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The GOP makes its choice in Idaho.  Courtesy, Bill Colley
The GOP makes its choice in Idaho. Courtesy, Bill Colley
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Republican Primary Coverage

Tuesday is going to be a historic day in American politics. If Donald Trump is stopped in his quest for the Republican nomination it’ll partly happen in Idaho...

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The 10 Suggestions.  Courtesy, Bill Colley
The 10 Suggestions. Courtesy, Bill Colley
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The Church of No Commandments

I’m an inveterate sinner.  I struggle to condemn some of the behaviors of my neighbors.  Looking back against 25 years of history I can tell you there wouldn’t be legalized same-sex marriage in America if it hadn’t been for some sadists looking to humiliate a pair of men in Texas...

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Mitt Romney Delivers Speech On State Of 2016 GOP Presidential Race
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Mitt Romney: The Assassin!

Much of America isn’t familiar with the name Gordon Hinckley. The former leader of the LDS Church died many years ago and just shy of his 100th birthday...

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America in Rebellion: Donald Trump, 2016

The Idaho primaries for the GOP and Constitution Party are one week away. It could all be over among Republicans after today, which is Super Tuesday...

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Bernie Sanders Holds Campaign Rally In Oklahoma City
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Idaho March for Bernie in Boise

If you support Bernie Sanders you may want to clear your calendar on March 12th and travel to Boise. 

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GOP emblem.  Courtesy, Bill Colley
GOP emblem. Courtesy, Bill Colley
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Republican Rage at a Fever Pitch

Pollsters say Republican anger has reached a new zenith after the Nevada GOP Caucus.  Donald Trump scored his biggest victory yet and the number of voters claiming they're angry eclipsed previous caucus and primary states...

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Some Trump backers need to examine their consciences.  Photo from Warhawk Museum, Nampa, Idaho.  Taken by Bill Colley
Some Trump backers need to examine their consciences. Photo from Warhawk Museum, Nampa, Idaho. Taken by Bill Colley
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Donald Trump’s Nazi Brown Shirts

A fellow writing a travel story about neighboring Ogden, Utah claims when you visit it’s like seeing the 1950s. I came across the story some months ago and believe much of the old Mormon Empire retains the charm...

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Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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Can Donald Trump Now Just Go Away?

Max Hilland

There is a scene in Doctor Zhivago representing the opening salvo of revolution reminiscent of current American politics. Battered Russian troops are staggering home from the front when officers with fresh troops going the other direction confront the “deserters”...

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Amusing ourselves to death!  YouTube screenshot.
Amusing ourselves to death! YouTube screenshot.
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Whistling Past the Killer Robots

 

The web sites aggregating science news are lately filled with stories about robots taking over the planet.  As a charter member of the Star Trek and Star Wars generations I’ve been raised on such fears and warnings.  N...

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10 Slogans or Phrases That Were Rejected or Failed

None of these ever really took off and were quickly consigned to the waste basket or regretted.

 

If you build it they’ll think about coming. Bec...

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The candidate of the coin-flip.  Official government portrait.
The candidate of the coin-flip. Official government portrait.
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10 Reasons Idaho Democrats Delayed Caucus

Idaho Republicans have a primary on March 8th but the Democrats are instead planning a caucus much later in the month.  Here are 10 explanations:

 

 

  1. The state’s only remaining telephone booth wasn’t available in early March
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Joe Raedle, Andrew Burton / Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Andrew Burton / Getty Images
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Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders Win New Hampshire Primaries

In a major statement against the current political establishment, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont have won the first primaries of the 2016 election season.

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Does opera help us understand fly-over country?  Screen grab from YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIVfbylUU-M
Does opera help us understand fly-over country? Screen grab from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIVfbylUU-M
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Conservative Elites & Opera: Hopelessly out of Touch

I just read a despatch from the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol. The editor is in New Hampshire following the last days before the first in the nation Presidential Primary...

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Justin Sullivan, Alex Wong / Getty Images
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Democratic Race Too Close to Call in Iowa — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Tied (UPDATED)

The Democratic contest in Iowa was one of the closest ever.

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Ted Cruz Wins Iowa Republican Caucuses, Defeating Donald Trump and Marco Rubio

Texas Senator Ted Cruz claims the first victory in the 2016 Republican presidential nomination campaign, holding off rivals Donald Trump and Marco Rubio.

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Donald Trump
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Politics for Dummies

What the heck is momentum in politics?  Are candidates rolling downhill and knocking over anyone in their paths?  From heretofore the following words and phrases should be banned from American political reporting:

“He/She has momentum...

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Anti-Government Protestors Occupy National Wildlife Refuge In Oregon
Lavoy Finicum is on the left side of the photograph. Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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The Execution of LaVoy Finicum?

Was “LaVoy” Finicum murdered? This isn’t a question being raised only by the far right. The FBI has released video of Tuesday’s shooting where the rancher was killed...

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Anti-Government Protestors Occupy National Wildlife Refuge In Oregon
Lavoy Finicum is on the left side of the photograph. Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Requiem for a Patriot: LaVoy Finicum is Dead

Call me delusional but I believed until I crawled from bed today there was a peaceful solution to the Oregon ranching standoff. I go to sleep early...

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Courtesy, Donal Pennington, Getty Images
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Voting for Trump? Who Else is There?

There’s too much hyperventilating going on at National Review. Donald Trump may bring about the end of the Republican Party but for years I’ve been told Republican and conservative are two distinct words...

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The magazine is using a photo of Trump via Getty Images.
The magazine is using a photo of Trump via Getty Images.
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Conservatives Kneecap Donald Trump

You don’t need to go to the right college to know enough to come indoors when it rains. I’ve spent years pointing out the American left has a serious Robespierre fetish...

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