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.
by Justin Robbins
The Montana GOP chairman yesterday told the last Last Best News that it’s no big deal to have a Republican Presidential elector (yes, of the electoral college) who says LBGT people should be beaten and strung up to die. This Trump elector (one of three from Montana, the others…
The Republican leadership in the Montana Legislature has just announced that Fred Thomas has been named Majority Leader of the state Senate.
When Senator Thomas announced his intended candidacy for returning to the State Senate way back in 2011, he was quoted as saying, “My campaign platform is simple… Let’s learn from recent mistakes. As they say, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” (Bitterroot Star, 11/30/2011).
by Bill McRae, Billings
Bill is a retired college professor who came back home to Montana. You can email him at email@example.com and see more at his Facebook page, “An American Progressive.”
President of the United States. President. of. the. United. States. Not the “President of Southern States and Rust Belt States and Gerrymandered States and Swing States Swinging our Way.”
On the TPP, whether Austin Knudsen has released his dress code for the 2017 legislature yet, the legislature’s use of private emails for official state business, and Standing Rock.
by Bill LaCroix
Bill is a writer, musician and progressive political activist. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit his blog at BillLaCroix.blogspot.com
Who will stand and fight now? Pay close attention because those who will are the ones who will lead us (and the Land) out of toxic waters of the mile-deep mining pit America seems hell bent to land on.
by Mary Ann Dunwell
Finding the inner strength, resilience and forgiveness to move forward together as Montanans, Americans and communities of good will, may seem insurmountable after Tuesday’s Presidential election. I ask for your resolve to do just that.
GOP Vice Chair Jennifer Fielder has published a screed in the Billings Gazette telling us that the shrinking land takeover group she runs has met and decided to keep pushing its land takeover scheme. This in spite of the fact that “for many on both sides of…
Nazi Lit in Missoula In Missoula this week, American Nazi Party literature showed up in Missoula, the Missoulian reports: Fliers citing the American Nazi Party have appeared on some Missoula doorsteps, touting “the white working class” and disparaging Jews. Readers may have noticed that the Helena IR also…
It’s time to take a deeper look at the election results in Montana. First, the obvious and very bright news. The Governor’s race ended at about a 4 point margin for Bullock, with the governor receiving slightly over 50%, and so state government will largely…
The Bullseye has one of the more interesting post-mortem analyses I’ve seen – That the election results are as much a repudiation of Republican obstructionism as a rejection of Clinton: …the election of Donald Trump of being a double-barreled repudiation—a flat-out expression of the deep…
Retired Supreme Court Justice Jim Nelson has an excellent guest post up about the presidential race “So What Next,” so I won’t add anything here. Here’s what I’ll say now about some other races: Victories for Steve Bullock (he’s up by about 12,000 votes over Gianforte at the…
By Jim Nelson,
Montana Supreme Court Justice (Ret.)
I suspect that many of us are still reeling from the gut-punch of this election cycle.
But, the question that kept gnawing at me as I watched the digital maps and talking heads dance across the flat screen, was how did we, as Americans, fall so low that we have now elected to this land’s (and the world’s) highest, most powerful political office, a person who Atlantic Magazine described as the “most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 227-year history of the American presidency.”
Swing State County Election Benchmark Guide This is neat. Montana Election Results Available now. Florida is the New Ohio It’s also one of the earliest states from which we might see results. This cool Fivethirtyeight graphic shows why Florida is key. Here in Montana we…