Round Up the Usual Suspects…

“Amusing thing about Comey debacle is that there were still Ds (and now Rs) who are delusional enough to imagine the FBI might be...

The Case for Jeannette

Poor old Alexander Hamilton. He’s about to lose his coveted spot on the $10 bill and be displaced by a woman. It’s way past time for that...

Boise and Baseball

The Rockies seem like a more natural fit, geography included. A new, more engaged ownership group also seems to be a positive sign. The...

Politics, War and Death

Trouble had a way of following Frank Little. Ninety-six years ago on August 1, 1917 Frank Little was kidnapped at 3:00 am by a half dozen...

No Coincidence

Consider the timeline. On July 10, 2013 Politico, the Bible of conventional political wisdom inside the Beltway, ran a tough piece on...

Appointing Senators

Ervin, appointed in 1954, served 20 years in the Senate and is now remembered to history for his drawling, gentlemanly and expert...

Out of Sight, But Important

Idahoans have single purpose districts for airports and hospitals, sewer systems and mosquito abatement. Idaho has government “closest to...

War and Congress

The FBI followed him, particularly after he criticized Roosevelt’s foreign policy prior to American entry into World War II. His...

Following More Money

It is rare – very rare – that a state Supreme Court rises up on its hind legs and says to the United States Supreme Court we think you...

A New Stadium

Bob Uecker – “Mr. Baseball” – best known now as a broadcaster, movie star and funny guy, wasn’t much of a major league ball player....

No Little Plans

An election that is normally an afterthought for most residents of Idaho’s capitol city takes place Tuesday and, while the five people...

Fort Peck

It’s raining in northeastern Montana today. A wet spring following a long winter. The water stands in the wheat and hay fields along U.S....

Shelby’s Folly

Jack Dempsey, the heavyweight champion of the world and one of the greatest personalities of that era (that’s him in the white trunks),...

The Red Corner

Sheridan County, Montana borders on North Dakota to the east and the Canadian prairie province of Saskatchewan to the north. It is about...

This House of Sky

In his classic memoir – This House of Sky – Ivan Doig writes of the country in the very middle of Montana, the country where he grew up,...

The Western Industrial Age

It has been said that Butte, Montana is where the frontier intersected with the Industrial Age. If that’s true, then just down the road...

The Creative Economy

A few years ago North Dakota erected some clever signs at its border with Montana. One sign advised anyone headed west to remember what...

What is it about Montana

Fewer than a million souls live in Montana, the state that sprawls out under the Big Sky. Yet, during the 20th Century, Montana produced...

The Big Man In The Big Sky

While most of the nation’s governors have been serving up heaping helpings of bad news in the form of reductions in education spending,...

Montana’s Mansfield

Next to operating from the Oval Office, the front row desk on the majority side of the aisle in the United States Senate is arguably the...