The Antidote To Despair

The Antidote To Despair

America is plagued by an array of pathologies that arise from hopelessness, despair, and the seizure of civil society. The suicide epidemic is a direct manifestation of a society ravaged by corporate pillaging. Neither of the two corporate-owned political parties address our systemic problems, and the obscene concentration of resources in an incredibly small number … Continue reading

And Then They Came For Me…

And Then They Came For Me…

While panhandlers and “transients” rapidly become a more common site on our streets, many municipalities nationwide are vying to criminalize homelessness altogether. They forget that while today its “them” tomorrow it could be us. 70% of Americans are just one paycheck away from becoming homeless. 20% of American children live in poverty. And 1 out … Continue reading

Keep Missoula Affordable

Keep Missoula Affordable

The sudden closure of the Old Post American Legion Hall this past Thursday illustrates the heartbreaking reality of our desperate economic climate. Dozens of other Missoula staples including the Uptown Diner, Palace Lounge and Stage 112 have been forced to close their businesses in recent years, but so too has it gone with homeowners who … Continue reading

Go Jam Your Log Some Place Else

Go Jam Your Log Some Place Else

    As all Montanans know, Montana has the highest suicide rate in the United States. There are many contributing factors, but among the most significant are economic disparity and social inequality. Montana has both in spades. Like so many other veterans who volunteered to defend their communities, we vets are returning home to find … Continue reading

Missoula Owes Nothing to Nick Checota

Missoula Owes Nothing to Nick Checota

As Jeff Bezos transforms Seattle into a corporate nightmare, many are concerned that Wisconsin millionaire Nick Checota is doing the same to Missoula. There are already four major concert venues in Missoula owned and operated by Checota, but Mayor Engen and the Missoula City Council are forcing local taxpayers to further line Checota’s pockets with … Continue reading