east of billings

I started this website with a very specific purpose; to write to people in southeast Montana about the issues the media wasn’t covering regarding the Tongue River Railroad and Otter Creek...

Whether we like it or not Facebook is here to stay and will have an impact on our politics, for better or for worse. There is much to be said about...

In his last weeks as President of the United States, President Obama has been channeling some of the later work of John Dewey (1859 - 1952), American philosopher, educator and writer....

Denise Juneau is doing exactly what I thought she would in her campaign for Montana's lone seat in Congress; she is spending time, and a lot of it, in Montana's tribal communities. This isn't...

By now the demise of the Otter Creek mine is old news. I thought I should write something about it but I didn’t. Talking to a good friend a couple weeks...

By now you know that Arch Coal declared bankruptcy. We all knew it was coming. At first I didn't think there was much to say about it beyond what the news...

It's nice to see Governor Bullock delegating some big responsibilities. It's an election year, you know. He must be very busy. And, in terms of addressing climate change policy for our state,...

Yesterday I tweeted an article to Ryan Zinke's twitter handle about how the Pentagon says that climate change threatens our national security. This is the only thing I have ever tweeted...

Last Friday, I read an article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle entitled, "GOP House candidate Zinke says bin Laden email misunderstood." Asked how the death of bin Laden was relevant to his...

This week, Montana's Secretary of State Linda McCulloch went on a tour of the Otter Creek valley, southeast of Ashland, MT, and the Black Thunder Coal Mine, outside of Gillette, WY,...