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Interesting piece here on the history of Republicans adding states to ensure Senate majorities, going all the way back to Lincoln. Once upon a time, nobody lived in Nevada. In 1860, the year Abraham Lincoln was elected president, Nevada was a desert wasteland with fewer than 7,000 residents. Indeed, the Silver State didn’t even exist […]
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One Day in America

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On August 9, 2017
I write from Helena, Montana, in a very brief return to civilization from days of camping and hiking in our nation’s most beautiful places, all of which are in the West, because let’s face it, everything in the eastern half of the nation is pretty lame, including what passes for the nice parts where people […]

A Presidents’ Day Reminder

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On February 18, 2013
When I think of Presidents’ Day, the one thing that comes to mind is how stupid it is to blast the faces of presidents onto South Dakota mountains. I once said this very thing in a job interview for a position at the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University in North Dakota. To say […]

Petroleum Lies

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On November 21, 2011

Who could have guessed that energy companies would wildly exaggerate the economic benefit pipelines bring to local communities! Here are the tax dollar promises TransCanada promised South Dakota count

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