Category - US Politics

For years, Montana Democrats have looked for concrete proof of what many always secretly suspected: Senator Conrad Burns is hot-linked with dirty political money. Sure, Senator Burns gets unbelievable amounts of money form out-of-state corporations...

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Who Are These People?

Honest question…who are these people who really believe that America is in the grasp of socialism? Who honestly looks at a society that is more nakedly pro-capitalist since anytime before World War I, a society whose president doesn’t...

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Perhaps the most insane woman in the United States with a national forum, Michelle Malkin, offers this insight: I can’t imagine Army Spc. Casey Sheehan would stand for his mother’s crazy accusations that he was murdered by his commander...

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Welcome!

I’d like to extend a welcome to some new contributors, to the site: Joe Gantt, a former college debater who I dropped on specific knowlege once, current college professor, and new Montanan; Dan Huebner, one of my former students, currently at...

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Plamegate Redux

It continues to get deep. Arianna Huffington has another great piece about the role played by Judy Miller, here. A well-connected media source e-mailed to say that the most interesting development on the Miller story is coming from inside the Times:...

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An Anniversay We Cannot Forget

Sixty years ago, the world seemed like it was ending for the people of Hiroshima. A city that had largely been spared the horrors of World War II, an island of relative peace, was destroyed by the most powerful weapon ever used in war. And on this...

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Intelligent Design and Bush

Must fight the urge…to make cheap shot at Bush….intelligent design… So, now that the insurgency in Iraq is in its last throes, President Bush can focus his attention on the things that really matter–like promoting crackpot...

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It has been a pretty remarkable day in the news today. It amazes me to see how coordinated the Republican response to issues like terrorist attacks often is. Today, the message is that we need to be willing to use profiling that is based on...

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Apparently, the talking points have arrived at Faux News. “Fair and balanced” Britt Hume, without mentioning Karl Rove by name, is mounting Karl’s defense on the issue. The defense? 1) That it would be really hard to prove that...

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Rove Lie? No!?!?!

Well, there has been one positive development in the Rove case. Conservatives are finding love in their hearts for lawyers. The fine right wing folks over at Little Green Footballs are defending Rove with the classic defense that his lawyer said he...

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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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