Pat Williams

MSU Political Science Professor Eric Austin.
Courtesy of Montana State University

The political climate this year is brutal, with both sides throwing mud and stones at their opponents, a “whatever might stick” mentality that has some questioning whether there’s a better way.

And that’s what a conference this weekend in Helena is all about.

As reported earlier, Montana's senior Senator Max Baucus has been nominated to be the next ambassador to China - pending confirmation by the Senate.