Montana Politics

Election 2012: Update #5

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  • Senate is looking great for Democrats to retain control. Chris Murphy is crushing the wrestling queen, Bill Nelson is defeating Connie Hack or something like that, and the good people of Indiana are rejecting the idea that pregnancy from rape is a “gift from God.”
  • Allen West, the worst member of the United States House, is losing. That’s enough to make even a cynic like me smile broadly.
  • Too hard for you to go vote? Tell that to these people in New York, who are voting by flashlight. I like people sometimes.
  • Using long lines and onerous restrictions to prevent people from voting is shameful. The National Memo calls it a “new poll tax”—and they’re right.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-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.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

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.

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