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Few Surprises on Election Night

The votes are in and the favorites generally won their races last night.  Walsh, Lewis, Zinke, Daines. Resources were mattered.  Zinke and Walsh had them, and it made the difference.  Matt Rosendale was a bit surprising given that he spent about even with Zinke, but…

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Race to the Bottom

Right-wing Republicans elected to county offices have been much in the news lately, providing frightening examples of what happens when you put TEA party Republicans in charge of, well, anything. It’s hard to say which Republican county officials have exhibited the most incompetence and bad…

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More to Come Out on Ravalli Commission Scandal

Ravalli County’s Money Problems Snowball; TEA Party Commissioners Call Disaster “Nothing Unusual” Old fashioned investigative journalism and public records research by the Bitterroot Star have uncovered some troubling new information in Ravalli County’s ongoing TEA Party financial mismanagement scandal.  It turns out there is an…

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Things Fall Apart

A Case Study in TEA Party Incompetence TEA party excels at manipulating the republican party, but are incompetent boobs when it comes to actually governing.  This shouldn’t be a surprise.  After all, the TEA Party mantra is that government can’t do the job.  So now…

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TEA Party Fact Check: 8 Imbecilic Arguments Used to Justify Eliminating Women’s Health Care in Ravalli County

On Friday, GOP county commissioners Suzy Foss, Jeff Burrows, Ron Stolz, J.R. Iman, and Greg Chilcot eliminated all women’s health services from Ravalli County, including breast and cervical cancer screening and even birth control, men’s testicular cancer screening, mammograms, breast cancer screenings, birth control, STD…

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Ravalli County: Women Don’t Deserve Cancer Screening

The Ravalli County Commissioners seem to have only one thing on their minds and they are at it again this week. The world class thinkers voted to refuse free federal funds for breast and cervical cancer screening, saying the “social costs” of such screenings were…

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Ravalli County Republicans Confess Budget Incompetence

Ravalli County Commissioner Suzy Foss has written a tell-all opinion piece this week confessing the budget incompetence of the County Commission, all Republicans. The Ravalli Republicans’ budget failures remind one of the fiasco created by GOP-ers in the Montana Legislature, who ginned up a fake budget crisis…

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