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Matt Singer already did a nice piece about the lack of real benefit to Missoula from the “economic development” package that brought 900 jobs to Missoula. Now the AP is reporting that each of those jobs cost $22,500: The nearly $18...

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Evolving newspapers?

I think it is fair to say that the staff at Intelligent Discontent spends a fair amount of time reading newspapers online. I would also admit that I don’t get a print subscription to any paper, including the local paper. I suppose one of the...

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It looks like Connie might be in some hot water. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that the Justice Department is seriously investigating the actions of a number of senior Republicans, including Tom Delay and Conrad Burns. The interesting...

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Michael Brown is starting a new business, and you might want to put him on retainer before he has too many clients. What’s he going to do? Disaster Preparation. Americans, you can rest easier now, knowing that Michael’s unqiue skills...

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Way to Go, Congress!

The members of the Republican controlled Congress voted themselves a $3,100 annual raise today, the same day that the House voted 217-215 to cut $700 million from the food stamp program. Compassionate conservatism? Not to the estimated 235,000...

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Tuesday’s Election in Helena

While it is unsurpising that “The Paper of the Status Quo”, the Helena Independent Record, has endorsed retaining the Helena City Commission, it is clear that Alan Peura should replace Marc Parriman on the commission. The IR’s...

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Welcome Back, Mike!

Mike Brown is one of those utterly insignificant people in history that, as Baudelaire wrote, one is embarrassed to discuss, because no one will remember him in fifty years. Well, perhaps the good folks of New Orleans will. This afternoon, watching...

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Hope Springs Eternal

HeHateMe (what the hell is that about?) at Big Sky Democrats is getting awfully excited about Monica Lindeen’s “traction” in the House campaign because she has managed to raise $100,000. It’s a little too early to break out...

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Hubris Time.

the American public and media cannot help but wake from their collective slumber to demand something better.

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Linda McCullough: U R sew write!

Montana’s Superintendent of Public Schools, Linda McCullough, has some intriguing ideas about education, specifically about writing. At a recent meeting with the Board of Public Education, McCullough offered this insight: Superintendent...

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