Our Least Read Posts of 2017

Every year a few posts seem to slip through, either because they were posted at a terrible time or someone else at the site managed to post something similar at almost exactly the same time. Sometimes, they get overshadowed by a candidate for Congress assaulting a member of the press for having the temerity to ask a question.

These are the five posts that had the least number of views in the past year. Maybe take a look and make them feel just a bit less lonely?

5. Some Conservatives Have the Courage to Denounce Roy Moore. Not Steve Daines

A look around Twitter shows how the two camps in the Republican Party are responding to the Roy Moore allegations. While some Republicans are fighting to restore honor to their party, you won’t see Steve Daines among those condemning Moore.

4. What the Tax Bill Means for Montanans: Tax Hikes And Reduced Services For Students

In order to pay for their budget-busting transfer of wealth to the richest few Americans (and a few multinational corporations), the Daines-Gianforte tax bill had to create some losers. One of the groups hardest hit will be those who simply want to improve their education, hurting millions of American families and the economy as a whole.

3. Zinke Complicit as Trump Plans to Shrink Bears Ears National Monument by 85%, Grand Staircase by 50%, Destroy Public Lands

What did you really expect from the Zinke though, he is the official Flip-Flopper-in-Chief. He has always been one to talk out of both sides of his mouth about his support for any issue while he voted against it in Congress. Nothing has changed since he became Secretary of the Interior for this deeply corrupt administration.

2. Veterans call on Secretary Zinke to Preserve National Monuments and National Parks

More than a dozen veterans representing 10 states and the District of Columbia took a message to Capitol Hill this week: Restore America’s national parks.

1. Gianforte to dump another $1 million into campaign?

I have to wonder what he’s going to do with the money before the polls close in 28 hours. Buy TV? Pay canvassers to hit the doors or make phone calls? It seems too late to me. Is he really that nervous about the outcome? Maybe someone more politically savvy than me can explain this last minute plea for funds. Some sort of slush fund for down the road?

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a 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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