Caught My Eye…

May we never forget freedom isn’t free. – Unknown

Welcome to “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

CME is the once a week column that is posted 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. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Bullock out-raises Daines
  • Montana GOP & Cooney
  • Trump Disapproval
  • Tested Positively Toward Negative
  • Trump in Michigan
  • One More Thing

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The Wednesday Read

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Great Falls School Election
  • Bullock vs Daines
  • Under His Skin

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The Monday Memo

The Western Word is coming to you, STILL coronavirus free, from deep inside an underground bunker in Montana. The bunker also serves as the worldwide headquarters for The Western Word blog!

Quote of the day…

Your grandparents were called to war. You’re being called to sit on your couch. You can do this. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Public Policy Polling
  • Montana Fundraising
  • Coronavirus Task Force Briefing
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to get through this thing called life. – Prince

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include a high-priced home, unemployment, annual average snowfall, Bullock/Daines approval ratings, single-payer health insurance, the Russia investigation, the shutdown, Trump’s job performance, Iowa’s “fetal heartbeat” law, McConnell’s block, plus much more!

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