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A Belief Statement by Rebekah Mercer

By Rebekah Mercer, as published in the Wall Street Journal, Feb. 14, 2018 6:58 p.m. ET I support U.S. generosity, decentralized power, evidence-based science, and open discourse. Over the past 18 months, I have been the subject of intense speculation and public scrutiny, in large part because of the philanthropic investments of the Mercer Family Foundation …

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Montana Supreme Court upholds CSKT Compact

by Dr. Ed Berry They lost – as I said they would – when the Montana Supreme Court heard their case. Montana’s right-wing “tea party” Republicans fought the Water Compact every step of the way. They claimed it was “unconstitutional.” They claimed it would give Montana’s water to the Indians. They claimed it was unfair. …

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Did Montana Senator Tester lose his marbles?

by Dr. Edwin Berry Last week, Montana Senator Tester voted to block Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke from becoming Secretary of Interior. Tester’s vote should deserve a nomination for a political Darwin award. If Tester has any marbles, he should know that Ryan Zinke is the one Republican who will easily take Tester’s Senate seat in 2018, …

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The Story of Montana’s Last Indian Water Compact

by Dr. Edwin Berry The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact may be the most important and controversial political issue in Montana’s history. This Montana story is not just about the Compact. This story is about the split in the Republican Party. Before November 2014, I opposed the Compact because I followed my conservative …

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How “Montana’s Last Indian Water Compact” explains the Republican Party

by Dr. Edwin Berry “Montana’s Last Indian Water Compact: The Truth about the Compact and the Republican Party” is available in paperback or Kindle on Amazon. The story of Montana’s Last Indian Water Compact reveals, like no other true story, the nature of the split in the Republican Party. This story needs to be told, and …

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MTGOP may lose Zinke’s Congress seat to Democrat

by Dr. Edwin Berry My book “Montana’s Last Indian Water Compact” (now in paperback and Kindle) addresses the reason the Montana Republican Party is controlled by a right-wing fringe that represents only 20 percent of Montana Republicans and ten percent of Montana voters. They are the “Very Conservative Evangelical” or VCE face of the Republican Party. …

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Inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States of America

President Trump’s Inaugural Speech: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the …

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Gene Cernan, last footprints on the moon, dies at 82

Although I never knew Eugene Cernan, I feel a special closeness to him. He is my generation. He fulfilled my childhood dream. With him, was Harrison Schmitt, geologist extraordinaire, my 1957 classmate at Caltech who taught me the difference between orthoclase and plagioclase in freshman geology class. – Ed Read more on Jack Schmitt’s website. …

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Vladimir Putin’s Christmas message to America

Donald Trump released to the public, Vladimir Putin’s Christmas message: Dear Mr. Trump, Please accept my warmest Christmas and New Year greetings. Serious global and regional challenges, which our countries had to face in recent years, show that relations between Russia and the U.S. remain an important factor in ensuring stability and security of the …

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The team that makes fewest mistakes wins

by Dr. Edwin Berry, also in NewsWithViews Politics is like the sport of sailing. In a world-class competition, you may have 30 to 50 competitors, all very experienced, smart sailors. You all have identical boats. You have a level playing field. You have no control over the wind, the waves, the current, or your competition. You …

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Thomas Sowell gets it!

by Dr. Edwin Berry Thomas Sowell publishes his weekly articles every Tuesday. Leading up to today, Sowell has not exactly been a fan of Donald Trump. He’s still not a fan of Donald Trump, but that’s not the point. The point is that sooner or later, every wise person wakes up to the fact that …

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