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McDonald struggling financially

Dennis McDonald filed his campaign report early, and so it is now available. It states that after running for Congress for a year and a half, he has $18,000 in the bank.  This includes a loan to himself for  $15,000. UPDATE: Rehberg’s now filed. By…




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Fox News does disservice to Helena community dialogue and democracy

Faux News, who has been stirring up a feeding frenzy of national misinformation on the Helena School health curriculum update, did even more disservice to Helena residents when they sent a national reporter to foment controversy and outrage around last night’s school board meeting. Sources…







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The cost of MT Republican stupidity? $220 million a year

Unless you have been out in the backcountry for the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably heard by now that the Montana GOP is once again making Montana somewhat of a laughing stock because they have kept hold of their 1850s belief that it should…


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Why I started a new blog

There have been some odd comments on Left in the West about why I started a new blog, whether I was kicked off, and what the reasons might be. I want to make it perfectly clear that I started a new blog because I thought…