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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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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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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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House Leader Keith Regier made bad decisions

by Dr. Edwin Berry Montana House Majority Leader Keith Regier (R) tried to defeat Montana’s Last Indian Water Compact in 2015. He almost succeeded. Had he succeeded, he would have done serious damage to the State of Montana and to Montana citizens. Termed out of Montana’s House, Regier is now running for the Montana Senate …

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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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Why you should watch Trump’s speeches

by Dr. Ed Berry Some people spend their whole lives seeking positive reinforcement of their beliefs. They reject information that contradicts their beliefs. They will never learn if their beliefs are wrong. Democrats, in general, believe our carbon dioxide emissions cause dangerous global warming. Only about 0.001 percent of these believers can claim any expertise …

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Gianforte’s bid for Montana Governor is Toast

by Dr. Ed Berry Greg Gianforte does not understand the Montana Republican Party. There are four faces to the Republican Party (before Donald Trump carved a new face). He does not understand that he is in the Very Conservative Evangelical (VCE) face which is only 20 percent of the Republican Party. He does not get it …

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How Donald Trump will beat the GOP Establishment

by Dr. Ed Berry Since my last email, the GOP gave Cruz 37 delegates for doing nothing, and Missouri awarded Trump 12 delegates because he won Missouri. What does this do for Trump’s outlook? Actually, it improves Trump’s position. To understand this, we must look at the delegates today and a projection for the delegates after …

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