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Democrat Court Packing Will Eviscerate the 2nd Amendment

As Republicans contemplate replacing the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Democrats are threatening to pick up where FDR left off over 80 years ago by adding as many as four left-wing justices to the Supreme …

SCOTUS Boots Montana Democrats From the Schoolhouse Door

One of the few diamonds extracted by those of us in the 2015 Montana Legislature now glistens in one of the few rays of sunlight emanating from this otherwise dark Supreme Court term.  We enacted …

Steve Bullock Deserves the Same Scrutiny Roy Moore Received

Days after Montana Lt. Gov. Angela McLean announced her mysterious resignation in late 2015, Gov. Steve Bullock explained during a press conference that “it wasn’t that good a fit.”  David …

Montana Republicans Can Choose Religious Freedom or Religious Discrimination

To the delight of Montana’s conservative Christians, Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT), who is running for governor, just selected Kristen Juras as his running mate.  Juras previously ran for a seat o …

MTGOP’s Snoozer Debate Likely Seals the Candidates’ Fates

Last night’s Republican gubernatorial debate between Rep. Greg Gianforte (MT-AL), Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, and State Senator Al Olszewski featured something largely absent in most political …

4 Questions MTGOP Gubernatorial Candidates Should Be Asked (But Probably Won’t)

Montana’s Republican candidates for governor, Congressman Greg Gianforte (MT-AL), Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, and State Sen. Al Olszewski, will have their first (and, so far, only) scheduled d …

Trump’s State-of-Mind Defense Might Make Him a Key Witness

According to several reports published in recent days, Donald Trump’s allies in Congress plan on mounting a state-of-mind defense to prevent his removal by the Senate.  In other words, they’r …

Sessions Can Offer Conservatism Without Cultism

Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s former Attorney General and, prior to that, long-time Alabama senator, wants his seat back.  Whether he deserves it remains to be seen. Sessions racked up a strong …

ABA Slanders Fail to Impress Senate Republicans

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee weren’t swayed by an eleventh-hour hit job issued last night by the American Bar Association (ABA).  Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) described it as a “shame …

Kelly Makes the Case for Trump’s Removal

Whether or not he meant to, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has shown why the Senate needs to remove Donald Trump.  Soon. When Kelly was on his way out the door in December 2018, he …

Forget Greenland. Trump Should Make a Play for Alberta.

Donald Trump has proven a master at diverting media attention from one controversy by igniting new ones.  With Democrats closing in on an impeachment vote, now might be a good time for Trump to t …

A Dress Rehearsal for Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS Hearing

Two years ago, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) hectored Amy Coney Barrett, a Trump nominee for the Seventh Circuit, because “the dogma lives loudly within you.” Feinstein was referring to Barrett …

Montana Dems Sold Their Souls to Save Their Stevie

Sometimes numbers paint stories more vivid and collar-grabbing than do words and pictures.  Like how, in response to Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement, state Democratic lawmakers (and a fa …

Democrats’ Racial Incitements Threaten Philadelphia Police, Not The 2nd Amendment

Philadelphia police attempting to execute a narcotics warrant in a “troubled” neighborhood yesterday got a surprise when a felon with a 12-page rap sheet, including a lengthy prison sentence for f …

Montana Woke Senate Candidate Agrees With New York Race Baiter That Trump is Offensive

Wilmot Collins became Helena’s first black mayor a little over a year ago but quickly grew tired of the job and threw his hat in the ring for Senate.  And despite being the Democrats’ front-r …

SCOTUS Will Soon Slap Montana’s Court of Religious Animus – But Will It Matter?

Kendra Espinoza is a low-income single mom in Montana whose two daughters have been bullied in public school – and are trapped there because of her lack of means. The Montana Legislature tried helpi …

NEW: The 9th Circuit Spotlights a Presidential Candidate’s Hostile Workplace

Steve Bullock’s presidential campaign rollout two weeks ago hit a clinker when Bullock tried to identify his biggest accomplishment during his two terms as Montana’s Democratic governor.  But …

Is Montana’s “GOP” Attorney General About to Switch Parties?

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, who will be term-limited next year, ended speculation about his future a few weeks ago by announcing his candidacy for governor in 2020. What some are still wondering …

Does America Need More Ilhan Omars? And Are We Allowed to Ask?

“Is it possible to write honestly about the Israel lobby’s power in D.C. without using any anti-Semitic ‘tropes’ at all?”  That’s the question self-described conservative Andrew Sulli …

Montana Democrats Plot to Keep Harassment Victims Gagged

One of the most sickening consequences of working for Harvey Weinstein was that, after he was through victimizing you, his attorneys took their turn. Victims with the courage to complain and demand co …

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