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This must drive the mouth-breathers crazy

Good piece today in the paper by Schweitzer about how Montana is the only state in America with a balanced budget.  This stuff must drive the mouth-breathers crazy. It’s a nice thumb, to return the words of  Republican Candidate Jason Priest back to the vernacular…


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A quick feminist point

With so many feminist issues emerging as hot topics these days, it seems like a good time to take a moment on this feminist blog to remind ourselves of some of our basic beliefs. Gender neutrality is important to feminists: we like to treat others…


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Just who is backing the Montana Tea Party?

Is the Tea Party a “grassroots of Montana” movement?   Hardly.  This movement is backed and manipulated by the group Americans for Prosperity, which is directed and funded in large part by two billionaire brothers from New York, Charles and David Koch. As The New Yorker…


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War on error

Let’s play “fact or fiction” with the Helena IR. If you read the IR’s coverage of Dr. Miriam Grossman’s anti-sex education events this week, you probably found yourself wondering what was fact…and what was the IR doing its part to spread misinformation on behalf of…


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What is truly disgusting

Since the mob known as “tea baggers” arrived on the political scene in Montana and across the nation a year ago, racism and hate speech have been at the center of their agenda. This was clearly on display in Montana recently when the  bigotry, hatred,…




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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to…

Republican mouthbreather and candidate for state senate Jason Priest for claiming on his campaign website that: “Montanans of every political viewpoint wish for less divisive politics. While I have principled views on the proper scope of government, I‘ll contribute to a respectful discussion of our…



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Why you should care about the Helena District Court judge race

It’s hard to get information about judicial races, especially on the district judge level, but folks around the state will be interested in the race for Judicial District one, which covers Lewis and Clark and Broadwater counties, because this is the first court in Montana…


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Mystery Meat

A reader contacted me not long ago to rehash an old argument that will likely be rekindled this fall.  A vegetarian, this reader was offended that Roy Brown, when confronted in 2008 with a rumor that he was vegetarian, angrily denounced and denied it. You…




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Sanders County Republicans sure know how to handle a crisis

In case you haven’t been following the doings of the Sanders County Republican Central Committee, folks there have been in a flurry after it came to light on this blog that, the minutes revealed party infighting, scripture reading and, according to their minutes, the committee…