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Montana Teachers React to Arntzen

Guest Post from Concerned Montanans On Thursday, Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen met with school principals from around Montana. It did not go well. The Great Falls Tribune has a great recap of Arntzen’s inability to answer about funding Pre-K and programs to boost…

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Graduation Rates Don’t Matter to Elsie Arnzten

The person who was somehow elected as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in November with little or no name recognition, knowledge of the position, or support from really anyone has decided to eliminate an immensely successful program from the OPI website and has disappeared…

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GUEST POST: Vocabulary Lesson

by Mary Sheehy Moe Sen. Moe represents Senate District 12 in Great Falls. She can be reached at moe.mt.senate@gmail.com  “Disingenuous.” When Elsie Arntzen used that word in her televised debate with Melissa Romano last summer, I had to wonder whether it still means what it…

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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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A Troubling Political Anniversary Looms

Remember back when people told us Uber would help reduce drunk driving?  CBS News is reporting that this time its  guy who is in court for driving while impaired after his car struck a party bus in San Diego. California doesn’t have a monopoly on this problem, to be sure….

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In this edition:

BULLOCK’S CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR: reason vs extremism
BULLOCK’S LIKELY OPPONENT GIANFORTE: extremist masquerading as technocrat.
NANCY KEENAN CHAIR OF MT DEMS: a seasoned pro takes over
MELISSA ROMANO RUNS FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
DIRK SANDEFUR RUNS FOR STATE SUPREME COURT
GALLATIN COUNTY DEMS ANNUAL GALA: a tribute to Dorothy Eck, Sept 11th @ The Emerson

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April Fools

Unfortunately, these April Fool’s Day political quick hits are all too real. TEA Party “Operation DINO” Plot Uncovered in Multiple States A Maryland reporter revealed this week on Huffington Post that a far-right activist plot to deceive voters is not limited to Montana but is…

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GOP Legislator Junkets Exposed

Today, new evidence of the extent to which Montana’s legislature has been corrupted by out-of-state corporate interests has come to light.  Citizen advocates have released documents showing that several Montana legislators received all-expense paid junkets where they were wined and dined by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)….

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The Foul 57

Republican candidates across the county have tried to distance themselves from Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who believes that rape victims should be forced to give birth and said that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant because “the female body has ways to try to shut that…

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“Knee-Walking Drunk” Endorses Open Container Guy

Bitterroot state senator Jim Shockley’s citation earlier this year for drinking canned red beer while driving inspired the Republican to step down from his position. (He chaired the legislative committee drafting tougher DUI laws.)  But, it didn’t stop him from accepting the endorsement of former Senator Conrad Burns…

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