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Baucus, Simpson to talk about fixing broken politics

At a public forum next week, former U.S. Ambassador to China and former U.S. Sen. Max Baucus of Montana and former U.S. Sen. Al Simpson from Wyoming will discuss the current dysfunction in the U.S. Senate and the political system and the role civility may play in repairing the political process. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Dark money’ discussion, thankfully, includes solutions


Three experts on the role of money in politics painted a dire picture of American democracy at a forum in Billings Thursday night. But they also offered up some fairly simple solutions to the problems posed by “dark money”—the kind that now flows by the tens of millions from anonymous sources to influence politicians and shape public policy. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Billings library forum will look at money and politics


Royal Johnson, a longtime state lawmaker who was also known as a statesman, will be honored Thursday at the first of what is intended to be an annual series of forums at the Billings Public Library. The first forum, “Knowledge is Power,” will feature a panel of three experts on the role of money in politics, including Alan Simpson, a former U.S. senator from Wyoming. (more…) Continue Reading →

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