Intelligent Discontent

Students in Colorado Protest Meaningless Standardized Tests

By On November 22, 2014

One of the things that always drives me crazy when student activists protest conditions in their schools or political issues is that adults often dismiss their concerns as irrational or motivated by… Read More

2014 Elections

Repost: A Sellout’s Manifesto Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Party

By On November 16, 2014

In light of the analysis of the Democratic Party and its prospects following a dispiriting election, this post from July 2011  feels relevant once again. Let me begin by positing a radical thesis:… Read More

Montana Politics

Montana Political Links Roundup for 15 November 2014

By On November 15, 2014

Battle lines | Opinion | – “Cynics rejoice: Montana voters get to meaningfully choose between 12 percent and 16 percent of our state legislators. The rest are nominated by their respective parties… Read More

Ryan Zinke
Montana Politics

Ryan Zinke Hypocritically Condemns Butte bin Laden Shooter; Montana Media Continues to Give Him a Free Pass

By On November 9, 2014

Maybe now that the election is over the Montana political press will finally cover the story about Congressman-elect Ryan Zinke’s brazen, hypocritical disclosure of operational details about the Navy SEAL Team Six raid that… Read More

2014 Elections

Ryan Zinke Thinks Waterboarding is Funny. The Gazette’s Editorial Is Just Sad

By On November 2, 2014

In the annals of astonishing false equivalency, Darrell Ehrlick, the editor of the Billings Gazette today chided the John Lewis campaign for, in his view, “leaking” a story to the Los Angeles Times about… Read More

Ryan Zinke
2014 Elections

Zinke’s SOFA House Looks Like a Front to Me

By On October 28, 2014

In the series of ethical violations that have plagued the Zinke campaign, it’s easy to forget some of the details, but one that has always stayed with me was the transparent nature… Read More

2014 Elections

Brad Johnson Would Be a Terrible Choice for the PSC

By On October 27, 2014

Among the important races in Montana that never seem to get the attention they deserve, the race for the PSC is near the top. It’s seen as a wonky, even unimportant race… Read More