Persephone Postcards: Great Falls, Montana

We often hear the stereotype that Montana is full of cowboys, Republicans, and giant snowdrifts. Sometimes, it is. Still, that’s not all we have here. Read More Persephone Postcards: Great Falls, Montana

Friday News Bites: Marriage Equality in Montana + More

Yeah, I’m busy on Facebook liking every single positive mention of marriage equality in my state. My whole timeline is one big victory lap from everyone I know who has hoped for this moment.

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Friday News Bites: Cathy McMorris Rodgers Remains Willfully Ignorant + Strange-But-True Stories

Friends, I lived in Spokane, Washington for seven years, where Cathy McMorris Rodgers kept getting reelected, while the Democratic party seemed to merely wring their hands and would run ineffectual candidates against her. After her barrage of campaign ads, we would then get her “surveys” in the mail asking what our “concerns” were, all with very leading GOP-talking points as potential answers. OH BELIEVE ME, I filled in that comments section. And isn’t it lovely how, despite having a son with special needs, she felt it fine to vote against the re-authorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. I’m not sure what she expected people without her government-paid insurance to do if they were in the same situation.

In sum: Well, of course I’m not surprised that she didn’t fact-check her State of the Union response.

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Friday News Bites: Tributes, Entertainment News, LGBT Issues + More

This week we’ve got tributes to the dearly departed, gun violence statistics, Freddie Mercury biopic news, and more. Let’s get right to it.

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Record Machine: “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond (and the Legendary Piano Pat)

If I believed in guilty pleasures as an excuse, I would concede that this song would rank among many a person’s list. “Sweet Caroline” is a big, triumphant song that begs for group singalongs, and I have discovered the original 45 rpm single in my inherited collection.

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