Brandon Bryant Is A Political Prisoner

Brandon Bryant Is A Political Prisoner

A storm has been brewing in Missoula, Montana. Income inequality city-wide has risen to the 33rd highest in the nation. Tension between the public and elected officials over runaway development and crony capitalism spills into the streets. And a world-renowned United States Air Force whistle-blower is jailed over his political statements to, and about, the … Continue reading

Montana’s Jackson Hole

Montana’s Jackson Hole

If you’ve been having trouble keeping up with business closures in Missoula lately, you’re not alone. Just when it seems the situation in here couldn’t possibly grow more absurd, even more iconic local businesses and longtime Missoula institutions forever closed their doors this month, including Missoula Breakfast fixture The Shack, Barfly prebarf purveyors Pita Pit, … Continue reading

Publishing Is Not A Crime

Publishing Is Not A Crime

Until now, the Justice Department has always distinguished between government employees who leak classified information and outlets that publish it, due to protections guaranteed by the First Amendment. The purpose of the First Amendment was never to lionize The Press into a privileged institution. It protects all persons in their right to print, speak, write, … Continue reading

The Department of Veterans Abuse

The Department of Veterans Abuse

22 veterans commit suicide every day in America, while more than 60,000 homeless veterans wander a hopeless landscape. The organization charged with taking care of veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs, has become notorious for delaying claims, losing paperwork, and ultimately denying benefits. VA whistleblower Rustyann Brown said she was part of a team  assigned … Continue reading

The (G)Reed at Missoula’s Hip Strip

The (G)Reed at Missoula’s Hip Strip

If Missoula’s affordable housing woes and homelessness crises weren’t already ridiculous, the approaching avalanche of luxury condos cascading into the Garden City now places this once-quiet mountain town firmly within the theater of the absurd. WGM’s Nick Kaufman appeared again before the Missoula City Council this Monday on behalf of Cole Bergquist, Cade LLC and … Continue reading

Heather Harp Claims Average Citizens Too Ignorant To Understand TIF Law

Heather Harp Claims Average Citizens Too Ignorant To Understand TIF Law

Every time the City Council vote “yes” on inappropriate TIF subsidies, they confirm that short-term gains are more important than long-term sustainability. The death of iconic local businesses like the Old Post American Legion Hall, Iza Asian Restaurant and now The Shack, Pita Pit and The Green Light, all within the space of three months, … Continue reading

We Can’t Prevent War By Starting War

We Can’t Prevent War By Starting War

Trump has united Iran against America. The Pentagon’s unprovoked drone assassination of the Iranian general responsible for the defeat of ISIS should confuse most Americans. But the fact that General Soleimani was murdered while negotiating a peace deal signals that America ’s oligarchs are finally ready to ignite World War III. The attack corroborates General … Continue reading