What’s Racist in Montana?

Last week, I took Senator Burns to task for what I perceived to be racist overtones in his comments about immigration reform. As it turns out, Burns’ comments were relatively nuanced when compared to the racist spew offered up by Eric over at...

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There has been an interesting controversy brewing in Butte, an city where Republicans have hard time getting elected to office. 24-year-old Shawn Stuart is running in House District 76 as a Republican. Apparently, members of the Montana media were...

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Earlier this week, I referenced the latest Conrad Burns advertising delight. Not satisifed with just parroting the latest Republican talking points, that inane right-wing site in Montana approvingly copied the whole text of the ad. Here are the key...

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Our esteemed leader on the issues, Conrad Burns, hasn’t made up his mind about the Immigration reform bill, but he sure knows the language of the right: Burns said he may support a temporary guest worker program if it includes “a move...

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So, President Bush is impressed with Conrad, too: “I kind of like being on the same platform as Senator Burns because he makes me sound like Shakespeare,” Bush said, to laughter.  “I like a plain-talkin’ fellow...

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It sounds like you’ll have to check out the April issue of Rolling Stone, which has a piece explaining the best way to meet Conrad Burns: pretend to be a lobbyist. Taibbi heads to Burns $500 plate birthday party with a set of fake business...

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It takes a special candidate to take a look at poll numbers that have them at a net negative 10 approval rating in their state and say, hey, I can do better. The latest Survey USA polling has Burns at a net negative 14, worst in the nation. Given...

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an 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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