Controversy in Montana Shows GOP Trying to Use Green Party to Keep Majority in Senate

I’ve made it perfectly clear that I’m not exactly a fan of the Green Party. Not because I disagree with many of their policy stances (I don’t), but because most of the party’s supporters that I’ve dealt with over the years are irrational ideological purists who, much like their right-wing counterparts, often reject facts they […]

Montana Republican Uses the Story of Noah’s Ark to Justify Why Americans Don’t Need Social Security

Most of us – even those who aren’t Christians – know the biblical story of Noah’s ark. The one about the centuries old man who somehow built a giant ark that housed two of every animal on Earth, despite having no prior training to do so, survived a global flood and lived to be around […]

Montana’s Horrific Rape Culture

In 2013, Montana judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced Stacey Dean Rambold to thirty days in jail for rape. Rambold had been convicted of raping a 14-year-old student, after pleading guilty in 2008. In 2010, Rambold entered a deferred prosecution agreement with the state, which called for prosecutors to put the case on hold for three […]

Republican Lawmaker Charged With Felony Assault After Throwing 4-Year-Old Daughter

This past Wednesday, Montana State Senator Jason Priest was hit with a plethora of charges including felony assault on a minor and misdemeanor counts of partner or family member assault and resisting arrest. You might be asking yourself what led to these charges.  Well, let’s see – he allegedly: Threw his 4-year-old daughter. Shoved his estranged […]

Driving Miss Dixie & the Consequences of Duck-Headedness

Once upon a time, I thought Haitians were the worst drivers in the world.  Then, on January 1, 2003, I moved to Columbia, South Carolina, and immediately came to respect the controlled chaos of Tap-Tap drivers careening about Port-au-Prince like a flash mob of alkali metals with electrons to burn. I had never seen anything […]