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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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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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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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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’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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Montana GOP Voter Wake-up Call

by Dr. Ed Berry Why talk about the Montana Republican Party? Because Montana’s low population makes its politics easier to understand. In Montana, it’s like the political players run around half naked so everyone can see them. Montana is one US congressional district. We who play the political game in Montana pretty much all know each …

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