Meet the Inspiring New Women in Congress

My daughter watched videos about women's suffrage on repeat the week leading up to the election. She's only in second grade, but she's been fascinated by women's suffrage for several years now. When she was only five years old she sat down and watched an hour-long documentary about it, by herself. On Tuesday night, when she began to cry as I put her to bed, I told her about the brave female Senators and Congresswomen who will fight for her and for her friends. Hillary Clinton may have lost her … [Read more...]


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Tomorrow We Fight

My second grader began yesterday evening with excitement. She made her own charts to track electoral college wins. By the end of the night, she was in tears, sobbing. I had to look her in the face and say . . . something. I have never in my life felt so at a loss for words. Parents are supposed to tell their children that it's going to be okay, but they're also not supposed to lie to them. I think? I'm not always up-to-date on parental etiquette. As I tried to figure out what to say, she started … [Read more...]


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Election Open Thread

Election day has finally arrived! What races are you following? What news are you seeing? And, eventually, what are the returns saying? Discuss away! … [Read more...]


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The Party of Lincoln Is Rejecting the Legacy of Lincoln

In doing some research on Billings state senate candidate Robert Saunders, I came upon a provision in the Montana Republican Party platform that surprised me. We . . . support the original interpretation of the 14th amendment so that only children born to citizens and legal permanent residents are U.S. citizens at birth. In other words, the Montana Republican Party officially supports doing away with birthright citizenship. Donald Trump made waves last year when he called for ending birthright … [Read more...]


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Local Races Matter, Ya’ll!

Hey everyone! This is your reminder that local and state races matter. As you head out to vote, make sure to look beyond the top of the ticket. Yes, that means doing some research, but taking the time to do our homework before voting is part of our civic duty, and these races really do have longterm ramifications.Let me offer you a rather prurient example: Minutes after Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment, essentially ending American women’s decades-long quest for the right to vote, a youn … [Read more...]


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So You Don’t Like Hillary

I've sometimes had people assume that I'm voting for Hillary because of Donald Trump's comments about sexual assault, or because of his "offensive" and "brash" manner, and not because of issues. I worry too many feel that Trump's shortcomings center on his willingness to make off-the-cuff remarks and his failure to play by commonly established political rules and guidelines, rather than on issues. I worry that a widespread dislike of Hillary has led some to decided they may as well take a chance … [Read more...]


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Chain Email Calls Trump “Natural Born Killer,” Urges Christians to Vote for Him

Today we cover a pro-Trump chain email that is also circulating on Facebook. A Message For Christians About Donald TrumpHere's a famous joke about God and how he talks to us."A deeply faithful Christian man is stuck on roof at home with massive flooding up to the 2nd floor. Rowboat comes. He says "No, I'm waiting for God. I prayed and I know he's coming."  2nd Rowboat. "No, I'm waiting for God." 3rd Rowboat. "No, I'm waiting for God."Water rises. The man drowns. Now he's meeting God … [Read more...]


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