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GUEST POST: Time for Montana to shout, “Not in our town”

by Jael Kampfe

4th Generation Montanan, retired rancher, Believer in Kindness

I remember growing up.

My grandfather, Bill Mackay Sr.’s Eisenhower Republican values wove around the dinner table connecting us like matching china.  Value local people and local control.  Serve.  Reach across the aisle.   The best legislation requires compromise.  Be kind.  Your words matter.

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GUEST POST: National Security Is Going to the Birds

by Josh Manning Manning is a combat veteran and serves on the leadership team of Common Defense, a group of progressive veterans joining together to affect political change. You can follow him on Twitter @joshuamanning23  Far from Montana, members of the House of Representatives are…

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The Nexus of Ego: Putin, Trump, and Zinke

by Josh Manning Josh Manning is a combat veteran and serves on the leadership team of Common Defense, a group of progressive veterans joining together to affect political change. You can follow him on Twitter @joshuamanning23. Counterterrorism analysts shorthand a grouping of terrorists from different…

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Mary Moe

GUEST POST: Hokey Pokey

by Sen. Mary Sheehy Moe (D-Great Falls) Sen. Moe can be reached at moe.mt.senate@gmail.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 –…

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Zinke’s “Fake” Fundraising

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…

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Zinke is out waving his sexism around again

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

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On Vetting

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…

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Is Zinke Spreading Rumor that he’s a speaker candidate?

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…

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