Bob Woodward says press has become lazy— that’s one explanation!

Politics – Down and Dirty

In an HBO interview Bob Woodward marveled at the press “taking the bait” and acting like petulant children (my words!) when President Trump calls some of them “the enemy of the people.” He then goes on to say about the press, “Let’s face it, we’ve become lazy.” But Bob doesn’t seem to be able to


Tester will harvest enough votes to secure third term

Politics – Down and Dirty

Montana’s blue counties finally started counting votes again this morning and Sen. Jon Tester has taken the lead. He won’t give it up again. Lots of votes still coming in from Missoula, Great Falls and Bozeman, where Democrat Tester is running strong. We’ve seen similar overnight swings in Montana before, and I have a suspicion

Election tally so far: ‘Not too bad’ for Republicans

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It’s still pretty early on election night, but the takeaway is that Democrats failed to convince large swaths of the country that Trump and the Republican Party are dangerous. GOP May lose control of the House, but looks poised to build a comfortable lead in the Senate. Republicans poised to win Florida governor and Senate

2010 column: ‘America’s moral crisis is threat to our security’

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For the past week we have been treated to the spectacle of the mainstream media lecturing President Trump for talking about the dangers of a porous border. They call him a fear monger and a racist; they ridicule him for calling himself a nationalist; they say national sovereignty is out-dated. Well, I beg to differ.

A look at the ‘dead heat’ in Montana’s Senate race

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The last poll in Montana’s Senate race shows a dead heat between Democratic Sen. Jon Tester (50.1 percent) and Republican challenger Matt Rosendale (49 percent). The poll by the Trafalgar Group suggests that it could be a late night for those of us in Montana who will follow the balloting results tonight. Trafalgar has a