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This is Huge

Improving women’s access to birth control is positive in so many ways. A woman who can plan when to have a family is able to participate in society and the economy more fully. Allowing women to plan and space their pregnancies contributes to healthy childbearing. …

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Dennis Rehberg’s “Welfare” May Be Holdup of House Debt Bill

Did anyone catch this little gem from The Hill this afternoon?  House conservatives are apparently up in arms over Pell Grant funding in John Boehner’s budget-slashing bill.  As of this posting, Boehner has delayed a vote on his bill, and sources say it’s because he doesn’t have the votes…

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Did You Know ACLU Montana Has a Blog?

Well they do, and it’s great. Head there for news from Montana as well as other hot topics from around the U.S. and world.  It’s full of photos, podcasts, personal stories, and impeccably sourced information–all written by former reporter Amy Cannata. The ACLU Montana blog…

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A Fake and a Liar (And Not Very Smart)

Steve Daines is googlewashing his record, but that’s not all that’s fake about him.   His facts aren’t real either, and his public, on-the-record support for a bill that forces cuts to Medicare and Social Security shows that he’s also not very smart.  Daines has…

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You Wanna’ Talk Ridiculous Protests

I tend to agree with Pogie when it comes to the protest by Earth Firsters at the capitol building yesterday. Was it the most effective way to get their message across, probably not, and they probably wasted their opportunity to meet with the Governor in…

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Today’s Must Read Political Blog Post

Can be found here at the blog Please…Cut the Crap, which is great and has been added to the blog roll.  The blogger makes some excellent points that we progressives would all do well to read, reflect upon, and of course, discuss. Hat tip Rob…

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Don’t Miss This

Lots of good blogging going on right now on other sites, but be sure you don’t miss the Button Valley Bugle‘s analysis of the unfolding Exxon oil spill, From Eternity to Here’s post on Marriage, Civil Unions, Platform Planks and Communion, and the discussion going under the…

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Let’s Just Make Billings the Capital City

As Pogie at Intelligent Discontent writes, the publisher of both the Helena IR and the Montana Standard, Randy Rickman, believes that the newspaper of Montana’s capital city doesn’t need independent editorial oversight – we can just share an editor with Butte. Rickman’s high quality judgement and…

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Wisconsin Man Arrested for Planning to Kill Abortion Providers

This week, police in Wisconsin detained a man who was planning to attack a Planned Parenthood clinic. According to the police report, Ralph Lang intended to shoot the clinic’s doctor “right in the head.” He now faces federal charges. Nearly two years after Dr. George Tiller was…

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Rural Pride

Looking for something fun to do this summer? D. Gregory Smith has some ideas.

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Pathetic

The Billings Gazette reported today that embattled PSC Commissioner Republican Brad Molnar couldn’t be bothered to show up in court but didn’t contest his involvement in a hit-and-run on a high school student in a fast-food drive through. Molnar had at first tried to deny…

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