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As much as he Denies it, the buck stops with Trump

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More than a year before Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt started preparing for the war he knew was coming. He knew that to be prepared, he would have to organize tremendous changes in the economy: order industry to make tanks instead of automobiles, sacrificing profits; persuading unions not to fight for higher wages; controlling prices; and […]

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Now is the Time to Reinvest in Government, Science

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As we face an unprecedented economic and health crisis that threatens our way of life and our very survival, where is the “free market” in our time of need? The “free market” is panicking, with historic declines in stocks and devoid of any solutions. The corporations, who received large tax breaks and squandered it by further […]

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Renewed Bipartisanship a Chance to Attack Climate

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If the renewed level of bipartisanship among our political leaders can carryover past this crisis, we can immediately begin building a much stronger and resilient economy by attacking the climate crisis. We have the know-how to put people back to work at higher production jobs. In Montana, these include: • Advancing energy conservation in all existing […]

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Actions Don’t Match the Words of Daines, Gianforte

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Actions don’t match the words of Daines, Gianforte It’s that time of year again, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) came out with their annual environmental scorecard, a scorecard based upon the environmental voting record of Congress during the previous year. I’ve presented this data a few years back, highlighting how Montana’s delegation has viewed […]

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Trump shaping us into country we don’t want

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Trump shaping us into country we don’t want Those of us escaping Nazi bombs, which began falling on Antwerp on my third birthday, somehow crossed Europe to Portugal, then fortunately got on a boat from which we settled in the United States and thereafter became true citizens. My father and I, in our long separated military […]

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GOP tax cuts for rich adding to nation’s debt

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GOP tax cuts for rich adding to nation’s debt Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Giantforte have no clue as to how our economy functions. When Trump took office the U.S. economy was growing at a nice clip. In fact, more jobs were created during Obama’s last three years of office than have been created during Trump’s […]

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Support Dems to achieve a clean energy future

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Support Dems to achieve a clean energy future Montana is behind in clean energy. Environmental Defense Fund put together a coalition of states, consumer, utility, labor and environmental justice groups to gain 150 co-sponsors for the 100% Clean Economy Act, currently before the U.S. House. Other EDF-led examples: Colorado passed a 2019 law mandating a 90% cut in climate […]

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Defend Democracy

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Bozeman GOP too scared of Trump to defend democracy Our Constitution only matters if those in positions of power have the courage to uphold and defend it. I wanted to believe that Republican senators and congressmen would do so, but they’re no longer the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan. They’re Trump’s party now, and […]