Articles by Cowgirl

Syrian Refugees in Canada

GUEST POST: Knudsen, Gianforte, wrong on refugees 

   by Joseph Thiel       Joseph Thiel served on the Board of Regents of the Montana University System from 2011-2013. He is now pursuing his doctorate in education at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.                                   Politics is the art of the possible. Except, it…


Steve Bullock

Leading Prediction Site says Bullock is 80% to Win

by Cowgirl Good news for Montana democrats, and indeed Montanans.  Predictwise, a leading aggregator of predictive market data, says that Steve Bullock has an 80% chance of being elected.  This number is based on a range of polling data, expert predictions, data from betting and odds-making sites,…


Jim Nelson

GUEST POST: Orlando. This Time. Please.

  by James C. Nelson Montana Supreme Court Justice (Ret.) I told my friend, a poet, that I didn’t know how to write this piece—I didn’t know how to be eloquent, heartsick, damn mad, and hopeful all at the same time.  I still don’t.  So,…


Theresa Manzella

Montexit: TEA Party Legislator Promotes Montana Secession

TEA Party Lawmaker Theresa Manzella (R-Bitterrooter) has taken to social media to promote Montana’s secession from the United States. Manzella shared and reposted on her own page a post by a Cindy Hamilton, a break-up letter of sorts to the U.S. signed “Montana.”  Manzella does…


GOP Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen (TEA-Culbertson)

The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to….

….TEA Party Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen, of Culbertson, MT. Knudsen rushed out with an op-ed he hoped would prop up flat earther Greg Gianforte, who has been soundly castigated for claiming that state officials and not the federal government oversee refugee resettlement. This is false. You see, Gianforte’s understanding…


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Back Next Week

Good morning readers – I’m headed into the backcountry this week and so of course won’t have access to the internet.  I’ll be back next week Wednesday, so until then, I hope you all have a nice week!  Cowgirl


Jessica Karjala and Tom Woods

GUEST POST: TEA Party 10 Up to No Good

By Representative Jessica Karjala, Billings HD 48, and  Representative Tom Woods, Bozeman HD 62 Ten TEA Party legislators recently proposed a special session. Supposedly, these folks want to use this very expensive process to “address campaign finance issues.” We believe that there are ulterior motives to their…


Trump rally

Presidential Campaign makes it to Montana, finally

The presidential campaigns have arrived in Montana and Tuesday is the big day. Lately there have been visits by all three campaigns. Donald Trump spoke in Billings last week to a sparse crowd of angry, white nationalist hotheads, on the heels of an endorsement by Ryan…