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Native American Voting Rights

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On October 5, 2013
In our national discussions on race, Native Americans are usually a footnote. We talk about them in the past but forget they are still around today and that they still face very real discrimination, both structural and societal. This includes access to voting. A group of Native Americans in Montana has filed a lawsuit to […]

Baucus

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On April 23, 2013

Max Baucus, the Democratic Party’s most annoying senator, is retiring at the end of his term. While like any Democrat, I worry about holding the seat, if Brian Schweitzer runs, he will be tough

Vanishing Montana

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On March 27, 2013
A great photo gallery of the vanishing towns of Montana, where just a few people hold on in isolated places. Or sometimes they disappear from the map entirely. The American West is full of these places. Driving around the West, you see isolated homes in the middle of nowhere and you just ask why. Why […]
Mitt Romney is having a fundraiser in Hamilton, Montana. Not only is this fundraiser hosted by Charles Schwab, but it is at the home of Marcus Daly, one of Montana’s Copper Kings during the Gilded Age. Among the other Copper Kings–William Clark. Daly, the power behind Anaconda, hated Clark, so when Clark wanted political office, […]

Wolves

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On March 14, 2012
Outstanding Christopher Ketcham story on the delisting of wolves from the Endangered Species Act and the plans to wipe them out in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. There is much that is disturbing–people’s hatred of wolves, the incredible and damaging power of the ranching industry in the West, the ignorance of ecology that clearly shows a […]
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