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The Missoulian Doesn’t Have Time to Cover Zinke Abortion Votes But Does Have Time For SEAL Myth Making

By On January 25, 2015

I try so hard to be understanding of the major newspapers in Montana, which are undoubtedly under economic pressure from the corporate overlords who are stripping the company of assets. I do. … Read More

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ICYMI: Montana Politics Reads of the Week for January 25, 2015

By On January 25, 2015

Some really great reporting from around the state about the Yellowstone pipeline leak and good, old-fashioned Republican hypocrisy. Enjoy! This is Hypocrisy, Plain and Simple | – “Media coverage of TEA Party… Read More

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The Climate, It’s A-Changin’. And So Is Ryan Zinke’s Position on It. Again.

By On January 24, 2015

Our newest Congressman, when he’s not hiding at the end of the alphabet to bravely cast votes, loves getting himself some of that media attention. You can’t open a crackpot, right-wing web… Read More

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Montana Legislature Tweets of the Week 24 January 2015

By On January 24, 2015

What do civil asset forfeiture and stagecoach robbery have in common? Someone with a gun forcibly confiscates your property. #mtpol #mtleg — Chris Puyear (@ChrisPuyear) January 16, 2015 #FiveWordsToRuinAJobInterview “Lesbians are mentally… Read More

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Montana Politics

Reader Request: Who is running in 2016?

By On January 23, 2015

Hello Readers! It’s Friday. Why not have a little fun? I’m looking to put together a speculative post on who readers and political insiders think will run for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary… Read More

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Montana Politics

Senator Steve Daines: Businessman, Scientist Rejects Human Caused Warming

By On January 22, 2015

During the Senate debate over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, Democratic Senator Brian Schatz offered an amendment designed to show which US Senators believe that global warming “is real” and… Read More

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Montana Politics

Congressman Zinke Votes to Restrict Abortion and Increase Taxes On Vast Majority of Small Businesses

By On January 22, 2015

Another day, another bad vote from Congressman Zinke, who today voted with House Republicans to restrict abortion rights for women serving in the military 1, women with low incomes, and women living in… Read More

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Montana Politics

Must Read Op-Ed on the Threat to the Smith

By On January 22, 2015

Last week, occasional contributor Calamity Jan pointed out that Strategies 360, a Helena-based, progressive-affiliated consulting and political work had signed a contract with Tintina Resources, a Canadian company that wants to develop a copper… Read More

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The State of the Fourth Estate

By On January 22, 2015

(Big welcome to Pete Talbot, who is writing his first post here.–Pogie) In the wake of “fat shaming” blog posts and criticism of the Montana media, two items caught my eye. The first… Read More

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