When I first met Montana state Rep. Franke Wilmer, I walked away thinking how great it would be to have a woman in Congress who is so much like Barbara Ehrenreich. I've gotten to know her a lot better now-- and I'm more impressed than ever. Her legislative role models tend to run more in the direction of Jeannette Rankin, a Montanan who was also the first woman elected to Congress (from anywhere), and populist lion Pat Williams.
Blue Man in a Red State: Montana's Governor Brian Schweitzer and the New Western Populism By Greg Lemon, Foreword by former U.S. Rep. Pat Williams Two Dot, Guilford, CT: June 2008 160 pages, $22.95 Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassro... Read Post
Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America By Barbara Ehrenreich Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt: New York Hardcover, 256 pages, $12.42 October 2009 In the middle of the first decade of the... Read Post