -October 23rd, 2014
3:06 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Imparted Montana Values And The Election

Yesterday would've been my father's 95th birthday. On Monday, my mother will be celebrating her 95th with all six of her sons and some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with her.

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Commentary - October 22nd, 2014
1:02 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Out Of State Money In Montana Supreme Court Races

Last month seven former Montana Supreme Court justices had an opinion piece published in the Missoulian. The title of the piece was Will Montana Judges Be For Sale?

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Commentary - October 17th, 2014
1:43 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

International Exchanges Prepare Montana Youth For A Global Future

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Twenty five years ago Senator Mike Mansfield said, “We are living in a fast changing world.

You are living in a world that is shrinking, the globe is becoming a neighborhood. It’s going to shrink further still. We’re going to become closer neighbors still. We are going to have to understand each other better.”

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Commentary - October 15th, 2014
1:01 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Suggestions for Civility

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Lately I’ve been thinking about civility.  Or the lack of it.  I know – what a quaint notion in the 21st Century; the thought that – even in an election year – we can discuss important, provocative and even divisive issues with civility and mutual respect.  It sounds so…archaic.

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Commentary - October 14th, 2014
2:00 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Montana’s Forest Products Week

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October 17 through the 24 marks the fourth annual Montana “Forest Products Week”.  In 2011, the state legislature set aside a week, every October, to recognize the importance of Montana’s forest products industry, their contribution to the management of our forest lands, to Montana’s economy, and to the stability of our timber-dependent communities.

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Commentary - October 10th, 2014
4:04 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Put Montana on Your Plate this October

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Delicious! The lasagna I am enjoying for lunch is excellent. Homemade noodles with local beef are complimented by saucy cheesy goodness. I also had the option of a colorful build-your-own salad or a homemade vegetable beef soup, so fitting for this drizzly day. The restaurant? Park High School cafeteria in Livingston, Montana. That’s right. I am eating school lunch with quality local ingredients made and served with love by the school food service staff.

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Commentary - October 8th, 2014
1:32 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Our Attitude Toward Government

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The upcoming election brings into clear view two of the strongest and most contradictory features of our American tradition.  First is the democratic character of our politics—the fact that we, in principle if not wholly in fact, govern ourselves through the consent of the people.  In doing so, we express faith that democracy brings justice.  The second feature is the strength of self-interest, the insistent tendency within people to seek through political power not what is good for all but best for themselves.

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Commentary - October 6th, 2014
11:04 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Calling Out Daines And Zinke

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In what must be their PR people’s worst nightmares, both Steve Daines (R. candidate for US Senate) and Ryan Zinke (R. candidate for US House) have recently shown their true characters, and it ain’t pretty, folks.  

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Climate Change
4:53 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Good News From Montana's Role In Changing Carbon Pollution

Kudos to Governor Bullock and the MT DEQ for their work on carbon pollution at power plants.

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Commentary - October 2nd, 2014
3:39 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Retirement Planning

Good evening.  I’m Susan Kohler, CEO of Missoula Aging Services, the Area Agency on Aging for Missoula and Ravalli counties.  Tonight I want to emphasize again the importance of retirement planning, especially for women.

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