by Sen. Mary Sheehy Moe (D-Great Falls) Sen. Moe can be reached at email@example.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryMoeMT Ah, the irony. Before the self-proclaimed “originalist,” Justice Antonin Scalia, had even been entombed, Senate Republicans were changing the Constitution’s clear directive to the President to appoint Scalia’s replacement –…Read More
There’s an interesting article up on Daily Kos this week that highlights Marco Rubio’s “fake fundraising” tactic – comparing the candidate to Montana GOPer Ryan Zinke. “Are you a Republican congressional candidate who wants to look like a fantastic fundraiser without actually doing any of…
Zinke’s Statements Against Women In Combat Reminiscent of What Used to Be Said of Black Troops
In an article in the Free Beacon Zinke makes some overtly sexist statements about women to try to make his case that qualified women shouldn’t be allowed in combat roles.
Here’s Zinke: “They do great work and are very professional, but
In the last three months of 2015, Ryan Zinke raised $601k for his 2016 re-election campaign. That would be an impressive haul had he not spent every dime of it during the same time. In fact, according to his latest FEC filing, Zinke spent more…
A lot of talk this week about “vetting” a process which some seem to have imbued with the ability not just to know everything about a person’s past, but also as a way to magically predict and control an individual’s future behavior. But in spite of the recent…
Ryan Zinke told MTN News that some members have suggested he run for the top post in the House. The big question that no one is asking Zinke, is who exactly is asking him to run? Likely the answer is nobody. No national media outlets have reported…
Just this. New national polling conducted this week by the Pew Research Center shows 60% of Americans “say that any budget deal must maintain funding for Planned Parenthood” while only 32% say that any agreement must eliminate funding for the organization. The same poll found: If lawmakers…
Waded Holds Her Own
MSU President Waded Cruzado will not be bullied by ideologically challenged legislators like TEA Party Rep. Art Wittich, of Bozeman.
by Nathan Kosted, Concerned Citizen, Lifelong Montanan and campaign staff of Tester for Senate 2006
Great American leaders know that war is a last resort and that diplomacy saves American lives, keeps American families together and saves us trillions of dollars. That being said, Iran has been preparing to build a nuclear weapon and if they accomplish this it could mean that war is on the horizon. Ridding Iran’s ability to obtain a nuclear weapon is essential to preventing war and is the centerpiece of the Iran deal.
The Center for Western Priorities released a new report this week exposing the many connections between anti-government extremist groups and beliefs and state lawmakers who support a takeover of Montana’s public lands. It’s apparent given last week’s arrival of armed, camouflaged “constitutional advocates” in Lincoln and the armed standoff at Cliven…
Montana Republicans Also Demonstrate Ignorance of Ethics Laws (Oh, and Flub Another Attempt to Manufacture an Attack on Dems…)
Well, this is embarrassing. The paid Koch Brothers bloggers at “Media Trackers” have been busted lying about Sen. Tester. The bloggers claimed that Tester had attended some high dollar fundraiser based entirely on a Tweet, which got it wrong.
Dan Lourie lives in Bozeman. He is a lifetime activist for peace, justice and equality, has written to newspapers since 1964.
Dear Sen. Daines –
Regarding the following statement from a letter of yours to a constituent:
“While some believe increased levels of CO2 from human activities in our atmosphere are a major factor in planetary warming trends, others observe that there may be other factors.”
By Dan Lourie
Dan Lourie lives in Bozeman. He is a lifetime peace and justice activist, an organizer of and participant in civil rights and anti-war era actions, a regular writer to newspapers since 1964.
In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt as she began an address to a convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution, “My fellow immigrants.”
I’ve had a fair amount of political experience in Texas over the last fifty years – Houston, where I cut my teeth in the sixties and seventies in civil rights, civil liberties, and anti-war advocacy and actions, and later in the Corpus Christi area of South Texas. Both areas are diverse – Houston had a substantial African-American population, and Nueces County has a significant percentage of Mexican-Americans.
A TEA Party state senator this week lashed out against Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke for eagerly voting against a measure pushed by special interest groups and right-wing legislators. The scheme to takeover, seize, or auction off our public lands (TPL) is so unpopular with voters that even Zinke, who during the election went…