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The myth of the absent Black father

I am Black. I am a father. I love my children like nobody’s business.  I will not be invisible. I make this simple declaration because, even...

Black churches can lead the way on voting rights

We suspected it for years, and now we know it: Jim Crow was never dead. You might even say he was too mean to...

Arizona’s new gas-chamber push illustrates barbaric practice

With straps fastening his body to a gurney, Joseph Wood coughed and snorted as he gasped for breath. Wood’s execution was supposed to take 10...

Mike Mansfield, the Saturday Night Massacre and rubber chicken in Boise

When the United States Senate recently failed to end a Republican filibuster and consider creation of an independent commission to investigate the details of...

Montana’s opportunity to have more power

Broadband connectivity is about power. Some have it – some don’t. Montana is ranked almost dead last in the country for broadband coverage. Due to...

White Americans can handle the truth about the nation’s history

When Europeans first came to the Americas in the middle of the last millennium, scholars estimate that there were roughly 60 million indigenous people...

The voters can speak just fine for themselves, Mr. Knudsen

In a rather extraordinary interview with the Montana Free Press, state Attorney General Austin Knudsen said that he wasn’t elected to please the Helena...

A plan to end poverty in the United States

Amidst partisan haggling about President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal, the Poor People’s Campaign and several lawmakers recently outlined a comprehensive moral vision for the...

Of the people, by the people and for the people: Montana’s...

Ten, twelve? How many lawsuits challenging laws passed during the 2021 legislative session will emerge? The Republican majority’s behavior during the session exemplified extreme...

Many Asian Americans are struggling — invisibly

Like many low-wage restaurant workers, Su Hua Mei and her husband lost their jobs last spring as the pandemic took hold.   With a toddler to...

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