Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground

Rigid Political Beliefs

Congress enjoys plenty of moving parts on their secret tax cut plans

By Mike Jopek
Uncommon Ground

Tax Woes

A better process to produce real tax reform would involve talking to constituents and holding face-to-face townhalls

By Mike Jopek
Uncommon Ground

Where’s Our Money?

Montana’s biennial balanced budget is in trouble and the governor is mulling whether to reduce services or reconvene the state Legislature to find solutions

By Mike Jopek
Uncommon Ground

Fire the Feral Politicians

The Republicans who control the Montana Legislature and the Republicans who control Congress need to govern

By Mike Jopek
Uncommon Ground

Calm it Down

There are few peacemakers left in politics who are willing to steer us toward calmer waters

By Mike Jopek
Uncommon Ground

Talk is Cheap

The Trump administration's budget calls for big hits to Montana-based services

By Mike Jopek
Uncommon Ground

Unhealthy Fiasco

None of the Republicans' six bill versions increase access to health care and none make insurance cheaper for aging and rural Montanans

By Mike Jopek
Uncommon Ground

Give Us a Break

Montana is lucky our Legislature chose to expand Medicaid, accepting the billions in federal health care dollars for our citizens

By Mike Jopek
Uncommon Ground

Win the Cities

Whether people want change, stability, or to make a difference in daily lives, a good place to begin is with this fall’s city elections

By Mike Jopek
Uncommon Ground

A Fix

SB94 would reduce the combined taxable value of eligible homes about $2 million for 2016

By Mike Jopek
Uncommon Ground

A Thursday Vote

I’m going with Quist, the poet and political underdog who knows Montana's places, culture, and people

By MIKE JOPEK
Uncommon Ground

90-Day Workout

Forced compromise at the Legislature has worked well over the last decade

By Mike Jopek

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