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Senator Cory Booker to headline 2017 Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, will be this year’s keynote speaker at the Montana Democratic Party’s 39th annual Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner on March 18 in Helena, executive director Nancy Keenan announced today. 269 more words

Federal Government

Call Your Senators to Support S.54, Which Would Prevent Creation of a Muslim Registry

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump voiced support for banning Muslims from immigrating to the United States. In January, he signed an executive order that attempted just that, causing chaos and strife at airports across the country. 490 more words

Making America Great Again

In exactly 204 days, I shall be leaving the United States to live in Europe.

If all goes according to plan, I shall return six months later to sell my home, dispose of my meagre belongings, and quietly live the rest of my days far away from the United States, returning only if my adopted country ever comes to its senses, that is to say, if enough people refuse finally to put up any longer with Donald Trump’s toxic and probably illegal presidency. 1,670 more words

America

There is Always Hope: A Love Letter for America

Happy Valentines Day.
America broke my heart in 2016 but I’m committing to this being a year of positive growth and transformation so I’m sending this message of love out to the world in the hopes that collectively we can all channel our anger, hurt and disappointment into constructive avenues that will make a difference in the world. 577 more words

Art Projects

Why America Needs Charter Schools

 

“We are the last generation, fighting the last big battle to make true on that – that a child born anywhere in America, from any parents, a child no matter what their race or religion or socio-economic status should have that pathway, should have that equal opportunity, and there is nothing more fundamental to that than education. 232 more words

Jack Heidel

On the Tyranny of Unions

The Senate has just confirmed – in a historic tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence – President Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos. Pence’s vote came not because of the supposed unsuitability of DeVos (as constantly decried by her liberal critics) but because of a concerted smear campaign driven by teachers’ unions and their own economic self-interest. 376 more words

Betsy DeVos