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Cool New Voter Info, Ballot Tracking Site

How cool is this? For the first time in Montana, voters can access voter information and track their ballots online. Montana ballots were mailed out yesterday. If you vote by mail, you can now check to make sure your ballot arrives and is counted.  Montana…




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What’s With the Resurgence of Right-Wing Organizing?

We’ve seen a big uptick lately in Montana in right-wing anger, bigotry, and activity.   Perhaps most frightening are the slate of far-right candidates this year, and the actions of those who are supporting them. If you’ve been wondering why here, why now, or just…





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“Recked,” Under the Baucus Bus

I try to give Max the benefit of the doubt when I can, but he doesn’t make it easy.   The question that young progressives who are leafleting and canvassing and working hard this weekend have to ask themselves is, why is Max Baucus up…


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Montana TEA Party Republican Beliefs Unmasked

An article in yesterday’s New York Times tells us what this “5000 Year Leap” that TEA Party Republicans such as Derek Skees in Whitefish and James Knox in Billings are promoting is really all about, including claims that America’s founders never intended separation of church…


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Complete Waste

Societies make decisions about how to spend resources, resources like money and human lives. And sometimes these decisions are made in a decentralized way, like a judge rather than a legislature. Here is a tragic waste of taxpayer money and a rehabilitated person, a sentencing…



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A Hard-Hitting Ad Appears in Whitefish

Here’s an ad from today’s Flathead Beacon, paid for by a community group called the North Valley PAC, exposing some alarming and deeply disturbing aspects of a right-wing candidate named Derek Skees whom I’ve written about before. Skees is running for the open Whitefish legislative…