Reverse Racism

As I surf the interwebs and read discussions about race, I often hear right-leaning commenters alleging that this or that African-American is guilty of "reverse racism." As is illustrated by the accompanying photo, many people respond that it's simply not possible.  According to modern race theory (or critical race theory, if you will), blacks cannot be racist. How is that, you...
Brian Schweitzer
Earlier, we wrote about legislative candidates vying to fill Ryan Zinke's soon-to-be vacated U.S. House seat. While the eventual winner may indeed come from the Legislature, maneuvering from outside the Capitol chambers has brought far more intrigue, especially recently. Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer all but took himself out of the running, endorsing political newcomer Rob Quist yesterday. From Troy Carter in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Nothing...
Montana blogger
Well, maybe not all writers. But if you write well and have something interesting to say, chances are we will publish your work. We aren't interested in running a "rant sheet," but we do welcome submissions from across the political spectrum. If you have a query, or even a full piece that's ready to go, send it to info@ecitybeat.com and we will be in...
montana capitol
The Montana Legislature meets for ninety days every two years. Please, oh please, Representative Dude and Senator Dudette, don't make us wish it was two days every ninety years. Be civil. Be sensible. Don't put your party or your own political ambitions above doing what's right. The efficacy of your work won't be judged by the number of bills you pass,...
Ryan Zinke
With Ryan Zinke expected to sail through Senate confirmation hearings to become Donald Trump's Secretary of the Interior, Montana politicians are rapidly angling to replace him in the U.S. House. The very good Mike Dennison has a piece profiling six sitting legislators and how their Congressional aspirations might affect the 2017 session. For Republicans, Sen. Ed Buttrey, a Great Falls businessman, was the first...
vladimir putin
H/T to Twitchy, for compiling Iowahawk's complete and total takedown of the Democrats' and the mainstream media's myth that the Russians "hacked" the 2016 Presidential Election. It took him just 12 tweets: https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/814908162503491586 https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/814909077469925376 https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/814910055401267200 https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/814911102576377857 https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/814912421630509060 https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/814913759621824512 https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/814914216771616768 Brilliant!
montana capitol
As the 2017 legislature session kicks off tomorrow in Helena, the prospect of declining revenue and a leaner budget looms over everything. From the Helena IR: After leaving a $300 million rainy day fund at the end of the 2015 Legislature, the state was looking at a roughly $225 million hole if it didn’t make adjustments. The $4.7 billion budget proposed...

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Liftoff E-City Beat
Several Great Falls and Montana residents have decided this is a perfect time to compliment existing print and TV news, with an online news blog to explore various issues and their effects on Great Falls and Montana residents. Our idea stems from the Great Gregg Smith, who hung up his spurs after a successful run with Electric City Weblog, en route to a...
mccarthyism
H/T to Democracy NOW!, via Glenn Greenwald: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald says Democrats have adopted a "Cold War McCarthyite kind of rhetoric" by accusing many its critics of having ties to Russia. "It’s sort of this constant rhetorical tactic to try and insinuate that anyone opposing the Clintons are somehow Russian agents, when it’s the Clintons who actually have...
Clinton News Network
H/T to BizPacReview, for exposing the worst-kept secret in this year's 2016 presidential election: the mainstream media, particularly CNN, is totally in the bag for Hillary Clinton: Witness CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the man who called Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort a liar and debated Rudy Giuliani for 32 break-less minutes on the ridiculous liberal interpretation of Trump’s Second Amendment statement, wax eloquent during a 2014 segment during...

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