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The Voter’s Speakeasy featuring unbiased reporting and insight into life at Project Vote Smart from our staff, interns, and volunteers.

Volunteer Spotlight: Janet Paduhovich

2012 June 26

Here at Project Vote Smart, we do a lot of hard work. And one of the great aspects of the Great Divide Ranch is that the members who pay for all this can come join us for two weeks and see for themselves what their money is helping to create.

Not long ago, Janet Paduhovich did just that, and flew into Missoula International Airport just before the start of summer. Here at Project Vote Smart we're happy to accommodate different travel schedules; so whether you're driving, flying to Missoula, or taking the bus to nearby Drummond, someone will be there to ensure that you make it safely to the ranch, with a chat or stop-off for necessary provisions along the way.

Janet added that driving to the Ranch was great; good scenery and [it] served to transition into the remote setting of the ranch. The ranch is located in rural Montana on the Great Continental Divide, a short ways southwest of Philipsburg, which comes alive with tourists and gift shops during the summer months, and turns into a popular ski town during the winter.

Janet says she is relatively dissatisfied with the beauty contest that pervades modern American politics. She elaborates, saying less talking heads and more genuine... intelligent ideas and information are needed in our politics...Project Vote Smart is the only organization with the credentials and information to provide a basis of information that could inform our populace and become a primary resource to replace or compliment the 1 or 2 ...

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National Intern Spotlight: Sean Pedigo

2012 June 25

We threw the spotlight on one of our new interns, Sean, and asked him a few questions about his time, so far, here at the Great Divide Ranch... 
For more information on our National Internship Program, click here

June Common Ground E-Newsletter

2012 June 12

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Standing Your Ground Across The States

2012 June 12

The February 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin has ignited a media firestorm surrounding so-called “stand your ground” or “castle doctrine” laws in the United States. 

Are you a current student or recent grad?

2012 June 01

We are still looking for bright, politically-minded individuals for our 2012 National Internship Program available this Summer and Fall 2012. Spend 10-weeks at our beautiful ranch-style research facilities and help us provide citizens with the factual, unbiased information. Trust us, this isn't your typical internship.

Comments on Unemployment Rate

2012 June 01

The US unemployment rate was published at 8.2% for the month of May, rising a tenth of a point from April's 8.1%. Here's what several congress members had to say about it...

Will your candidates show political courage?

2012 May 23

Every election year, Project Vote Smart uses the Political Courage Test (PCT) to measure the willingness of candidates to provide their positions on key issues. Find out now if your candidates are currently being tested. 

May Common Ground E-Newsletter

2012 May 17

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Who is Keith Russell Judd?

2012 May 10

As media outlets and bloggers scrambled to find the back story on Democratic Presidential Primary Candidate Keith Judd, who won a surprising 41% of the vote in a West Virginia primary, against his more well-known and better-funded opponent, President Barack Obama, it began to emerge that only one (very) reputable source had bothered to reach out to this possible nominee – us. 

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