Political Parties In The United States
CHICAGO — The Democrats' biggest strategic challenge in maintaining control of the U.S. Senate involves motivating the party's base while simultaneously attracting swing and even Republican voters in contests being waged in conservative states.
In a Jan. 16 guest opinion, Yellowstone County Republicans Dale Mortensen, Jennifer Owen and Anna Woods argued that primary efforts under way to purge so-called moderate Republicans from the party in Montana are something to cheer. This power grab from the right wing of the Republican Party …
HELENA — A contentious Medicaid proposal to fund private health insurance for thousands of low-income Montanans appears dead at the 2013 Legislature after House Republicans on Friday successfully bottled up the bill in committee.
WASHINGTON — To be deemed a serious analyst at the moment seems to require a lot of hand-wringing and sneering over how awful Congress looked over the past few days as it rushed a fiscal cliff deal into law.
There’s no question that this past election has been a major defeat for Republicans. Not only did the Democrats keep the White House, but more Americans voted Democratic than Republican in congressional elections, with the Republicans keeping control of the House only thanks to post-2010 red…
With presidential debates rapidly approaching, I contacted a Montanan who is one of the nation’s most respected experts on debating. Allan Louden, Kalispell native and graduate of both Montana State University and the University of Montana, is a professor at Wake Forrest University in North …
WASHINGTON — Why don’t Democrats just say it? They really believe in active government and think it does good and valuable things. One of those valuable things is that government creates jobs — yes, really — and also the conditions under which more jobs can be created.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In 2010, Chris Rothfuss was elected to the Wyoming Senate, even though registered Republicans and independents in his Laramie district didn’t have a choice in the matter.
The First Battle of Bull Run, the first major battle of the Civil War, was fought 150 years ago on July 21. The sesquicentennial of America’s bloodiest conflict has now begun. Until Vietnam, more Americans were killed or maimed in the Civil War than all our other wars combined.
HELENA — With the election just days away, the question is whether the projected national Republican landslide will reach as far as legislative races in Montana.