If you answered Conrad Burns, you are correct. As Senator Conrad Burns continues to tour the state trying to shore up support from Montana Veterans, many people ask if this is the same Senator who repeatedly has voted against the interests of veterans. The answer is, unfortunately yes. In this last year, Burns voted against a $1.98 billion increase for veteran’s healthcare which would have included $1 billion for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Montana Democratic Party, under the adept guidance of Jim Farrell and Dennis McDonald, is again working hard to ensure that all Montanans know exactly why our junior Senator from Montana needs to come home...well...needs to leave Washington DC.
For those of you who have been living under a rock, tomorrow, for the 105th time, the Griz-Cat Cross-State rivalry football game will be played in Bozeman.
The National Weather Service predicts a high of 45 degrees under Mostly Sunny skies. The 8-2 Griz will face off with the 6-4 Bobkitties...er...Bobcats, and the clash of the maroon and blue helmets colliding will be heard all the way to four corners.
Why Young People Should Care About Politics
Why should young Montanans care about politics?
The answer is easier than you might think: because who our leaders are-on every level—matters.
Who controls the White House, the Congress, Montana's Governor's mansion and legislature matters. Why? Because our leaders do more than worry about how their comb-overs look before going on television. They make real decisions that affect our everyday lives.
It's easy to be complacent and assume that someone else will handle it. But, if a decision was being made about the kind of tires or brakes on YOUR car, wouldn't you want to have a say in the outcome? MORE....
I can't say what it is.
But, I can say that when you get that cheezy 2006 calendar from your aunt for Christmas...turn to February 18 and write "Going to Missoula."
The new MSU-B poll released last week has Sen. Max Baucus and Gov. Brian Schweitzer both creeping up on a 70 percent approval rating, while the state’s other top elected officials – Sen. Conrad Burns and Rep. Dennis Rehberg, both R-Mont. – are hovering below 50 percent.
We have to take polls as they come, and it’s hard to say if Burns and Rehberg’s numbers are low because of their recent votes against Montana or because the Republican Culture of Corruption is catching up with them, but this one shows Democrats in Montana are in the pole position.
At the end of October, the MT Standard printed a guest editorial of mine carefully outlining why comments such as those uttered by our junior U.S. Senator are so very harmful to our society.
I am awoken each morning by a clock radio. The radio dial is set to Montana Public Radio, and I usually relax for the first 20 minutes or so listening to what happened in the world whilst I slept.
Not today. Today I bounced up - giddy. Yes, that's right - giddy.
...because now we know that you're reading.
For the record, I am holding my head high today, and forwarding your GOP (Greed Over People, for those of you still wondering) ballyhoo to every checkbook-holding Democrat out there.
I haven’t posted a blog on this website for quite some time, but I want to clear some things up.
I am proud to be associated with the Big Sky Democrats, and was honored when I was elected to be the regional director for Billings earlier this year. I got involved because I saw the excitement and commitment my friends had to making our communities better places to live and work by getting young people involved in politics again.
This year, the Billings region has been active in our community and reaching out to as many young people as possible.
One of the great things about this blog is that everyone can express their thoughts and opinions. Today, GOP operatives have launched an attack campaign against the young Democrats and me as the Billings regional director. This is unfortunate. Their allegations that somehow our group was responsible for negative campaigning in the Billings mayoral race are false.