In Defense of Freedom…and Nazis

by Justin Robbins It became clear on the morning of November 9, 2016, the future would contain ample fodder on which people like me, the chronically righteously indignant, might focus our ire. Readers of this blog will recall it took me little time to assail…


Brain Trust

“I tell you what …. We have by far the highest IQ of any Cabinet ever assembled.” President-elect Trump, 1/19/2017 Well, that depends on how you define “smart.” Week Two of confirmation hearings suggests that the definition has more to do with cheek and guile…


Schooled by a Schoolgirl

Cross-posted from State Senator Dick Barrett’s blog: Barrett for SD 45 By Dick Barrett and Isabelle Earl Last week, when I presented a bill to the Judiciary Committee providing for primary enforcement of the state’s seat belt law, Isabelle Earl, who’s 15, showed up to…


I Guess This is Real

Cross-posted with permission of author By Dan Brooks on Combat Blog The problem with electing as president a habitually lying reality TV personality is that you sort of lose track of what’s real. Even after the national embarrassment of making Donald Trump president, I didn’t…


Electoral College — You’re Fired!

By Jim Nelson,  Montana Supreme Court Justice (Ret.) The Electoral College (EC, for short) is one of the most undemocratic institutions to disserve our Country. For years a substantial majority of Americans has consistently, and rightly, supported the ideal that our president should be elected…



AFP/Koch Brothers Threaten Montana Elected Officials

  An ultimatum has been issued. Either Montana legislators do as the Koch Brothers’ minions demand or they will be punished. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports AFP staffer David Herbst threatened legislators while testifying on a proposed minimum wage increase. Herbst told legislators that if…



In Defense of the Unconventional

by Justin Robbins There has been, and will undoubtedly continue to be much debate about how Americans…“real” Americans…should react to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The gambit seems to run from elation at the rise of a genuine man…


No Picture

Here’s the Deal

by John Sheehy So what I want is ten thousand names. Let me explain. I have this niece. I won’t name her here because she may not want to have her name bandied about on [social media]. But I love my niece. She’s great. She’s…


Last Chance Power Drive

Readers of this site may have noted a conspicuous absence of content from this author since shortly after the elections. In part, this (perhaps welcome) silence has been a product of an effort to maximize holiday time with family; however, it must be admitted that…


Quist, Curtis, Gianforte eyeing House seat

It will grow, but right now the field of Democratic candidates for the special election to replace Ryan Zinke is already nearing a dozen.  Brian Schweitzer has effectively bowed out by having endorsed Rob Quist, the well-known Montana musician.  Zeno Baucus, a lawyer and Max’s…