Man-caused climate change is not just about a gradually warming planet or extreme weather events, it’s also about increasing health emergences for everyone…

From The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2023/nov/16/from-cholera-to-kidney-disease-10-ways-the-climate-crisis-is-wrecking-peoples-lives-acc? mosquitoes, ticks, disease, illness, death

Medicare is better than nothing, though it still costs more than it should, but “privatized” Medicare is even worse, and Medicare “Advantage” plans threaten rural hospitals…

From fiercehealthcare.com: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/providers/tiny-rural-hospitals-feel-pinch-medicare-advantage-plans-grow Beartooth Billings Clinic, many small, rural hospitals in Montana, greed, need single payer, stop profiteering

When our local news aggregator site — the Montana Independent News — writes its own local news the articles tend to be biased and unprofessionally written, such as a recent pro-STR piece…

The Montana Independent New article let realtors repeat the nonsense that Red Lodge would suffer with restrictions on short-term rentals, and that tourists would stop...

Apologies to the anti-masker/anti-science crowd, but the Cochrane study they love was flawed and misinterpreted, and masks can help you stay healthier…

From Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-went-wrong-with-a-highly-publicized-covid-mask-analysis/ MAGA, Trump, narcissistic selfishness, unChristian to not to want to protect others

In the most recent CC News, letters to the editor include wise advice from a former mayor (“business experience” is no replacement for actually having experience in government) & another wacky letter from the local Republican women…

Brian Roat reminds us the being a "successful" businessman is no substitute for getting your feet wet in government service before seeking higher office (whether...