.45 Caliber Montana Man Rob Quist

Rob Quist-Montana’s Voice in Washington Sometimes a candidate comes along that doesn’t look like a politician and doesn’t act like a politician. Rob Quist is taking Montana by Storm. 2016 was the year of the outsider. What does that make 2017? The year of the…


Troop Surge in Syria Flies Under Radar in Bizzarro World

This is what American service members would go into in Syria. by Josh Manning Josh Manning is a combat veteran and serves on the leadership team of Common Defense, a group of progressive veterans who want to affect political change. You can follow him on…


Libertarian Enters Congressional Race

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN, Associated Press Montana’s Libertarian Party picked Mark Wicks to be its candidate in the May 25 special election, finalizing the slate to fill the state’s vacant congressional seat. The 46-year-old cattle rancher and writer from Inverness will be up against Democrat…


Tester Wins Award for Championing Government Transparency

JAMES MADISON AWARD GIVEN FOR PROMOTING TRANSPARENCY, PUBLIC ACCESS AND THE PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO KNOW The Montana State Library is pleased to announce that Sen. Jon Tester is the winner of the national 2017 James Madison Award. The American Library Association announced the award Friday….




There’s No Vaccine for Stupid: Anti-Vaxxers Take Up Raw Milk

  Does everyone remember when the anti-vaxxers got all riled up on behalf of preserving archaic illnesses other countries eradicated 50 years ago? These bunker-dwelling Montanans did not prevail, but are back in force with a new plan to preserve their freedom to expose your children to diseases…


City Slicker Zinke

Zinke Rides Like a Dude By: BRENDA WAHLER and her blog: Wahler Law (and I’m not referring to The Big Lebowski) It is said that the most dangerous place in Washington DC is between a politician and a microphone.  In the case of Montana’s former Congressman and now…


Montana’s Anti-Pot Crusader is Fired, Finally

The news came Friday that Mike Cotter, the top federal prosecutor in Montana and an Obama appointee, has been asked to resign by Donald Trump. It was one of 46 such requests by the President.  A strong-arm move for sure, but not entirely surprising and not…


GIANFORTE AN AVID SUPPORTER of HATE GROUPS (Guest Post)

By Ian Powell-Palm I come bearing sad news, Montana. As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, Montana’s least favorite New Jerseyan has once again decided to rear his ugly policy stances. This time it’s Ryan Zinke’s recently vacated House seat that Greg Gianforte is…


Save Lives Montana

By Montana State Senator Mary Caferro As I watched nearly $90 million in services for senior citizens and people who have disabilities, including children, being cut from the state budget I had to do something. Fortunately, we have a mechanism to help restore these programs…


Dark Money Koch Bros Group Targets Senator Tester

The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative organization that led opposition to former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, launched a $10 million multi-state advertising campaign last month to support the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. In D.C., Indiana, Missouri, Montana,…


Zinke Rides a Horse to Work, Supports Horse Slaughter

From TheHorse.com In the wake of President-Elect Donald Trump’s Dec. 15 nomination of U.S. House Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) as Secretary of the Interior, some wild horse advocates are considering how the Montana Congressman might influence the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and its management…


Cowboy Versus Alien

By Justin Robbins Time is fleeting as we fast approach a May 25 special election to fill Montana’s lone congressional seat, vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke; already famous for forgetting his Metro pass on the first day at his new job. Following the Montana…