Aaron Flint

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Prairie Lights: Good news, bad news & lipstick on a pig


There’s lots of news about the news in Montana, though some of it is rather old by now. The most surprising news, to me, is that the Montana Standard in Butte has hired David McCumber as its new editor. The Standard, where I landed my first newspaper job 35 years ago, has had a lot of editors in its long history, but for decades most of its editors have come from within Lee Enterprises, the Iowa-based chain that owns the Standard (and the Billings Gazette). (more…) Continue Reading →

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Constitutional convention a bad idea


Last week the Outpost ran a letter by Sen. Roger Webb, R-Billings, who argued that states should call a convention to consider amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Here’s why that is a bad idea. Article 5 of the Constitution allows it to be amended in two ways. First, two-thirds of the members of each House can propose amendments that become part of the Constitution if they are ratified by three-fourths of the states. That has happened 27 times. Continue Reading →

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Despite obstacles, young people drawn to politics


Recent Montana State University graduate Kiah Abbey has been involved in local politics in Montana for nearly a year. The 23-year-old has done a lot of work encouraging her peers register to vote, but she feels best about helping Bozeman pass a nondiscrimination ordinance this spring. (more…) Continue Reading →

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