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Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 12:27 PM

A growing number of American companies are moving overseas ... on paper, at least.The tactic is called a corporate inversion, but for those who have no idea what that means, perhaps a more apt description would be “shady tax dodge.”

Posted Jul 25, 2014 at 1:01 AM

A prison term should not mean a lifetime of misfortune for a former offender. Yet that is what the criminal justice system produces every day. Former offenders are saddled for life with criminal records that make employment, education and public...

Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 1:30 PM

One of my all-time favorite TV cowboys rode off into the final sunset early last Saturday morning.

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 11:54 AM

I’m in favor of taking care of children.I hope you are, too.

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 9:42 AM

After watching an entertaining episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” I was compelled to do a little research of my own concerning wage disparity in the U.S.

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 2:39 PM

When I moved to Helena two years ago, I had mixed feelings. The only thing I knew about the community was its high crime rate. Little did I know that my relocation to the Delta would prove among the best decisions I have ever made.

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Many of those who oppose gay marriage couch their arguments in the idea that marriage is for procreation. Point out that millions of married couples — gay and straight alike — who want children cannot create them, and most of them will invariably...

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Thanks to Rick Santorum, the Kansas governor’s race took a very theatrical turn.

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Following a 7-week sabbatical, it's finally back in the saddle time for this old grizzled journalist. Some, I have been told, have missed my weekly ramblings and others probably haven't even noticed it was missing from The Helena World lineup.

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM

I remember attending a panel discussion at the John F. Kennedy Library on the topic of “transformative presidencies,” at which a pair of Harvard professors and a pair of pundits considered how Barack Obama might find himself up there with Ronald...

Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 10:47 AM

I’ve never been a political consultant, but insulting specific groups of potential voters just doesn’t sound like good strategy.

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