Republican property tax fumble reveals corporate Oz behind the curtain


Last updated 8/22/2023 at 11:45am

Growing up in Butte, Montana, I remember watching “The Wizard of Oz” in my family’s living room, mesmerized by the fiery, all-powerful Oz and wondering who he really was. His booming voice. His power over the lives of everyday creatures in Oz, all pining for something they needed.

And then there was the big reveal. As Oz’s voice booms over Dorothy and her new friends, Toto bites the emerald curtain and pulls it back to reveal … a disheveled man frantically pushing buttons to maintain his oh-so-powerful façade.

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” he yells, as...

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