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AFP Stumbles in Attempt to Defend Itself from Ridicule

The Koch front-group Americans for Prosperity has been the subject of  some well-deserved mockery. This week, an attempt by the group to defend itself from the latest ridicule over their “legislative scorecard” has gone laughably awry again. Here’s what happened. State Representative Moffie Funk, a popular Helena Democrat…

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GUEST POST: The Danger Of Preemption Laws!


by Norma Duffy.  

Ms. Duffy is lifelong resident of Beaverhead County, a businesswoman, farmer, public advocate, and single mother who has no tolerance for the bad politics-as-usual, interfering with our future as Montanans. Follow her on Twitter @Ilikewoods

(First in a series of Three)

Though I have my own dreadful, personal, business story about preemption law, which I will speak to in the next post – problems right here in our state of Montana…. I’d rather first, take this time, to explain to the average Montanan, what so called “Preemption laws” are.

Generally, every state in the union has…

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Family Foundation Private School Textbook List Revealed

The Montana Family Foundation is obsessed with privatizing Montana’s schools and using your tax dollars to do it.  Last session, they tried to force an ALEC boilerplate bill sponsored by Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen to use taxpayer money to subsidize private schools in Montana,…

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Cowgirl Blog’s Top Posts of 2014

Happy New Year readers and tipsters.  Here’s a recap of the top ten Cowgirl Blog posts from 2014. 10. TEA Party Leader Jason Priest Arrested. Cowgirl Blog was the first to report this story. Priest was an important figure because he is the rebel leader in…

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Political Quick Hits

Closed Primaries At the Flathead Memo, James Conner explains why Republicans are unlikely to adopt Monforton’s closed primary resolution.  As usual, it’s a good analysis. Freedom Fighters At the Missoula Independent, reporter Ted McDermott has an incredible piece on a Montana militia member who organized militia…

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Daines Among Richest Members of Congress

Montana Representative Steve Daines is one of the richest members of Congress, according to a new report.  Daines came in at number 41 with an estimated worth of between $4.6 million and nearly $23 million.  Prior to Daines, former MT congressman Dennis Rehberg was the…

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Group Behind MT Ballot Measure Also Pushed Laws to Justify Homicide of Abortion Doctors

The group behind Montana’s anti-choice ballot measure is also behind several bills to expand justifiable homicide laws, so that they cover murder committed in the defense of a fetus. Law enforcement officials say the bills “could be used to incite violence against abortion providers.” ALEC’s anti-choice…

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