Lee Enterprises Gives Up Covering Montana Politics

By On May 21, 2015

In news that would be shocking if it weren’t so incredibly disappointing, the Lee Newspapers chain in Montana has decided to send the state’s two most experienced political reporters out to pasture,… Read More

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Montana Politics

Jim Messina on Winning Elections

By On May 19, 2015

I’m not thrilled with some of the candidates he has chosen to work for but his record speaks for itself. Montana boy Jim Messina, at least he used to call Montana home,… Read More

Montana Legislature

Uber v. Taxis: A Metaphor

By On May 17, 2015

On one side you have entrepreneurs, smart phones, and the trendy, on the other: unions, regulations and institutions. What’s a progressive to do? I support unions and reasonable regulation, and being an… Read More


A Little Rest and Wonder

By On May 15, 2015

AP tests completed, I am off to see the wonders of Glacier National Park, but should be back writing with a vengeance soon. I hope everyone has an excellent weekend out there.… Read More

Montana Politics

CJ’s Election Rankings

By On May 12, 2015

The 2016 election is something like 18 months away, but that won’t stop the Calamity Jan writers from pontificating and making predictions. Currently, nine people have filed for statewide office (we’re including… Read More

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2010 file photo, John Oliver appears on stage at Comedy Central's  'Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education' at the Beacon Theatre in New York.  Starting Monday, June 10, 2013, Oliver will preside on "The Daily Show"  on Comedy Central. He will substitute-anchor for eight weeks of new shows before Jon Stewart's return on Sept. 3. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

John Oliver on Standardized Testing

By On May 6, 2015

What does the test say? Very little about students, and a lot about corporate influence on education. John Oliver breaks it down:… Read More