Our Writers

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate. In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

The Polish Wolf

Pete Talbot

'Papa’ Pete Talbot is first and foremost a grandfather to five wonderful grandchildren. Like many Montanans, he has held numerous jobs over the years: film and video producer, a partner in a marketing and advertising firm, a builder and a property manager. He’s served on local and statewide Democratic Party boards. Pete has also been blogging at various sites for over a decade. Ping-pong and skiing are his favorite diversions. He enjoys bourbon.

M. Storin

Calamity Jan

Nathan Kosted

Tyler Evilsizer

Raised in Helena, Tyler's particularly passionate about the environment, transparency, and wonky budget policy. The views expressed are his own.

Sheena Rice

A professional rabble rouser, Sheena is a Butte girl now calling Billings home. She loves Montana, music, politics, cheap beer and dinosaurs. She hates the big banks and pants. All of her posts are done on her own time and of her own accord and are not associated with the organization that she works for.

ML

I am a Montanan, fisher-person, and a passionate progressive. My political interests lie within political ethics, economic justice, and the responsiveness of government to the needs of real people.

Joe Bullington

Faith Scow

Faith is a student at Carroll College and member of the "Talking Saints" debate team. Well traveled, Faith spent last summer exploring many countries including Norway, France, Germany and Croatia. She believes that impactful policy is made at the local level and that young women are extremely under represented in politics.

Mary Sheehy Moe

Chelsiaann

Freelance writer, essayist, teacher, and cancer survivor. Let's dance.

Miriam Krainacker

Miriam Krainacker is a movie-obsessed sociology student at the University of Montana.

Claire Baiz

Montana native Claire Baiz attended the University of Montana and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in history and political science from the University of Great Falls. Baiz, a columnist for Signature Montana magazine, has been recently published in the U.S.A. Today, Detroit Free Press, Waukesha Now, and Earth Island Journal. Her short fiction is featured in The J.J. Outre Review and Molotov Cocktail. Baiz, a Chicago resident, has also appeared in the New York Times and New York Post.

Brian Johnson

Adrian Cohea

Rachel Skaar

Rachel Skaar is a student at Georgetown University and is from Helena, Montana.

Wade Sikorski

Wade Sikorski is political scientist living on a ranch in southeastern Montana.  He is the author of Before it is too Late, Sacrificial Rituals, and Infected with Difference.

Jordan Barrows

Hailing from Helena, Montana, Jordan Barrows is a senior at the University of Arizona studying Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology. When not working in the lab or attending classes, he enjoys hiking, bike rides, playing music, and teaching.