Burns to Return Abramhoff Money…

Color me confused. Yesterday, Senator Burns said that he couldn’t return the dirty Abramoff money because it had already been spent: Aides to Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., said Tuesday the senator will not return donations from indicted lobbyist...

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More Trouble for Connie

Josh Marshall is reporting that the Governor-Elect of the North Marianas Islands has agreed to cooperate in the Delay-Abramoff investigation.
I wonder if Senator Burns might soon better recall his reversal of that vote in 2001.

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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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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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