In the People's Interest

A 21st century CCC could help heal nation, state

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By TOM PUCHLERZ AND COLLIN O’MARA Guest columnists The last several months have been filled with uncertainty, sadness and hardship. The COVID-19 pandemic relentlessly moves on, lives continue to be lost, all against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, social injustice and racial inequality. Times are hard. Through this we are seeing growth and evolution in […]

Communications

We’re Hiring!

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The Gallatin County Democrats are seeking an Executive Director with exceptional people, organizing, and communication skills. Following the organization’s mission, goals, and Rules of the GCDCC, the Executive Director will be required to recruit, manage, engage, and motivate members and volunteers.  Qualified candidates must possess strong management skills and be able to prioritize and execute […]

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Gianteforte, Daines have sold souls to ambition

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There is symbolism in the brutal suffocation and killing of a black American, George Floyd, by Minnesota police officers. Mr. Floyd’s cry for help, “I can’t breathe,” is a metaphor for centuries of black oppression and mistreatment at the hands of a governing white majority, both here and abroad. It also symbolizes a newer threat […]

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Wear Face Masks in Public Places

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Bozeman must take action, mandate the use of masks I was appalled to read in the Chronicle that the health department has decided to “study” the COVID situation for another month before taking meaningful action to keep our community safer from community spread of the virus. More study is not needed to know that when people […]

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Police brutality is a symptom, not the disease

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The recent police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have ignited this country in protest against police brutality. There are demands for defunding (or “re-funding”) the police, de-escalation training, and for outlawing chokeholds. All of these changes, though necessary, are not enough. After all, Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery weren’t killed by police but […]

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Thanks to Chronicle for maintaining free speech

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While visiting Fort Collins, Colorado, recently I learned that their newspaper, The Coloradoan, has severely limited the letters to the editor. Letters are only published on Sundays and then, have many restrictions for acceptability. The Coloradoan is owned by Gannett Publishing Group, which oversees the publication of over 50 US newspapers, including USA Today. We […]

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Stragegy of Republican Party is to prevent voting

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The Republican Party’s strategy is to prevent as many people as possible from voting. Republicans are threatened by large voter turnout. Voter suppression has been a scheme for Republicans since the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Republicans on the Supreme Court struck down the core of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, freeing states to […]