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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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GUEST POST: Hokey Pokey

by Sen. Mary Sheehy Moe (D-Great Falls) Sen. Moe can be reached at 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 –…



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


Steve Daines is an embarrassment.

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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Polls Show GOP Political Games Unpopular with Voters

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…



GUEST POST: An Open Letter to Montana’s Congressional Delegation on the Iran Nuclear Deal

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.



NEW REPORT Exposes Links Between Land Takeover Movement, Anti-Government Extremism Groups

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…



Koch Bloggers Caught Lying About Tester

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.

Senator Tester didn’t attend this fundraiser that Republicans and Media Trackers are making a stink about. Senator Tester was in D.C. voting that day.  How do I know?  Because the

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GUEST POST: An Open Letter to Steve Daines

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.”