Secession is in the news again, and the discussion sparked by jhwygirl's post at 4&20 is particularly interesting.
Tester supporters may not like this reader poll about his chances against Rehberg in 2012.
Also, the Beacon has a story on Flathead grad — and blue-chip 6-foot-8 QB — Brock Osweiler's first start for Arizona State this weekend ... on the road ... at Oregon. Not an easy match-up. But it does make Osweiler the first freshman to start at ASU since Idaho native Jake "the Snake" Plummer did it in the 1993.
From the world of alt weeklies:
1. The Boston Phoenix analyzes the media's muddled coverage on the Ft. Hood shooting.
2. Our recent cover story on Celebrating Conservatism, the rapidly growing Bitterroot-based group, mentioned the John Birch Society. Las Vegas Weekly looks into the secretive group.
3. Covering Joe Lieberman for the New Haven Advocate sounds about as fun as figuring out Max Baucus in Missoula.
Finally, we really like this video of little dudes jumping to and from various UM buildings — aka "Missoula Parkour" — which was just posted to YouTube. (And, holy Toledo, we just learned that the particularly hoppity redhead in the video is actually the spawn of Bob Wire. And Bob was basically a Z-Boy in his youth! Who knew?)