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Gianforte Escalates the War on Science

by Cowgirl This week, Greg Gianforte and Elsie Arntzen proposed that schools should eliminate the requirement that students take two years science if a student took computer science instead. Put aside for a moment that someone forgot to brief him on the fact that the a…

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TEA Partier Seeks to Nullify 200 Years of Science with One Bad Idea

A TEA Party lawmaker named Rep. Clayton Fiscus (R-Billings) is resurrecting an “intelligent design” creationism law that would force teachers to reduce facts to mere subjects for debate under the guise of teaching “critical thinking skills” to students in public schools.  The Bill draft LC1324 a slightly modified version…

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Gianforte Weighs In On Montana Tech Rumpus

It was revealed last week that Greg Gianforte, the billionaire tech mogul from Bozeman who apparently believes that the earth is 4,300 years old, has been invited to speak at Montana Tech’s graduation. This touched off a stir,  with stories in Montana and national press….

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Creationists and the Court

Seems our recently profiled candidate for Montana’s Supreme Court,  Mr. Lawrence VanDyke, has a soft spot for soft science. While he declined to reveal much in his interview with the IR, the internet has much to offer us. In his time as the editor of…

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Daines on Teaching Creationism in Public Schools

Here is an interview with Montana’s Republican Congressman Steve Daines, conducted by Sally Mauk of Montana NPR,  in November of 2012, on the subject of teaching creationism in public schools: Daines: We’ve got two kids at [public colleges], I’m a product of the public schools system…

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Conservatives Staying Home?

There is an unmistakable lull in the world of firebrand conservativism right now in the Montana legislature.  When the legislature was last convened in 2011, right-wing bills were getting big crowds of proponents lining up to testify, to rage against the machine, as it were….

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GOP Launches Job Creation Plan

Today, the Montana GOP laid out its plan to bring more high-paying jobs to Montana. TEA Party Republican state Rep. Clayton Fiscus (R-Billings) is proposing a bill that would require the teaching of intelligent design alongside evolution in all Montana schools. The Huffington Post and…

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