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Category Archives: Letters

Tester proposal protects critical wildlands

Recently Senator Tester introduced a bill to insure the agreements reached by the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project (BCSP) will be achieved. This includes developing a 10-year schedule of forest restoration projects. The really important component is the Monture Creek and Grizzly Basin additions to the Bob Marshall Wilderness, and the North Fork Blackfoot additions to…

No thank you, Fred

Whoa! Did I read Senator Fred Thomas’ editorial right? Does he really have the nerve to advance giving my national public lands to the states so the land and its resources can be sold to corporations for pennies on the dollar? This is the same state senator, who 20 years ago, at the behest of…

Putin must be tickled pink

Breitbart has tipped the balance scale. Listing seven reasons TrumpCare is no good. Now people know TrumpCare would stick the average Montanan with $3,600 more annual ACA premium. And transfer some $274 billion to the elite 1%-ers. TrumpCare does not fare well with the majority of votes in the US House. Good deal, now Congress…

The velocity of money

It’s hard to ignore the economic circumstances of those who work for minimum wage in a community like the Bitterroot Valley. Vacant mini-malls and empty downtown storefronts prove many local companies go out of business because we, the working poor, have no purchasing power. We shop at thrift stores and garage sales. We cannot afford…

Increase gas tax – who wins, who loses?

As many of you know this 65th legislative session has a very tight budget. State overspending and declining natural resource prices have hurt our state’s financial health. When money gets tight, whether you are a business, family, or the state government, there are two options: raise income/prices/taxes or cut spending. Last week Rep. Frank Garner,…

Montana Congressional Seat

Well, the special election to replace Ryan Zinke in the U.S. House of Representatives is finally set and it sure didn’t take long for the winning candidates to go after one another. Blazing Saddle Republican Greg Gianforte shot from the hip first by accusing Democrat Rob Quist of being nothing more than a “Musician” who…

Response to LaSalle

I am the son of German immigrants who left Germany for America in 1929. The economic situation in Germany at the time was catastrophic. They came separately from Germany and met in New York City in the early thirties. New York had a great socialistic public education system that I benefited from. I suppose that…

Current agenda

Let’s see, so far the Trump and Republican agenda includes massively increasing our military spending (so they can kill more people), gutting the EPA and environmental regulations (so the rich can get richer, while killing more people), making it as difficult as possible for women to have an abortion (so those women can die the…

Re: ‘Vanishing into ‘the cloud’?’

Fascinating article and report blaming Amazon for “stifling competition, eroding jobs, and threatening communities.” That’s a pretty big accusation. Are those things really attributable to Amazon? I have never found blaming to be helpful unless I just want to bitch and moan. Somehow that might make me feel better for a moment especially if I…

Hijacking of Special Election

The special election to select a new Congressman for Montana is less than 80 days away and the process for conducting the election has been turned into a political football. First, Governor Steve Bullock scheduled the election at the earliest possible time, 85 days after Ryan Zinke resigned to serve as President Trump’s Secretary of…