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…


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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…



GUEST POST: Is There Money Behind the Trump-Putin Love Affair?

  A Commentary for Montana Cowgirl By Evan Barrett     As the CIA and seventeen intelligence agencies and the FBI have determined to a high level of confidence that Russia used hacking and leaking to interfere with our recent Presidential election – effectively interfering…


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GUEST POST: Vocabulary Lesson

by Mary Sheehy Moe Sen. Moe represents Senate District 12 in Great Falls. She can be reached at moe.mt.senate@gmail.com  “Disingenuous.” When Elsie Arntzen used that word in her televised debate with Melissa Romano last summer, I had to wonder whether it still means what it…


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Guest Post: Montana Gets a Special Election

by Progressive Cow   Ryan Zinke’s at Interior.  All in all, it could be worse. Zinke, for those don’t remember, was once a moderate Republican state legislator from liberal Whitefish who once supported many things environmental, as well as basic abortion rights too (his position on…



Putting the White in Whitefish

by Justin Robbins

I don’t intend this post to do much beyond inform and educate. I almost hesitate to use the term “educate” because it implies I may have knowledge that has been in some way denied to others. That is by no means certain.