The Best of 2014

Thanks to you, 2014 was another great year here at The Western Word (TWW)!

TWW has been an active blog since January 10, 2005, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

A special thanks to the 163 subscribers to TWW. By the way, you can be notified of new columns by subscribing – and it’s FREE.  You can do that by clicking on the +Follow tab in the bottom right corner and entering your e-mail address, or by going to the subscribe box on the right side of the page (under the Twitter feed box) and entering your e-mail address there.

It is always fun to see which columns are viewed the most and from where the columns are viewed. This past year people from 98 countries visited TWW. A special “shout-out” to the nine people in China who stopped by!

In 2014, there were 315 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,415 posts.

Listed below are the top five columns that received the most views in 2014:

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Caught My Eye…

There are only FOUR days until Election Day 2014!

By the way, that is a really scary mask you have on today – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or maybe both.

Today I write about election night coverage, Walsh & Plagiarism & NRSC, Absentee Ballots, Daines & fundraising, Ryan Zinke’s records, Student’s Mock Election, Battle for the U.S. Senate, plus I have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Campaign 2014: Potpourri

Happy Tuesday! It’s a potpourri of political news!

Today I write about closed primaries, the new John Lewis ad, the new Steve Daines ad, the Great Falls Tribune and debates, TWW on Facebook and much more – so read on.

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MT Senate 2014: 14 Debates?

Last week I wrote that there should always be at least two debates for the federal candidates after Labor Day.

Yesterday, U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis (D) challenged U.S. Congressman (and Senate candidate) Steve Daines (R) and Roger Roots (L) to 14 debates. According to a press release from Curtis, the debates would be held “in the state’s seven major cities and on Montana’s seven Indian reservations.”

Some may say this is a “Hail Mary” from the Curtis campaign and it probably is. Daines should debate Curtis and Roots at least twice and stop trying to run out the clock because he has a substantial lead in the polls.

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the last “Caught My Eye” of August. Before you head out for your Labor Day weekend take a few moments to arm yourself with knowledge!

NOTICE: School is starting so be careful on the roads!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or both.

Today I write about Adam Sanchez Jr., Amanda Curtis and Steve Daines on education, Wittich & conspiracy, Mitt Romney, TWW on Facebook, a birthday, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Caught My Eye…

Prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of the Cascade County (MT) deputy sheriff who was killed in the line of duty Thursday.

Welcome to “Caught My Eye!”

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or both.

Today I write about Amanda Curtis, the nominating convention, Steve Daines and Bob Winger, the nude bike ride, Woodstock, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to another almost award-winning edition of “Caught My Eye!”

Disclaimer: “Caught My Eye” may be too intense for some viewers.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or both.

Today I write about the events surrounding John Walsh pulling out of the U.S. Senate race, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and online dating, and Beartooth NBC getting aggressive on the wrong issue. I also write about Richard Nixon, Peter Frampton, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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