Our Writers

Don Pogreba

A life-long Montanan, teacher, and supporter of Democrat and Left politics since I was a child forlornly supporting Jimmy Carter’s re-election campaign back when I was in elementary school. I am concerned that the Democratic Party has lost its soul in its acquiescence to big business, the military, and social conservatives, but am encouraged by the development of authentic, progressive voices in our party. I think that we need to be proud of the rich Democratic tradition of helping those who need help, using the military as a last resort, and remembering that the worker is as, if not more, important than the owner of the business.

I spend far too many hours of my life working at school and on my small business, Big Sky Debate. The best way to get a sense of who I am might be best found by what I am reading.

Pete Talbot

pete_talbotPapa’ Pete Talbot is first and foremost a grandfather to five wonderful grandchildren.  Like many Montanans, he has held numerous jobs over the years: film and video producer, a partner in a marketing and advertising firm, a builder and a property manager.  He’s served on local and statewide Democratic Party boards.  Pete has also been blogging at various sites for over a decade.  Ping-pong and skiing are his favorite diversions.  He enjoys bourbon.

The Polish Wolf

I currently work as a tutor for the Helena School District. I grew up in Helena but only recently returned from Seattle, so I tend to have trouble sticking only to Montana stories. After some time in Poland and some studying international politics, I’ve become a stronger proponent of the US in general, while seeing all the more clearly the folly of some of our policies. I lean towards international stories and have a tendency to ramble, but I suppose y’all will notice that reading my posts. I’m honored to be writing alongside Pogie and mostly hope not to detract from his excellent reporting!

If you really actually want to contact me (as opposed to simply disagree with me or complain about something, which you are more than welcome to do on the comment pages), my email is matthewdownhour@gmail.com.

M. Storin

Send your political gossip and tips to M.Storin@aol.com

Tyler Evilsizer

Raised in Helena, I’m particularly passionate about the environment, transparency, and explaining wonky budget policy. The views expressed are mine alone. If you want to contact me, email Tyler_Evilsizer@hks12.harvard.edu.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a 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.


The Polish Wolf


Pete Talbot

‘Papa’ Pete Talbot is first and foremost a grandfather to five wonderful grandchildren. Like many Montanans, he has held numerous jobs over the years: film and video producer, a partner in a marketing and advertising firm, a builder and a property manager. He’s served on local and statewide Democratic Party boards. Pete has also been blogging at various sites for over a decade. Ping-pong and skiing are his favorite diversions. He enjoys bourbon.



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Tyler Evilsizer

Raised in Helena, Tyler’s particularly passionate about the environment, transparency, and wonky budget policy. The views expressed are his own.


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i’m from helena, montana. i now go to school at the university of montana and i study russian language as well as arabic language and southwest (middle east) and central asia.


Sheena Rice

A professional rabble rouser, Sheena is a Butte girl now calling Billings home. She loves Montana, music, politics, cheap beer and dinosaurs. She hates the big banks and pants. All of her posts are done on her own time and of her own accord and are not associated with the organization that she works for.


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I am a Montanan, fisher-person, and a passionate progressive. My political interests lie within political ethics, economic justice, and the responsiveness of government to the needs of real people.


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Faith Scow

Faith is a student at Carroll College and member of the “Talking Saints” debate team. Well traveled, Faith spent last summer exploring many countries including Norway, France, Germany and Croatia. She believes that impactful policy is made at the local level and that young women are extremely under represented in politics.


Kim Leighton

Kim Leighton is an angsty Montanan advocating for queer rights, reproductive justice, racial equity and basic decency in a world gone wrong.


Sue Malek

Sue Malek is a second term senator in the Montana legislature. She retired after 24 years managing an academic advising office at UM. She served as president of the UM staff union for two years and chair of the Missoula City Government Study Commission for another two years. Public service is a way of life, she says.


Ellie Newell

Born and raised in Helena, Ellie recently completed her bachelors degree in English Literature at Whitman College where she was co-president of Feminists Advocating Change & Empowerment. She lives in Bozeman.


Chelsiaann

Freelance writer, essayist, teacher, and cancer survivor. Let’s dance.




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Chris Koski

Chris Koski is a professor of Political Science at Reed College and a County 7 ex-pat.


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A.P.Donaldson

Aaron Donaldson is a Helena, MT native currently living and working in Denver Colorado.



Josh Manning

Josh Manning is a combat veteran who lives in Helena. His writing has appeared in Newsweek and Foreign Policy and he has appeared on MSNBC and CNN. He is part of a growing movement of progressive military veterans working to affect political change You can follow him on Twitter @joshuamanning23


Miriam Krainacker

Miriam Krainacker is a movie-obsessed sociology student at the University of Montana.



Jordan Barrows

Hailing from Helena, Montana, Jordan Barrows is a senior at the University of Arizona studying Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology. When not working in the lab or attending classes, he enjoys hiking, bike rides, playing music, and teaching.


Agrippa

Agrippa would love to use his own name when he blogs, but his current employment makes that difficult. He’s a lover of good writing, breaking news, and Montana, although he currently makes his home in Wyoming.


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Wade Sikorski

Wade Sikorski is political scientist living on a ranch in southeastern Montana.  He is the author of Before it is too Late, Sacrificial Rituals, and Infected with Difference.


Claire Baiz

Montana native Claire Baiz attended the University of Montana and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in history and political science from the University of Great Falls. Baiz, a columnist for Signature Montana magazine, has been recently published in the U.S.A. Today, Detroit Free Press, Waukesha Now, and Earth Island Journal. Her short fiction is featured in The J.J. Outre Review and Molotov Cocktail. Baiz, a Chicago resident, has also appeared in the New York Times and New York Post.


Rachel Skaar

Rachel Skaar is a student at Georgetown University and is from Helena, Montana.



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