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The Deep State

by Paul E. Vallely, MG, US Army (Ret) – Guest Post In the United States the term “deep state” is used within political science to describe influential decision-making bodies believed to be within government who are relatively permanent and whose policies and long-term plans are unaffected by changing administrations. The term is often used in a critical sense, vis-à-vis, the …

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Wildfires seem unstoppable, but they can be prevented

By RYAN ZINKE   Ryan Zinke, a Whitefish Republican who previously served as a state senator and Montana’s congressman, is the U.S. secretary of the interior. The flames of the Ferguson Fire in California have become the latest symbols of a seemingly perennial challenge of fighting fires in the West. I just returned from the Ferguson Fire …

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The conservative case for the CSKT water compact

by Cory Swanson, Guest opinion, Daily Inter Lake July 29, 2018. In 2015, the Montana Legislature ratified the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ water compact with Montana, which settled all water rights claimed by the tribes under the 1855 Hellgate Treaty. This was the culmination of a multi-year negotiation process between Montana’s Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission …

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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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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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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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How to follow the US Presidential Election

by Dr. Ed Berry America’s presidential election will decide much more than who becomes America’s president. It will determine “climate truth,” America’s future, and the world’s future. To watch America’s future unfold on election night, click here to get your own online map that you can update as election results come in. Here’s my version after I filled …

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Donald Trump and the Myth Keepers

Totally brilliant. Most common sense article I have ever read on NWV concerning voting. EVERY PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY NEEDS TO READ THIS. – Barbara La Lena  by Dr. Edwin Berry, also NewsWithViews Pastor Chuck Baldwin’s article today did a magnificent job of blasting Hillary Clinton. He made it very clear that Hillary Clinton would be a …

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Donald Trump’s economic plan summary

by Dr. Edwin Berry On September 15, 2016, Donald Trump presented his Economic Plan for America to the Economic Club of New York. Trump’s plan is the most pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-family plan put forth in American history. Our lives hinge on our economy. Our personal freedom, our health, our bank account, our environment, our education, our enjoyment …

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Republican Bob Brown has become a Democrat

by Dr. Ed Berry Republican Bob Brown, of Whitefish, is a former Montana secretary of state and state senate president. Today, in media across Montana, Bob Brown announced he will vote for Hillary Clinton rather than for Donald Trump. Below, I republish Brown’s public letter along with my comments on his statements. My comments are …

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